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Foegele flourishing as 'late bloomer' for Hurricanes in playoffs

Rookie forward grows into role as next man up to help Carolina reach Eastern Conference Final

by Tom Gulitti @TomGulittiNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Warren Foegele viewed himself as simply the next man up. And the Carolina Hurricanes have been fortunate he was.

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Islanders eliminated from playoffs after lack of scoring

Failure to respond to Hurricanes, decline in 5-on-5 production help lead to ouster

by Brian Compton @BComptonNHL / NHL.com Deputy Managing Editor

The New York Islanders season ended when they were swept by the Carolina Hurricanes in the Eastern Conference Second Round with a 5-2 loss in Game 4 at PNC Arena on Friday.

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Second Round

Hurricanes rode defense, depth to advance to conference final

Goaltending, Aho, Williams helped fuel second-round sweep of Islanders

by Kurt Dusterberg / NHL.com Correspondent

The Carolina Hurricanes completed a sweep of the New York Islanders with a 5-2 win in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Second Round at PNC Arena on Friday.

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Second Round

Islanders won't use layoff as excuse for playoff loss to Hurricanes

Regret missed chances, could never get momentum in series after nine-day break

by Brian Compton @BComptonNHL / NHL.com Deputy Managing Editor

RALEIGH, N.C. -- A season almost nobody saw coming from the New York Islanders ended in a way nobody saw coming.

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Hurricanes not surprised they're heading to Eastern Conference Final

Sweep Islanders in second round, 'hope that's not the last good-feeling day' they have

by Tom Gulitti @TomGulittiNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

RALEIGH, N.C. -- The chant began faintly in the second period and picked up steam throughout the third.

"Sweep! Sweep! Sweep!"

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Short Shifts

Hamilton returns Nelson's head tap as series, game of tag end

Hurricanes forward caps busy day with some payback against Islanders

by Pat Pickens @Pat_Pickens / NHL.com Staff Writer

Hamilton gives Nelson tap on head

Hamilton taps Nelson's head in handshake line

Dougie Hamilton taps Brock Nelson's head in the handshake line at the conclusion of the series after Nelson tapped Curtis McElhinney in Game 3

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The Carolina Hurricanes won the Eastern Conference Second Round and the game of tag against the New York Islanders.

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game recap

Hurricanes sweep Islanders in Game 4, reach Eastern Conference Final

Score five straight goals; Lehner pulled by New York

by Kurt Dusterberg / NHL.com Correspondent

Williams' 100th playoff point

NYI@CAR, Gm4: Williams bats pass out of air for goal

R2, Gm4: Justin Williams earns his 100th career point in the Stanley Cup Playoffs when he bats Jordan Staal's pass out of the air for a goal

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RALEIGH, N.C. -- The Carolina Hurricanes reached the Eastern Conference Final by sweeping the New York Islanders 5-2 in Game 4 of the second round at PNC Arena on Friday.

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Second Round

Greiss replaces Lehner for Islanders in Game 4 against Hurricanes

New York trying to avoid sweep after goalie made eighth straight start

by Brian Compton @BComptonNHL / NHL.com Deputy Managing Editor

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Thomas Greiss replaced goalie Robin Lehner for the New York Islanders in the second period of Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Second Round against the Carolina Hurricanes at PNC Arena on Friday.

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Second Round

Islanders mull changing goalie, 'all positions' in Game 4

Greiss could replace Lehner with New York facing elimination against Hurricanes

by Brian Compton @BComptonNHL / NHL.com Deputy Managing Editor

RALEIGH, N.C. -- The New York Islanders will consider changes "at all positions," including in goal, coach Barry Trotz said heading into Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Second Round against the Carolina Hurricanes at PNC Arena on Friday (7 p.m. ET; NBCSN, CBC, SN, TVAS).

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game preview

5 Keys: Islanders at Hurricanes, Game 4

Carolina must maintain intensity to complete sweep; goalie Greiss could start for New York

by Brian Compton @BComptonNHL / NHL.com Deputy Managing Editor

ISLANDERS at HURRICANES

7 p.m. ET; NBCSN, CBC, SN, TVAS

Carolina leads best-of-7 series 3-0

The Carolina Hurricanes will try to sweep the New York Islanders in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Second Round at PNC Arena on Friday.

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