Islanders center Mathew Barzal skates with the puck against the...

Islanders center Mathew Barzal skates with the puck against the Carolina Hurricanes in the second period at NYCB Live's Nassau Coliseum on Saturday, March 7, 2020. Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke

Mathew Barzal’s stick went up and cut the Hurricanes’ Jordan Staal along the boards in the offensive zone — and the Islanders suddenly went from a great opportunity to win to a potentially lengthy penalty kill.

After Barzal received a four-minute double-minor at 19:36 of the third period, Vincent Trocheck scored the video-reviewed power-play winner at 1:36 of overtime with the Hurricanes skating four-on-three, handing the Islanders a 3-2 loss on Saturday at NYCB Live’s Nassau Coliseum. Barzal’s penalty negated an Islanders power play after only 28 seconds.

“It’s a little bit of a cardinal sin in the end,” Islanders coach Barry Trotz said. “You can’t take a penalty that late in the game, and it goes into overtime. That’s a little bit on us there. That’s the difference between winning and losing. We have an opportunity and maybe we finish the game off. We took an opportunity away with the penalty.”

Notes & quotes: Andrew Ladd logged a physical 12:06 in his third game for the Islanders this season. He has spent most of the season with their AHL affiliate in Bridgeport . . . Cal Clutterbuck participated in pregame warmups but did not play after sitting out the third period of Thursday night’s 4-3 overtime loss at Ottawa with an unspecified injury. Trotz said it was a separate issue from the one that kept Clutterbuck out from Dec. 21-Feb. 27 after his left forearm was cut by Patrice Bergeron’s skate blade in Boston on Dec. 19 . . . Trotz said he expects Casey Cizikas and defenseman Johnny Boychuk to travel with the team to Vancouver, where the Islanders will open a four-game road trip on Tuesday night against the Canucks. Cizikas (left leg laceration) has missed 12 games since being cut by a skate blade and Boychuk missed his second game since requiring 90 stitches in his left eyelid after being cut by a skate blade . . . It was a fifth straight sellout of 13,917 at the Coliseum.

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