Apr 23, 2024 - News

🏒 Canes win a thriller in Game 2

The Carolina Hurricanes came back from a three-goal deficit to win Game 2. Photo: Cato Cataldo/NHLI via Getty Images

The Carolina Hurricanes had a thrilling comeback win in the third period to beat the New York Islanders 5-3 in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs on Monday night.

Why it matters: The Canes were down 3-0 — despite outshooting the Islanders — but the team's decisive victory gives them a two-game lead up to New York.

By the numbers: Wins like this don't come often.

  • It was the first time the Hurricanes had come back from three goals down in the playoffs since Game 1 of the 2006 Stanley Cup Finals against the Edmonton Oilers.
  • The New York Islanders had never lost a playoff game when leading 3-0.

Between the lines: PNC Arena nearly exploded when Jordan Martinook scored the go-ahead goal with just a little more than two minutes left in what became a chippy game full of fights.

What's next: The Canes play in New York on Thursday at 7:30pm.

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