UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) -- Bobby Sanguinetti waited quite a while for his first NHL goal, that came at a perfect time for the Carolina Hurricanes.
The 24-year-old defenseman snapped a tie midway through the third period, and the Hurricanes rallied to beat the inconsistent New York Islanders 4-2 and snap a three-game losing streak Sunday night.
Sanguinetti, a first-round draft pick of the New York Rangers in 2006, fired a snap shot from the top of the right circle over the glove hand of goalie Kevin Poulin at 10:17.
Sanguinetti, who has battled injuries throughout his career, had just one assist in 20 NHL games before Sunday. He has played most of the past three seasons with AHL Charlotte.
"That was a feeling I can't even describe right now," said Sanguinetti as he tucked the puck into his red Hurricanes equipment bag. "To finally score in the NHL and have it be a game winner is incredible. And I'm glad I scored it in New York."
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