Series (Game 2 of 4)

Carolina leads 3-1

Game 1: Saturday, October 8th
Game 2: Friday, January 6th
Game 3: Saturday, January 7th
Game 4: Thursday, January 19th

Islanders 1

(18-20-2, 38 pts)

Hurricanes 4

(26-10-4, 56 pts)

7:00 PM ET, January 6, 2006

PNC Arena, Raleigh, North Carolina

1 2 3 T
NYI 0 1 01
CAR 1 1 24

R. Whitney (Hurricanes - LW): Goals: 0, Assists: 2

C. Ward (Hurricanes - G): Saves: 28, Save Pct.: .966

B. Hedican (Hurricanes - D): Goals: 0, Assists: 0

NY Islanders (18-19-2) at Carolina (25-10-4) 7:00 pm EST

NY Islanders (18-19-2) at Carolina (25-10-4) 7:00 pm EST

RALEIGH, North Carolina (Ticker) -- The Carolina Hurricanes hope to conclude their four-game homestand on a winning note Friday when they face the New York Islanders.

After dropping a 4-3 overtime decision here to the Philadelphia Flyers on December 29, the Hurricanes have won their last two contests.

Cory Stillman collected two goals and two assists Wednesday to extend his points streak to nine games as Carolina edged the Atlanta Thrashers, 4-3.

Erik Cole and defenseman Andrew Hutchinson also tallied for the Hurricanes, who improved to 16-4-1 this season at RBC Center.

On Friday, Carolina opens a home-and-away series against a squad which has dropped eight of its last 12.

The Islanders snapped their five-game skid on Wednesday with a 4-3 overtime victory over Florida.

Oleg Kvasha scored a pair of goals and assisted on another while Mark Parrish netted the game-winner for New York.