Islanders vs. Hurricanes - 3/29/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Carolina Hurricanes (33-28-15) at New York Islanders (40-25-9)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Barclays Center)
The Line: New York Islanders / Carolina Hurricanes --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: FSS, MSG+
The Carolina Hurricanes and New York Islanders meet Tuesday night at the Barclays Center.
The Carolina Hurricanes could use a win after losing six of their last eight games. The Carolina Hurricanes are averaging 2.4 goals per game and are scoring on 16.7 percent of their power plays. Jeff Skinner leads Carolina with 26 goals, Victor Rask has 25 assists and Jordan Staal has 137 shots on goal. Defensively, Carolina Hurricanes are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 84.7 percent of their power play chances. Cam Ward has allowed 113 goals on 1,218 shots faced and Eddie Lack has given up 81 goals on 863 shots. Ward has allowed seven goals in his last three games.
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The New York Islanders could also use a win after losing seven of their last 10 games. The New York Islanders are averaging 2.8 goals per game and are scoring on 18.4 percent of their power plays. John Tavares leads New York with 27 goals, Brock Nelson has 13 assists and Kyle Okposo has 179 shots on goal. Defensively, the New York Islanders are allowing 2.5 goals per game and are killing 85.7 percent of their power play chances. Jaroslav Halak has allowed 80 goals on 984 shots faced and Thomas Greiss has given up 81 goals on 1,066 shots. Halak has allowed seven goals in his last three games.
The Hurricanes are 1-4 in their last 5 road games and 6-2 in their last 8 Tuesday games. The Islanders are 1-5 in their last 6 games playing on 2 days rest and 7-1 in their last 8 Tuesday games. The Hurricanes are 6-1 in the last 7 meetings in New York.
We have two teams that are limping towards the finish line. And while the Hurricanes have owned the Islanders in New York, it's no secret the Islanders are the better team here. So, New York has to be the pick in a game between two struggling clubs at the moment.