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NY Islanders vs Carolina Hurricanes Prediction 4-25-24 Picks

Carolina Hurricanes (54-23-7) vs. NY Islanders (39-29-16)
April 25, 2024 7:30 pm EDT
The Line: NY Islanders +134 / Carolina Hurricanes -148; Over/Under: +5.5
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The Carolina Hurricanes and the New York Islanders meet Monday in Game 3 Eastern Conference NHL Playoffs action at UBS Arena. Here’s a Carolina Hurricanes vs New York Islanders prediction.

Game Two Recap

The New York Islanders looked primed to bring this series back home tied at one win apiece, but Carolina had other ideas, rallying from a 3-0 deficit to win game two 5-3. Kyle Palmieri and Bo Horvat opened the scoring in the first period for the Isles and Anders Lee made it 3-0 before Teuvo Teravainen got the ‘Canes on the board with just under seven minutes to go in the second period. Seth Jarvis cut the deficit to 3-2 just past the midway point of the 3rd before Sebastian Aho and Jordan Martinook scored :09 apart to tie the game and take the lead for Carolina in one fell swoop before Jake Guentzel iced the win for the Hurricanes with under a minute to go.

Carolina Hurricanes Player Stats

Sebastian Aho leads the Hurricanes in scoring with 89 points including 36 goals and 53 assists while Seth Jarvis has 67 points split between 33 goals and 34 assists. Martin Necas has 53 points and Teuvo Teravainen has 53 points, with Necas logging 24 goals while Teravainen has 25 goals. In goal, Frederik Andersen has gone 13-2 with a 1.84 GAA and a .932 save percentage while Antti Raanta is 12-7-2 with a 2.99 GAA and an .872 save percentage and Pyotr Kochetkov is 23-13-4 with a 2.33 GAA and a .911 save percentage.

Carolina Hurricanes Team Facts

  • The Hurricanes have won seven of their last eight games.
  • The favorites have covered the puck line in seven of the Hurricanes’ last eight games.
  • The Hurricanes have won the third period in seven of their last eight games against the Islanders.
  • The ‘Over 1.5 Goals Period 1′ market has hit in each of the Hurricanes’ last five games against Metropolitan Division opponents.

New York Islanders Player Stats

Mathew Barzal leads the Islanders in scoring with 80 points including 23 goals and 57 assists while Noah Dobson has 70 points with a team-high 60 assists and Brock Nelson’s added 69 points with 34 goals this season. Bo Horvat’s also chipped in 68 points with 33 goals of his own and 35 assists and Kyle Palmieri has 54 points with 30 goals and 24 assists. Ilya Sorokin has posted a 25-19-12 record in goal for the Islanders this season with a 3.01 GAA and a .909 save percentage while Semyon Varlamov is 14-8-4 with a 2.60 GAA and a .918 save percentage this season.

New York Islanders Team Facts

  • The Islanders have won each of their last four games as home underdogs.
  • The underdogs have covered the puck line in each of the Islanders’ last seven games at UBS Arena.
  • The Islanders have won the first period in each of their last four games following a road loss.
  • The ‘Over 1.5 Goals Period 1′ market has hit in eight of the Islanders’ last nine games as underdogs against Eastern Conference opponents.

Carolina Hurricanes vs New York Islanders prediction

I’m on the Hurricanes here. I know getting back home for the Islanders down 0-2 feels like a spot play of spot plays as no team wants to get swept and in the NHL, it somewhat feels like there’s more pride for teams to not get swept. However, the Islanders have just not had the puck luck you sometimes need in a postseason series, and the Hurricanes have been there at every pass to take full advantage. The Hurricanes built themselves for a deep playoff run at the trade deadline and comparing the two side-by-side, I feel that the Hurricanes have the edge across the board, especially with the depth between the pipes. I think the Hurricanes get the win here and push the Islanders to the brink. Give me Carolina in this one.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick: Carolina -148

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Chris joined the Sports Chat Place team in August 2016 and has a proven system that combines multiple analytical and situational statistics and trends to give out thousands of winning picks over the last three years with winning records across all of the top leagues, Follow Chris Ruffolo on Twitter @ruffthepickdawg

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