Jeff Skinner

Greiss stops 45 shots, Islanders beat Hurricanes 3-0

After allowing 19 goals in his previous four games, Thomas Greiss finally had the breakthrough night he and the New York Islanders were looking for.

Greiss stopped 45 shots for his first shutout of the season, and the Islanders beat the Carolina Hurricanes 3-0 on Friday night.

"He was great," Islanders coach Doug Weight said. "He was confident. He came in and did a job. He made the saves he had to."

Johnny Boychuk, Anthony Beauvillier and John Tavares scored for the Islanders, who moved past the Hurricanes into the second wild card spot in the Eastern Conference. Greiss got his eighth career shutout one night after Jaroslav Halak had 50...

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