Islanders coach Barry Trotz said their objective this week is to put wins together, one at a time.
"You can't win two unless you focus on the first, so we'll focus on the first and go from there," he said.
The Hurricanes have already knocked off the defending champion Capitals. Now they're trying to topple the team coached by last year's title-winning coach.
Trotz has directed teams out of playoff deficits in the past and he has tried to instill confidence in the Islanders.
"We've had lots of chances," Trotz said. "It hasn't been a series where they've outchanced us, outplayed us. I think we've played a good portion of carrying the play, if you will, in good portions of the first two games."
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