Warren Foegele and Nino Neiderreiter each scored a goal in the third period as the Carolina Hurricanes defeated the New York Islanders 2-1 in Game 2 Sunday at the Brooklyn Nets’ arena to take a 2-0 series lead in the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
Mathew Barzal was credited with a power play goal in the first period to give the Islanders a 1-0 lead, but the Islanders couldn’t find a way to score the rest of the way.
One Islanders goal was waved off after the puck was found to have gone off an Islander skate.
“Man, what is this garbage?” One Islanders fan asked. “Who cares how the goal goes in? Did the refs wave off all of that dog’s basketball shots in Air Bud just because he used his nose? No.”
The fans became distraught when Jordan Eberle launched a shot in the third period that hit the crossbar, and the officials confirmed that the shot had not gone in.
“Bro, that’s some nonsense,” one Islanders fan told reporters after the game. “He hit the crossbar, isn’t that good enough to be a goal?”
“If I’m with a chick at a party and all we do is make out, I still tell my buddies I scored.”
Petr Mrazek started in goal for the Hurricanes, but left in the second period due to injury. Curtis McElhinney took over in his place and had 17 saves.
Game 3 is scheduled for Wednesday in Raleigh.
Islanders fan Ralph Macchio said he was going to make the trip south to look for the Hurricanes fan who didn’t believe Islanders fans existed.
“It might be on the news,” Macchio said, “get off my case.”