Seventeen months after opening its doors for the very first time, UBS Arena will host its first Stanley Cup Playoff game when the Islanders host the Carolina Hurricanes in Game 3 of their first-round series Friday night.
The Hurricanes lead the series 2 games to none
Carolina Hurricanes (52-21-9, first in the Metropolitan Division) vs. New York Islanders (42-31-9, fourth in the Metropolitan Division)
Elmont, New York; Friday, 7 p.m. EDT
NHL PLAYOFFS FIRST ROUND: Hurricanes lead series 2-0
BOTTOM LINE: The Carolina Hurricanes visit the New York Islanders in the with a 2-0 lead in the series. The teams meet Wednesday for the seventh time this season. The Hurricanes won 4-3 in overtime in the last meeting.
New York is 16-9-3 against the Metropolitan Division and 42-31-9 overall. The Islanders have gone 35-6-5 when scoring at least three goals.
Carolina is 21-6-1 against the Metropolitan Division and 52-21-9 overall. The Hurricanes are 47-5-5 when scoring three or more goals.