RALEIGH, N.C. — After a downer of a finish the previous night, there was no carry-over for the New York Islanders.Twenty-four hours after yielding three third-period goals and giving up three two-goal leads in a 6-5 loss to the rival Rangers, the Islanders skated past the Carolina Hurricanes 4-1.In a meeting between the first- and last-place teams in the Metropolitan Division, New York got 37 saves from backup goalie Chad Johnson and goals from four players, including one from Michael Grabner, making his return to the lineup in an injury-filled season.Although neither Grabner nor Johnson took the ice in the loss to the Rangers, both said they were eager to get back on the winning side.“I don’t think you want to get in a spiral, losing two, three four in a row,” said Grabner, who’s missed 40 of his team’s first 58 games. “It’s nice to get back the two points, put that behind us and move on.”Grabner’s third-period breakaway gave the Islanders a 3-0 lead and was more than enough for Johnson, who last won Jan. 10 against Columbus. He is 2-0 this season against Carolina.“He made some great saves,” Grabner said. “We gave up a lot of shots, and he bailed us out a lot of times.”The Islanders improved to 8-2 on the second end of a back-to-back and 38-19-1 overall.“This is where you can sort of build your identity as a team and show your true character,” Johnson said. “When you have a high-energy game like we had (Monday night), it’s tough to play back-to-back. But I think tonight, we really regrouped and stuck to our game plan and got a good result.”Anders Lee, Brock Nelson, Grabner and John Tavares scored for the Islanders, who improved to 19-3 against the Metro Division behind Lee’s 19th goal of the season, Nelson’s 16th and Grabner’s sixth.Carolina, coming off a 6-3 win at Ottawa, outshot New York 18-8 in the second period and 38-30 overall, but couldn’t dent Johnson until Jiri Tlusty’s goal with 8:46 remaining.Tavares scored his 28th of the season on an empty net with 4:19 remaining.The Islanders outshot the Hurricanes 14-7 in the first period and easily could have had more than a one-goal lead. New York hit the post twice — Nelson and Grabner — before breaking through against Anton Khudobin on a power play late in the period.Lee grabbed his rebound in front and poked the puck through the legs of Khudobin with 2:54 left. The Hurricanes entered the game with the league’s No. 2 penalty kill (87.8 percent), but against the Islanders this season they allowed four goals on their first nine penalties.Jay McClement hit the post for Carolina in the first period from close range, but the Hurricanes got little pressure on Johnson.“We didn’t execute when we had some rushes,” Carolina coach Bill Peters said. “We had a 3-on-2 and a 4-on-2 that didn’t materialize into anything, so those hurt you.” TweetPinShare0 Shares
zoomImage Courtesy: United Heavy Lift Heavy sea transport specialists United Heavy Lift (UHL) and Ocean7 Projects are opening a joint office in Bergen, Norway, from where they intend to offer a wider scope of service.As disclosed, the coordinated activities will allow Germany’s UHL and Denmark’s Ocean7 to cover all segments of their industry, offering customers a larger and more diverse fleet.It was also noted that the Bergen office was just the first of a number of joint branches planned to be set up.As noted by Lars Rolner, CEO of United Shipping Group, the two sides are working on opening new offices in Asia and the USA.“We see this new office as a start of building a world-wide network of offices together with Ocean7,” Rolner said.“We have always had the mindset of working together and this cooperation will enhance our ability of offering a wider scope to our customers in the future,” Stefan Petersen, CEO of Ocean7, added.Ocean7 Projects operates a fleet of over 25 heavy lift carriers, including RoRo vessels. United Heavy Lift was established in 2015 and is part of the United Group which also includes United Wind Logistics and United Engineering Solutions. Both UHL and Ocean7 specialize in the transport of heavy, project and breakbulk cargo.
Mumbai: Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor has called actor Neil Nitin Mukesh his family. Neil on Wednesday had tweeted a photograph of his wedding, where Rishi is seen sitting next to him and his wife Rukmini Neil Mukesh. The three are seen smiling for the camera. The “Saaho” actor wished Rishi, who turned 67 on Wednesday. He wrote: “From playing his junior in a film VIJAY to him spreading so much love and positivity at my sangeet, Chintu uncle has always been most loved. Happy Birthday Chintu uncle have a super year. God bless you with all the happiness.” To which, Rishi replied: “You are my family beta!” Rishi is undergoing medical treatment in New York. A slew of family, friends, and celebrities from across the world, including Shah Rukh Khan, Aamir Khan, Priyanka Chopra, and Karan Johar, have visited Rishi over the past months.