Carolina hosts New York in conference showdown
New York Islanders (1-2-0, sixth in the Metropolitan Division) vs. Carolina Hurricanes (4-0-0, first in the Metropolitan Division)
Raleigh, North Carolina; Friday, 7:30 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: New York heads to Carolina in Eastern Conference action.
Carolina went 13-13-2 in Metropolitan Division action and 24-13-4 at home in the 2018-19 season. The Hurricanes scored 44 power play goals with a 17.8% success rate on power play opportunities last season.
New York finished 30-17-5 in Eastern Conference action and 24-14-3 on the road a season ago. Goalies for the Islanders recorded 11 shutouts last season while compiling a .925 save percentage.
The matchup Friday is the first meeting this season between the two teams.
Hurricanes Injuries: Jordan Martinook: out (core).
Islanders Injuries: None listed.