Palmieri saves the Isles in the last minute of victory over the Hurricanes

Rally, North Carolina (AFP) Kyle Palmieri scored with 14.1 seconds remaining in a wild last minute to lead the New York Islanders to a 2-1 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes on Friday night.

Ilya Sorokin needed just 19 balls to score, even though he was less than a minute away from matching the franchise’s closing record in a single season.

But Vincent Trochek’s goal in 56.8 seconds of play tied with Carolina.

However, the Islanders have won for the fifth time in their last six games – thanks to Palmieri’s goal.

Jean-Gabriel Bago also scored for New York, and Palmieri helped achieve that goal.

After a night of clinching a playoff for the fourth year in a row, the Hurricanes were not at all fragile on their way to losing for the third time in four games. Fredrik Andersen saved 19 balls.

Trochic’s equalizing goal came after the Hurricanes pulled Anderson for an additional skater. Trocheck had no goal or assist in the previous five games.

Sorokin made his debut in New York’s last six games, with his previous appearance on March 27. He was not threatened during stretches by the Metropolitan’s highest-scoring team.

The Islanders won the discus fight behind the net before Matt Martin made a pass to Bago, who put the puck at the top of the net at 8:24 of the second half. Bago has scored five of his 15 goals this season in the last three matches.

Hurricanes scored only one shot on goal in the second half. They failed to generate an opportunity to score in a power game late in this period.

Carolina’s Martin Nikas had a chance in the first half when Sorokin left a chance, but Nikas’ shot in strong play bounced off the goalkeeper’s board.

It was the first meeting between the two teams since Carolina’s 6-3 home win to open the season.

not exactly

Sorokin has six closings this season, one shy of the franchise record set by Chico Resch (1975-76) and being offset by current teammate Semyon Varlamov (last season).

Sorokin, who played in his 66th game in the National Hockey League, has nine closing times in his career.

Fun to split

The Islanders are fifth in the Capital Division, but have won 10 of their last 12 matches against members of the division. New York’s problem was only to win two divisional head-to-heads in the first eight attempts.

Century Mark

At 100 points (46-18-8), Carolina remained second in franchise history. With 10 games remaining, the Hurricanes need to secure 12 points to match the franchise record set in the 2005-06 season.

next one

Islanders: In St. Louis on Saturday night.

Hurricanes: Anaheim hosts Sunday nights.

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