Carolina is rockin’ like a hurricane with five consecutive victories since an embarrassing 6-0 loss in Game 5 of the first round to Washington. The Islanders, who swept the Penguins in the first round, are on the other side of things this time around. If New York can’t keep their season alive, they’ll be the first team since the 1993 Sabres to sweep one series then get swept in the next round.
Hurricanes: Trevor van Riemsdyk, Teuvo Teravainen, Jaccob Slavin (Steel alum)
Stars: Jamie Oleksiak (Steel alum)
Game 4: Islanders at Hurricanes, 6 p.m. (NBCSN), CAR 3-0
Game 5: Stars at Blues, 8:30 p.m. (NBCSN), Tied 2-2
*All times Central