The only shot that eluded Robin Lehner on Friday night, the shot that wrested home-ice advantage from his Islanders, struck his left skate as he slid across the crease and banked into the net.
A bad bounce, Lehner would later call it — though he used spicier language than that — and as the Carolina Hurricanes celebrated their 1-0 overtime victory by the boards, he lurched forward so that his head met the ice, and he stayed there for a good three seconds, legs splayed behind him, unwilling to accept that he, and his team, had lost, like that.
For the fourth consecutive game of these playoffs, Lehner allowed one goal. This was the first he did not win.
“Small margins here in the playoffs,” Lehner said.
The Islanders encountered small margins all season. They gave up the fewest goals in the N.H.L. while ranking among the bottom third in scoring. They know close games. They like them. They should also prepare for more of them.
After throttling the Pittsburgh Penguins in the first round, they are likely to have a decidedly more difficult time defeating the Hurricanes, who, in personnel and in spirit, resemble the Islanders.
Though it’s dangerous to extract cosmic significance from an opener, it would not be surprising if Game 1 of this Eastern Conference semifinal served as a template for the remainder of the series: low-scoring and bruising, studded with excellent goaltending and bursts of opportunism.
“They’re prepared, they’re smart, they don’t give you anything for free,” Hurricanes captain Justin Williams said of the Islanders. “And that’s fine. Because neither do we.”
Williams offered that prescient assessment about seven hours before face-off — or, roughly 36 hours after the Hurricanes ousted the reigning champion Washington Capitals in double overtime. They did not so much charge into Barclays Center as pant their way in, exhausted after expending so much mental and physical energy across a seven-game series in which Carolina ended up playing nearly twice as many minutes as the Islanders did in their sweep of Pittsburgh.
Carolina’s persistence minimized its weariness. As delighted as the Hurricanes were with the result, they were just as glad that Jordan Staal scored when he did, at 4 minutes 4 seconds into overtime. Had the game lasted into a second or third overtime, Coach Rod Brind’Amour said, Carolina’s vitality for Game 2 on Sunday, if not beyond, could have been compromised.
“The thing I give our group the biggest credit for tonight is somehow figuring that out, to match the intensity right away,” Brind’Amour said.
The Islanders had thought about hockey, practiced hockey, discussed hockey and watched hockey, but they had not actually played hockey in 10 days, since dispatching the Penguins on April 16. Coach Barry Trotz was more curious than concerned about how his team would react after the long layoff, and though he hinted at potential line changes for Sunday, over all, he said, he was pleased.
The Islanders had a goal by Mathew Barzal negated by goaltender interference. They thought they scored in the third period — the horn blared, the crowd roared — but Ryan Pulock’s one-timer instead lodged in the outside netting. They felt they should have neutralized Carolina goalie Petr Mrazek earlier — Josh Bailey’s breakaway, Anders Lee’s backhand from in tight — but they didn’t, couldn’t.
Like a trick candle at a child’s birthday party, the Hurricanes cannot be extinguished. After twice staving off elimination, they won despite not leading during regulation for the second time in three days.
Punctuated by Carolina’s contribution, the opening round unspooled into chaos, detonated by the exits of all four division champions. The outcomes, in totality, ran so counter to the regular-season standings that it seemed as if it had been decreed that the series would be decided not by the teams themselves but rather by the potency of their mascots: an avalanche should smother flames, so happy trails, Calgary, and welcome to the next round, Colorado.
In advancing, the Islanders and Hurricanes knocked out two of the league’s most recognizable and accomplished players, Alex Ovechkin and Sidney Crosby, who have hoisted the last three Stanley Cups. In a field that now lacks a pair of perennial contenders, Pittsburgh and Washington, and the Presidents’ Trophy winner for the most points in the regular season, the Tampa Bay Lightning, the Islanders and Carolina sense an opportunity.
“We’re not in a position to believe we have a better chance against one team than we do another,” winger Cal Clutterbuck said. “We really don’t feel like we’re entitled to anything. We don’t feel like we’re owed anything. We really feel that what we’ve accomplished is because of the entire group doing it a certain way.”
The Islanders’ renaissance is steeped in their structure, a commitment and discipline instilled by Trotz, who nevertheless lamented how they got “a little cute” at times, looking to make an extra pass instead of shooting. That mistake buried them in overtime, when Clutterbuck, with a clear shooting lane, passed — to no one.
The Hurricanes charged up the ice on a two-on-one that Lehner thwarted, but the puck stayed in the Islanders’ zone. It soon found Nino Niederreiter in the slot, who ripped a shot that could have been a pass, off the end boards, at an acute angle, to the waiting stick of Staal.
Lehner had saved 160 of the 167 shots he had faced this postseason, but not this one, hesitating ever so slightly going from post to post. In a matchup of two ostensibly even teams, both deep and ruthless, Lehner offers a clear advantage in net every game. At least, he should. The margins, as he knew before but even more now, are smaller in the playoffs.B:
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（【求】【订】【阅】【月】【票】【收】【藏】【推】【荐】！） 【赛】【丽】【亚】•【迈】【尔】【斯】【看】【着】【德】【兰】【城】【堡】【时】【空】【隧】【道】【的】【通】【道】【口】，【看】【着】【那】【站】【在】【登】【太】【牙】【身】【前】，【身】【上】【漆】【黑】【魔】【炎】【环】【绕】【的】【少】【年】，【那】【一】【双】【在】【记】【忆】【力】【无】【数】【次】【都】【不】【舍】【得】【掩】【埋】【的】【深】【瞳】，【在】【此】【时】【再】【一】【次】【和】【蔚】【蓝】【色】【碰】【撞】【时】，【即】【便】【激】【起】【的】【不】【是】【感】【情】，【却】【也】【是】【理】【性】【中】【无】【法】【磨】【灭】【的】【过】【往】…… 【同】【样】【是】【站】【在】【原】【地】，【不】【曾】【多】【言】，【只】【是】【微】【微】
【反】【观】【在】【狮】【群】【内】，【对】【待】【猎】【物】【恰】【饭】【这】【个】【生】【存】【基】【础】，【狮】【群】【内】【部】【都】【不】【会】【互】【相】【忍】【让】【的】【状】【况】，【在】【对】【待】【花】【豹】【肯】，【狮】【群】【一】【反】【常】【态】【的】【全】【都】【对】【它】【特】【别】【容】【忍】。 【不】【论】【是】【雄】【狮】【抑】【或】【是】【雌】【狮】，【只】【要】【肯】【有】【分】【参】【与】【狮】【群】【对】【猎】【物】【抓】【捕】【的】【过】【程】，【在】【猎】【物】【被】【撕】【咬】【到】【底】【的】【那】【一】【刻】【起】，【只】【要】【肯】【占】【住】【猎】【物】【哪】【一】【处】【方】【位】，【玛】【莎】【狮】【群】【内】，【不】【管】【是】【诺】【迟】【兄】【弟】【还】【是】【雌】【狮】【们】，【都】【会】www.mtl289.com【苏】【荼】，【日】【后】【倘】【若】【有】【缘】，【一】【定】【会】【再】【见】【梁】【公】【子】【的】。” 【苏】【荼】【哦】【了】【一】【声】，【悠】【悠】【一】【叹】。【谷】【梁】【泪】【颇】【是】【尴】【尬】，【不】【曾】【想】【再】【见】【之】【时】【苏】【荼】【竟】【然】【会】【生】【出】【这】【样】【依】【恋】【的】【情】【绪】，【玉】【脸】【微】【红】，【轻】【声】【说】【道】：“【会】【的】。” 【苏】【荼】【眼】【睛】【一】【亮】，【抿】【嘴】【浅】【笑】，【重】【重】【的】【点】【了】【点】【头】。【谷】【梁】【泪】【向】【袁】【长】【青】【抱】【拳】【一】【礼】，【和】【声】【说】【道】：“【山】【高】【水】【长】，【诸】【位】【请】【多】【珍】【重】。” 【袁】【长】
【木】【槿】【汐】【来】【到】【包】【子】【铺】【时】，【前】【面】【正】【好】【有】【一】【个】【人】【在】【买】【包】【子】。【木】【槿】【汐】【便】【排】【在】【他】【的】【后】【面】【等】【着】。 【那】【人】【并】【不】【知】【道】【木】【槿】【汐】【就】【站】【在】【他】【的】【身】【后】。【当】【他】【买】【好】【包】【子】【时】，【突】【然】【转】【身】【要】【走】，【结】【果】【和】【木】【槿】【汐】【撞】【到】【一】【起】【了】。 “【哎】【呀】！”【木】【槿】【汐】【直】【接】【被】【撞】【摔】【到】【地】【上】，【疼】【得】【她】【想】【打】【人】。 【她】【怒】【视】【着】【那】【个】【撞】【她】【的】【人】【一】【眼】。【然】【后】【爬】【起】【来】，【直】【接】【越】【过】【撞】【他】【之】【人】
“【管】**【即】【停】【车】。” 【秦】【藏】【月】【喊】【道】，【他】【这】【会】【正】【因】【为】【得】【知】【周】【家】【人】【失】【踪】，【修】【仙】【者】【要】【来】【苏】【城】，【所】【以】【他】【们】【几】【人】【连】【夜】【从】【蛇】【山】【补】【给】**【赶】【去】【苏】【城】，【这】【会】【他】【们】【已】【经】【在】【半】【路】【上】【了】。 【他】【心】【中】【琢】【磨】【如】【果】【周】【家】【失】【踪】【的】【事】【和】【俞】【墨】【熹】【有】【关】【的】【话】，【那】【她】【离】【开】【安】【区】【全】【也】【就】【大】【半】【个】【小】【时】【左】【右】，【他】【希】【望】【俞】【墨】【熹】【是】【向】【着】【蛇】【山】【补】【给】**【这】【边】【来】，【这】【样】【的】【话】【他】【就】
【顾】【雪】【嘉】，【你】【给】【我】【站】【住】！【一】【个】【穿】【着】【军】【绿】【色】【的】【军】【装】，【留】【着】【平】【头】【的】【少】【年】【正】【无】【可】【奈】【何】【地】【喝】【到】。 【因】【为】【他】【这】【一】【声】【吼】，【再】【加】【上】【他】【这】【一】【身】【军】【装】，【惹】【得】【旁】【人】【驻】【足】。 【前】【面】【一】【位】【穿】【着】***【服】【装】，【齐】【肩】【的】【头】【发】【被】【她】【随】【意】【扎】【在】【脑】【后】。【前】【面】【的】【几】【缕】【头】【发】【或】【许】【是】【因】【为】【跑】【过】【的】【关】【系】，【夹】【杂】【着】【汗】【水】【贴】【在】【脸】【上】。【可】【那】【双】【眼】【睛】，【却】【异】【常】【地】【明】【亮】。【黑】【白】【分】【明】
“【臣】【妹】【见】【过】【陛】【下】，【陛】【下】【万】【安】。” 【邢】【容】【沐】【经】【历】【的】【事】【情】【越】【来】【越】【多】，【心】【性】【也】【成】【熟】【了】【不】【少】，【对】【于】【朝】【堂】【上】【的】【这】【些】【弯】【弯】【绕】【绕】【也】【看】【透】【不】【少】。 【至】【于】【这】【个】“【很】【看】【重】”【自】【己】【的】【皇】【兄】，【邢】【容】【沐】【作】【为】【臣】【子】，【一】【些】【不】【触】【及】【底】【线】【的】【事】，【能】【做】【的】【她】【也】【就】【做】【了】。 “【免】【礼】【吧】，”【陌】【桐】【辛】【看】【起】【来】【还】【是】【很】【给】【邢】【容】【沐】【面】【子】【的】，【在】【他】【眼】【里】，【这】【个】【皇】【妹】，【表】【面】