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Hurricanes take a 1-0 lead in game 2 against the Islanders

New York Islanders (39-27-16, third in the Metropolitan Division) vs. Carolina Hurricanes (52-23-7, second in the Metropolitan Division) Raleigh, North Carolina; Monday, 7:30 PM

New York Islanders (39-27-16, third in the Metropolitan Division) vs. Carolina Hurricanes (52-23-7, second in the Metropolitan Division)

Raleigh, North Carolina; Monday, 7:30 PM EDT

BETMGM SPORTS BOOK: LINE Hurricanes -250, Islanders +203; top/bottom is 5.5

NHL PLAYOFFS FIRST ROUND: Hurricanes lead series 1-0

Bottom line: The Carolina Hurricanes host the New York Islanders in the first round of the NHL Playoffs with a 1-0 series lead. The teams will meet for the sixth time this season on Saturday. The Hurricanes won the previous match 3-1.

Carolina is 52-23-7 overall and 17-6-4 against the Metropolitan Division. The Hurricanes have a score differential of +66, with a total of 277 goals scored and 211 goals given up.

New York has gone 39-27-16 overall with a 13-8-6 record in Metropolitan Division play. The Islanders are 17-7-4 when scoring a power play goal.

TOP PERFORMERS: Seth Jarvis has 33 goals and 34 assists for the Hurricanes. Jake Guentzel has six goals and seven assists in the last ten games.

Mathew Barzal has 23 goals and 57 assists for the Islanders. Kyle Palmieri has scored six goals with five assists in the last ten games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Hurricanes: 8-2-0, averaging 3.4 goals, 5.7 assists, 2.7 penalties and 5.9 penalty minutes while allowing 1.7 goals per game.

Islanders: 8-1-1, averaging 3.1 goals, 5.1 assists, 2.1 penalties and 4.8 penalty minutes while conceding 1.9 goals per game.

INJURIES: Hurricanes: Jesper Fast: Day to Day (upper body).

Islanders: Jean-Gabriel Pageau: Day to day (lower body), Scott Mayfield: On the road for the season (lower body).

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The Associated Press produced this story using technology from Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

The Associated Press