Hurricanes take 3-0 lead into game 4 against the Islanders
Raleigh, North Carolina; Friday, 7 p.m. EDT
EASTERN CONFERENCE SECOND ROUND: Carolina leads series 3-0
BOTTOM LINE: The Carolina Hurricanes host the New York Islanders in the Eastern Conference second round with a 3-0 lead in the series. The teams meet Friday for the eighth time this season. The Hurricanes won the last meeting 5-2. Teuvo Teravainen scored a team-high two goals for the Hurricanes in the victory.
The Hurricanes are 24-13-4 on their home ice. Carolina leads the league shooting 34.4 shots per game while averaging 3.0 goals.
The Islanders have gone 24-14-3 away from home. New York has converted on 14.5 percent of power-play opportunities, scoring 33 power-play goals.
DURING THE PLAYOFFS: Islanders: Averaging 2.4 goals, 4.3 assists, 3.6 penalties and 7.4 penalty minutes while giving up 2.0 goals per game with a .938 save percentage.
Hurricanes: Averaging 2.9 goals, 5.3 assists, 3.7 penalties and 8.5 penalty minutes while giving up 2.3 goals per game with a .917 save percentage.