Islanders Dominate Hurricanes in Game 5 to Keep Playoff Hopes Alive!

The New York Islanders defeated the Carolina Hurricanes 5-2 in game 5 of their playoff series, cutting the deficit to 3-2 in the best-of-seven series. The Islanders got off to a strong start, with Jordan Eberle scoring a goal just 1:34 into the game. The Hurricanes answered back with a goal by Vincent Trocheck, but the Islanders quickly regained the lead with a goal from Josh Bailey. In the second period, the Islanders extended their lead with goals from Brock Nelson and Scott Mayfield. The Hurricanes tried to mount a comeback in the third period with a goal by Sebastian Aho, but the Islanders responded with an empty-net goal from Cal Clutterbuck to seal the victory.

Islanders’ goaltender Semyon Varlamov had a strong game, making 36 saves on 38 shots. Hurricanes’ goaltender Alex Nedeljkovic was pulled after giving up four goals on 19 shots. The Islanders will now have a chance to tie the series in game 6, which will be played in Carolina. The winner of the series will advance to the second round of the playoffs to face the winner of the Pittsburgh Penguins vs. the Washington Capitals series.

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