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Islanders, Hurricanes set for unlikely playoff matchup

The Carolina Hurricanes have waited almost 10 years to play in the second round of the NHL playoffs. It only seems like the New York Islanders have been waiting that long to play again, period, as they will be 10 days removed from their last game.

One of the numerous unexpected conference semifinals will finally begin Friday night, when the Islanders host the Hurricanes in a battle of Metropolitan Division rivals at Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

The Hurricanes, who are in the playoffs for the first time since 2009, advanced to the conference semifinals by overcoming a pair of two-goal deficits to edge the defending Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals, 4-3, in double overtime Wednesday night. The win capped a series of comebacks by Carolina, which trailed the series two games to none and fell behind three games to two with a 6-0 loss in Game 5 on Saturday night.

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Leaders
Points: S. Aho83
Plus/Minus: B. Pesce35
Shots on Goal: D. Hamilton259
PIM: A. Svechnikov62
Win: P. Mrazek23
Shutouts: P. Mrazek4
Offense (Rank)
Goals: 243 (16)
Shots: 2822 (1)
PP%: 17.8% (20)
Penalty Minutes: 618 (25)
Assists: 399 (17)
SH Goals: 8 (11)
Standings
Metropolitan Division
  W L OTL Pts
xy-Washington 48 26 8 104
x-NY Islanders 48 27 7 103
x-Pittsburgh 44 26 12 100
x-Carolina 46 29 7 99
x-Columbus 47 31 4 98
Philadelphia 37 37 8 82
NY Rangers 32 36 14 78
New Jersey 31 41 10 72
Full Standings
 
Defense (Rank)
Goals Against: 221 (24)
Shots Against: 2343 (29)
PK%: 81.6% (8)
Penalty Minutes: 710 (11)
Shutouts: 6 (10)
Sv%: 0.906 (14)
Injuries
Date Player Status
4/15 A. Svechnikov Concussion (day-to-day)
4/15 M. Ferland Upper-body injury (day-to-day)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
4/23 C. Bishop Sent to minors Charlotte-AHL
4/21 C. Bishop Called up from minors from Charlotte-AHL
4/21 A. Saarela Sent to minors Charlotte-AHL
4/19 A. Saarela Called up from minors from Charlotte-AHL
4/19 J. Bean Sent to minors Charlotte-AHL
4/17 J. Pritchard Signed as Free Agent One-year, entry-level contract
4/16 P. Brown Called up from minors from Charlotte-AHL
4/7 J. Bean Called up from minors from Charlotte-AHL
4/1 H. Fleury Called up from minors from Charlotte-AHL
3/21 H. Fleury Sent to minors Charlotte-AHL
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