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12:10  04 may  2019
12:10  04 may  2019 Source:   usatoday.com

The Carolina Hurricanes crushed the Islanders with a perfect tweet after Game 3 win

The Carolina Hurricanes crushed the Islanders with a perfect tweet after Game 3 win Well played, Carolina.

New York Islanders forward Brock Nelson trolled Carolina Hurricanes goalie Curtis McElhinney by patting his head after a goal in Game 3 Nelson then shoved Carolina defenseman Dougie Hamilton behind the net. The team posted a GIF of Nelson ' s head pat with the caption, "Tag.

After that Bailey goal, Brock Nelson decided to try his best at getting under the skin of the Hurricanes with some petty trolling. Nelson gave Carolina goaltender Curtis McElhinney a pat on the head and checked defenseman Dougie Hamilton behind the net and managed to escape without much incident.

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The Carolina Hurricanes showed with their postgame celebrations this season that they can have a lot of fun.

So how did the so-called "Bunch of Jerks" respond to being trolled by the New York Islanders' Brock Nelson earlier in their second-round series?

They trolled him right back - and when it mattered the most.

Nelson had given Hurricanes goalie Curtis McElhinney a pat on the head after a Game 3 goal by teammate Josh Bailey, then got into a shoving match with defensemen Dougie Hamilton.

But the Islanders lost Game 3 and Friday night's Game 4 and are going home with an unexpected sweep as the Hurricanes advance to the Eastern Conference final.

Carolina Hurricanes savage Islanders on Twitter

Carolina Hurricanes savage Islanders on Twitter The Carolina Hurricanes have been beating the New York Islanders badly on the ice and are now doing so off it as well. The Islanders posted a GIF on Twitter Wednesday that showed Brock Nelson patting the head of Hurricanes goalie Curtis McElhinney after a Josh Bailey goal tied the score at 2 in the second period of Game 3 between the teams. Tag. You're it. pic.twitter.com/XRbUz0oxv0 — x – New York Islanders (@NYIslanders) May 2, 2019 Carolina then ripped off three goals in the third period to win the game 5-2 and take a 3-0 lead in the Eastern Conference second-round series.

After that Bailey goal, Brock Nelson decided to try his best at getting under the skin of the Hurricanes with some petty trolling. Nelson gave Carolina goaltender Curtis McElhinney a pat on the head and checked defenseman Dougie Hamilton behind the net and managed to escape without much incident.

Douglas " Dougie " Jonathan Hamilton , Jr. (born June 17, 1993) is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman currently playing for the Carolina Hurricanes of the National Hockey League (NHL).

So in the traditional post-series handshake line, where decorum and niceties usually rule, Hamilton and Nelson shook hands.

Then Hamilton gave Nelson a pat on the head as he skated by. Nelson had to look back to see what happened.

As the Hurricanes' Twitter feed trolled, "We won tag, too!"

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Hurricanes' Dougie Hamilton has perfect response to Brock Nelson's head pat

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Brock Nelson gave Curtis McElhinney a head pat after that goal. Not to clutch my pearls but that' s pretty disrespectful… Brock Nelson patting Curtis McElhinney on the helmet after scoring a goal has to be one of the most disrespectful celebrations of all time. pic.twitter.com/GqLVYWef9M.

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