The Hurricanes were so effective that Carolina coach Rod Brind'Amour said he couldn't find anything to complain about. We need that to continue. "That's what we're trying to sell here, and so far they're buying into it".
The five wins are one more than the Hartford Whalers had to start the 1995-96 season, their next to last before the franchise relocated to North Carolina.
"I like the way guys are coming to work every day. It's good stuff. We have a good team and we're hard to play against". "We've just got to keep working on focusing on day-by-day and move on already to tomorrow and get ready for that game".
Brock Nelson had a goal and an assist, and Johnny Boychuk scored for the Islanders (1-3-0).
In the shootout for the Panthers, Vincent Trocheck was stopped by Sabres goalie Linus Ullmark, and captain Aleksander Barkov hit the near post.
"Their speed gives everybody trouble", Islanders coach Barry Trotz said of the Hurricanes.
The Hurricanes have been playing great all year and the offense has been able to run through nearly all the defenses they have faced. He has three goals and four assists on the season.
In posting his third multi-point game of the season, Hamilton took the strides necessary to create a turnover in the neutral zone and helped convert on a 2-on-1 with Teuvo Teravainen as the Finn opened the game's scoring at 3:57 into the opening period. Teravainen has two goals and four assists during his point streak.
"I was trying to get a clarification because the goalie came out", Brind'Amour said, "and he wouldn't give it to me". "Good play by everyone all around".
Carolina Hurricanes goaltender Petr Mrazek (34), of the Czech Republic, watches the puck controlled by New York Islanders' Jordan Eberle (7) during the third period of an NHL hockey game in Raleigh, N.C., Friday, Oct. 11, 2019. Dzingel scored again early in the second period on assists courtesy of Martin Necas and Fleury to make it 5-0.
Maybe I shouldn't even say surprise because many like myself guessed that he would have a bigger impact with an increased role this year. "I saw [Svechnikov] had the puck".
"It was a great play by Svech", Pesce said in describing the play.
Boychuk scored with a one-timer from the right point on the power play to tie it 2-2 at 1:53 of the second.
"I was just grinding down low and saw a chance to get to the net", said Haula, who has scored in four of his first five games with the Hurricanes. The defenseman held on to the puck on the rush, causing Isles defensemen Adam Pelech and Ryan Pulock to go down attempting to block a pass or shot.
"It's nice to play with the lead going into the third, so it was good", Haula said.
Most notable against the Islanders was his feed from the left corner to defenseman Brett Pesce who beat Thomas Greiss stick-side to extend the 'Canes lead to 2-0 at 14:42 mark of the first period.
Carolina rolled to a 6-3 victory Tuesday night at Florida to improve to 4-0-0 on the young season.
With Svechnikov serving a bench minor of a freakish delay of game call late in the first, NY defenseman Johnny Boychuk found himself alone on the right side of the ice and ripped a slap shot past Petr Mrazek (17 saves) to tie the game at 2-all. He's getting rewarded for the level of play. "He's been great from Day One". The defense is giving up a total of 2.67 goals a game on the year, though.
Carolina outshot the Islanders 40-19.