Brock Nelson patted the Hurricanes goalie’s head after an Islanders goal. Dougie Hamilton returned the favor in the handshake line.
The New York Islanders only scored five goals over the course of their four-game sweep at the hands of the Carolina Hurricanes, but one of those goals certainly left a big impression. The Isles’ Brock Nelson gave Canes’ goalie Curtis McElhinney a pat on the head after Josh Bailey snuck one past him in Game Three.
Canes’ defenseman Dougie Hamilton didn’t forget the insult, and during the handshake line after Carolina’s 5-2 win to take the series, Hamilton gave Nelson a little pat on the head of his own.