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Canes score twice in 9 seconds to storm back vs. Isles

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The Carolina Hurricanes scored a pair of goals nine seconds apart in the final three minutes of the third period to beat the New York Islanders on Monday and take a 2-0 series lead.

First, Sebastian Aho notched the equalizer with the goalie pulled. Then, Jordan Martinook buried the game-winner moments later. Jake Guentzel scored the empty-netter for good measure to secure a 5-3 Hurricanes victory.

It was the fastest two playoff goals in Hurricanes franchise history. It's also the fastest two playoff goals by any team since the Pittsburgh Penguins scored five seconds apart in Game 3 of Round 1 in 2018 against the Philadelphia Flyers.

New York led 3-0 after captain Anders Lee found twine early in the second period. It's the first time in franchise history the Islanders have blown a three-goal lead in the playoffs. They were previously 81-0 under such circumstances.

It was a much-deserved win for the Hurricanes, who trailed for the majority of contest despite dominating possession. Carolina finished the game with a 110-28 shot-attempt advantage and a 76.22% share of the expected goals, per Natural Stat Trick. The Islanders recorded just 12 shots on goal.

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