Islanders take on the Hurricanes after Palmieri's 2-goal performance

New York Islanders (3-4-0, seventh in the Metropolitan Division) vs. Carolina Hurricanes (4-1-1, first in the Metropolitan Division)

Raleigh, North Carolina; Friday, 7 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: The New York Islanders visit the Carolina Hurricanes after Kyle Palmieri's two-goal game against the New York Rangers in the Islanders' 3-0 win.

Carolina had a 54-20-8 record overall while going 20-12-1 against opponents from the Metropolitan Division last season. The Hurricanes scored 51 power-play goals last season on 232 total chances (2.8 chances per game).

New York had a 37-35-10 record overall while going 15-9-2 against opponents from the Metropolitan Division last season. The Islanders scored 230 total goals last season (2.8 per game on 28.9 shots per game).

INJURIES: Hurricanes: Ryan Suzuki: out (upper body), Ondrej Kase: out (concussion), Jake Gardiner: out (hip/back), Cavan Fitzgerald: out (undisclosed), Max Pacioretty: out (achilles).

Islanders: Sebastian Aho: out (upper body).

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