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New York Islanders vs. Carolina Hurricanes Game 5: How to watch, TV channel, streaming, start time, injury report and stats

It's an elimination game on Tuesday night as the New York Islanders look to keep their season alive when they visit the Carolina Hurricanes, who hold a 3-1 first-round series lead.

The Isles have opted to start Semyon Varlamov in goal over Ilya Sorokin, who finished second in 2022/23 Vezina Trophy voting. Sorokin got the start in Game 4 but was pulled after just over one period, having given up three goals from 14 shots.

On the other hand, the 'Canes have been playing well-rounded hockey. Four players have four points through four games in the series and they have not let the Islanders score more than three goals in a single game so far.

How to watch New York Islanders vs. Carolina Hurricanes Game 5, TV channel and streaming

Game 5 of the New York Islanders vs. Carolina Hurricanes series can be viewed on TBS in the United States and Sportsnet360 in Canada, and the game will be streamed on MAX.

Fans located in either teams' market can watch on local broadcast networks. People in greater New York can watch on MSGSN and people in North Carolina can watch on Bally Sports South.

New York Islanders vs. Carolina Hurricanes Game 5 start time, date and venue

Game 5 of the New York Islanders vs. Carolina Hurricanes series is scheduled to start at 7:30 PM ET on Tuesday, April 30 with the game taking place at PNC Arena in Raleigh, North Carolina.

New York Islanders vs. Carolina Hurricanes Game 5 injury report

New York Islanders: Matt Martin - undisclosed, day-to-day; Scott Mayfield - lower body, out

Carolina Hurricanes: Jesper Fast - upper body, out; Brett Pesce - lower body, out

New York Islanders vs. Carolina Hurricanes Game 5 stats

  • Seth Jarvis, Sebastian Aho and Stefan Noesen of the Hurricanes and Mathew Barzal of the Islanders are the joint-leading goalscorers in the series with two each.
  • Hurricanes goaltender Frederik Andersen has posted a .920 save percentage through four games this series.
  • New York's new first-choice goalie, Semyon Varlamov, has a .930 save percentage and eight goals allowed in over 230 minutes played this series while Ilya Sorokin has a .786 save percentage with three goals allowed in slightly over 27 minutes this series.
  • Carolina and New York have each posted a 28.6 power play percentage and a 71.4 penalty kill percentage in the series.
  • The teams split the regular season series 2-0-2, with each team taking an overtime win.
  • Hurricanes center Jack Drury has the highest plus/minus rating in the series at +4.

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