RALEIGH, N.C. -- Two teams feeling good after their most recent results meet Sunday when the New York Islanders face the Carolina Hurricanes at PNC Arena.
The teams put together different types of inspirational victories in advance of this game, but the confidence might be brewing for both clubs.
For the Islanders, it was Saturday afternoon's 6-1 whipping of the Philadelphia Flyers for a strong start on a three-game road swing.
"They are games that mean a lot," said Islanders center Anthony Beauvillier, who notched his first goal of the season Saturday. "All of us want to get rolling."
The Hurricanes rallied from two-goal deficits twice in Friday night's 4-3 shootout victory over visiting San Jose. That was Carolina's first shootout of the season.
"I think it's a big step for us," said Hurricanes left winger Brock McGinn, who scored in regulation and in the shootout. "I think we need to keep this confidence going."
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