Palmieri pots power-play winner; historic Islanders avalanche late clinches Game 3 over Hurricanes 5-1

ELMONT, N.Y. — The New York Islanders were starving for a power play in Game 2, then famished for a man-advantage tally in Game 3. They finally got it — and it triggered an avalanche.

Kyle Palmieri tipped home a Sebastian Aho shot on the power play with 3:51 to go in regulation to break a 1-1 tie and record the game-winner as the Islanders defeated the Carolina Hurricanes 5-1 in Game 3 of their first-round playoff series on Friday night at UBS Arena to pull back their series deficit to 2-1

“It was big,” Palmieri said. “We had a couple of good looks, a couple of bounces that just went

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