New York Islanders (4-4-1) at Carolina Hurricanes (6-3-1)
|Date & Time||Sunday October 28, 2018, 5:00 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Carolina Hurricanes -189 / New York Islanders +170 --- Over/Under: 6
The New York Islanders and Carolina Hurricanes meet Sunday in NHL action at the PNC Arena.
The New York Islanders have a chance to win back-to-back games for the first time this season. The New York Islanders are averaging 2.8 goals per game and are scoring on 21.7 percent of their power play opportunities. Valtteri Filppula leads New York with four goals, Mathew Barzal has seven assists and Josh Bailey has 15 shots on goal. Defensively, the New York Islanders are allowing 2.9 goals per game and are killing 75 percent of their opponents power plays. Robin Lehner has given up 13 goals on 175 shots faced and Thomas Greiss has allowed eight goals on 98 shots. The New York Islanders have allowed three or more goals in five of their last eight games.
The Carolina Hurricanes look for their fourth home win of the season to build on their solid 6-3-1 start to the season. The Carolina Hurricanes are averaging 3.2 goals per game and are scoring on 11.4 percent of their power play opportunities. Micheal Ferland leads Carolina with six goals, Sebastian Aho has 11 assists and Justin Williams has 26 shots on goal. Defensively, the Carolina Hurricanes are allowing 2.9 goals per game and are killing 66.7 percent of their opponents power plays. Petr Mrazek has given up 16 goals on 139 shots faced and Curtis McElhinney has allowed 11 goals on 102 shots. The Carolina Hurricanes have allowed three or less goals in seven of their first 10 games.
The Islanders are 3-12 in their last 15 games following a win, 5-1 in their last 6 vs. Eastern Conference and 10-21 in their last 31 overall. The Hurricanes are 4-1 in their last 5 games following a win, 2-6 in their last 8 Sunday games and 4-1 in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest. The Islanders are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Carolina, 5-2 in the last 7 meetings and the road team is 7-2 in the last 9 meetings.
The New York Islanders have had the upper hand over the Hurricanes in recent meetings, including a couple of weeks ago, but they're on the end of a back to back and have yet to put together back to back winning performances. The Carolina Hurricanes are coming off two solid wins and have scored four or more goals in three of their last four home games. The price isn't great, but the Hurricanes should be able to get the job done here on their home ice.