Hurricanes’ Sebastian Aho sets franchise record in Game 4 win over Islanders
from Mike Santa Barbara, with YardBarker.com/www.yardbarker.com
Sebastian Aho set the Carolina Hurricanes franchise record for career postseason goals after notching a second-period score in Sunday’s 5-2, Game 4 win over the New York Islanders.
With the Canes up 2-0 near the midway point of the second, Aho stole possession in the neutral zone, creating a two-on-one with Mackenzie MacEacher, then buried a one-timer into the back of the net.
The goal was the 20th of Aho’s career in the Stanley Cup playoffs and pushed him past Eric Staal for the Hurricanes/Hartford Whalers all-time mark.
With this goal, Sebastian Aho now passes Eric Staal for the most postseason goals in franchise history.
#20 for #20! https://t.co/9pg2O0FkTI
— Walt Ruff (@WaltRuff) April 23, 2023
Aho finished with three points in the win, adding two assists to go along with his milestone goal.
After a slow start to the postseason, Aho may be showing signs of coming around. While he scored in Game 1 of this series, the Islanders held him to only one assist over the last two contests heading into Game 4.
Carolina cruised on Sunday, scoring the first four goals of the game. New York scored twice in the third period but never really threatened.
On top of Aho’s three-point performance, Seth Jarvis (two goals), MacEachern (one goal, one assist) and Stefan Noesen (two assists) all finished with two points apiece in the Canes’ victory. Meanwhile, between the pipes, Antti Raanta turned away 27-of-29 Islanders shots to earn the win in net.
Holding a 3-1 series lead after the win, the Hurricanes on home ice will have a chance to close out the Islanders in Game 5 on Tuesday.