Mathew Barzal recorded a goal and three assists, leading the Islanders to a 5-4 overtime victory over the Hurricanes on

Mathew Barzal recorded a goal and three assists, leading the Islanders to a 5-4 overtime victory over the Hurricanes on

The Associated Press

New York Islanders 5
Carolina Hurricanes 4

On Thursday night, Mathew Barzal scored in overtime to secure a 5-4 victory for the New York Islanders over Carolina. This came after Sebastian Aho of the Hurricanes tied the game with only 2.5 seconds remaining in regulation.

Barzal provided three assists and Varlamov made 39 saves, aiding the Islanders in securing their fourth win in six games.

New York’s goal scorers included Kyle Palmieri, Pierre Engvall, Bo Horvat, and Simon Holmstrom.

The Islanders’ coach, Lane Lambert, expressed his disappointment in Tuesday night’s defeat against New Jersey. Despite leading 4-2 in the third period, New York gave up the winning goal to New Jersey with only 23 seconds remaining.

Lambert expressed the need for a strong rebound. He believed that in the final eight minutes, the team performed well. Unfortunately, it was unfortunate that the puck went in at the end of regulation. However, Lambert acknowledged Varlamov’s impressive performance and was pleased to see their efforts pay off.

Before finally succeeding on Thursday, the Islanders had been unsuccessful in four overtime games this season.

Barzal expressed relief at overcoming our collective struggle and moving on from the difficult situation. Despite the distractions, we managed to refocus and bounce back.

Aho successfully scored a goal while Pyotr Kochetkov, the goalie, was off the ice and an extra skater was on. This resulted in beating Varlamov and the remaining time on the clock.

Varlamov expressed his disappointment with giving up a goal while leading 4-3, as it could have resulted in losing the game. However, the team was determined to secure a win and ultimately achieved their goal, which brought great satisfaction.

Carolina’s Jalen Chatfield, Jordan Staal, and Jack Drury each scored a goal. Kochetkov had 11 saves.

Palmieri scored with a backhander during a power play at 6:41 in the third period, breaking the 3-3 tie against Kochetkov. Staal’s delay-of-game penalty gave the Islanders the advantage.

The Islanders were unable to make a shot attempt for the initial 12 minutes of the second period and only had 10 shots on goal in the first 40 minutes. However, they were still able to secure a 3-2 lead heading into the third period.

Engvall made a quick move around Jesperi Kotkaniemi while skating towards the center of the ice, and then shot the puck low and with a spin, slipping it between Kochetkov’s leg pads. This gave New York a 3-2 advantage with only 1 minute and 57 seconds remaining in the second period.


The Islanders will face the Florida team on Saturday.

The Buffalo Hurricanes will be hosting a game against the Buffalo team on Saturday evening.