RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- Backup Chad Johnson made 37 saves and four players scored to lead the New York Islanders past the Carolina Hurricanes 4-1 on Tuesday night.

Carolina Hurricanes goalie Anton Khudobin (31) watches a goal scored by New York Islanders' Brock Nelson, not shown, as Hurricanes Tim Gleason (6) and Islanders' Colin McDonald (13) tussle during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Raleigh, N.C., Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

Anders Lee, Brock Nelson, Michael Grabner and John Tavares scored for the Islanders, who took a 3-0 lead in the season series between the first- and last-place teams in the Metropolitan Division. The Islanders improved to 19-3 against the Metro Division behind Lee's 19th goal of the season, Nelson's 16th and Grabner's sixth for a 3-0 lead.

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 rebounded from blowing three two-goal leads the previous night in a 6-5 loss to the Rangers.

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