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Hurricanes Use Cheap Tactics to Edge Out Islanders


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Marvin Azrak
April 20, 2024  (10:03 PM)
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New York Islanders goaltender Ilya Sorokin.
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The Carolina Hurricanes and New York Islanders are squaring off in the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs. It seems like the Hurricanes are pulling a sneaky move to mess with the Islanders. They haven't given their goalie, Ilya Sorokin, a chair to sit on during the game!

It's like they're hoping Sorokin will tire out faster if he has to stand the whole time. Usually, they give the opposing goalie a chair, but this time, they're playing it tricky.
On Saturday, it worked. The Hurricanes won 3-1 for a 1-0 series lead.
Yet the Islanders showed they can hang strict with the Hurricanes and even control the play.
Facing the Hurricanes in the playoffs is like bracing for a storm. Those guys keep coming at you, relentless with their shots and bodies crashing the net. But Frederik Andersen stole the show in Game 1. He made 34 saves, including that crucial one after colliding with his teammate! That's some clutch performance right there. And even though he had a couple of shaky moments early on, he tightened up and made it challenging for the Islanders to find any openings.
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Hurricanes Use Cheap Tactics to Edge Out Islanders

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