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
New Delhi: Delhi Police on Monday claimed to have arrested four persons who were planning to commit burglary in a gold finance company in North West Delhi’s Shalimar Bagh area. The investigators claimed that the miscreants had dug up a wall of other building to enter the gold loan firm.Police identified the accused as Panchu Ram Mandal, Pheku Basak, Mohijur (all are the natives of Jharkhand) and Nirjan Joshi from Nepal. They were arrested from Shalimar Bagh area. Deputy Commissioner of Police (North West) Vijayanta Arya, elaborating more on the case, said that during a verification drive in Shalimar Bagh, they got information from a member of Eyes and Ears scheme about some suspicious people who had recently moved into the area. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderOn Sunday at about 2.30 pm, the team checked the backside of Mannapuram gold loan office, they saw one person (Nirjan Joshi) standing outside a godown in suspicious condition. “On seeing the police staff, he ran inside the godown. Later the person was apprehended,” police said. The team entered the godown and found two persons making a hole inside the wall who were trying to break the wall with the help of spades. One another person was standing there along with spade. All three persons were apprehended. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchingsOne loaded country-made pistol was recovered from the possession of Mandal. Other housebreaking equipment including gas cutter, gas cylinder were also found there. “We suspect that they have dug up the hole in one day. In the past the accused were working as ironsmith or involved in some wooden works,” police said. Adding further, police said that the accused hatched a conspiracy with their known person who was having complete details regarding Manappuram Gold loan office in Shalimar Bagh. Ten days ago they took a godown, nearby the firm, on rent and started residing there. They procured the housebreaking equipment and started breaking the wall of godown which led them into the bathroom of the company. “It has been reported that the locker in the premises was having 18 kg gold and 5 lakh cash along with other valuables,” police said. A case under section 188 of IPC has been registered against one Kamal Dahiya, owner of the rented premises for not conducting tenant verification of accused persons.