Carolina Hurricanes at New York Islanders
|Date & Time||Sunday April 28, 2019, 3:00 PM (EDT)|
Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Uniondale, New York
The Line: Carolina Hurricanes +120 / New York Islanders -141 -- Over/Under: 5
The Carolina Hurricanes and New York Islanders meet Sunday in game two of the NHL second round at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum.
The Carolina Hurricanes look for a fourth straight playoff victory to take an impressive 2-0 series lead. The Carolina Hurricanes are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 10.3 percent of their power play opportunities. Warren Foegele leads Carolina with four goals, Jaccob Slavin has nine assists and Justin Faulk has 27 shots on goal. Defensively, the Carolina Hurricanes are allowing 2.5 goals per game and are killing 78.6 percent of their opponents power plays. Petr Mrazek has allowed 19 goals on 220 shots. The Carolina Hurricanes have allowed three or less goals in five of their last six games.
The New York Islanders need a victory here to prevent digging a deep 0-2 hole and putting themselves in true danger of winning the series. The New York Islanders are averaging 2.8 goals per game and are scoring on 11.8 percent of their power play opportunities. Jordan Eberle leads New York with four goals, Mathew Barzal has five assists and Anders Lee has 16 shots on goal. Defensively, the New York Islanders are allowing 1.4 goals per game and are killing 93.3 percent of their opponents power plays. Robin Lehner has given up seven goals on 168 shots faced. The New York Islanders have allowed one goal in each of their last four games.
The Hurricanes are 8-2 in their last 10 games playing on 1 days rest, 2-6 in their last 8 games as an underdog and 2-6 in their last 8 games as a road underdog. The Islanders are 4-0 in their last 4 games playing on 1 days rest, 17-7 in their last 24 games as a home favorite and 0-5 in their last 5 Conference Semifinals games. The Hurricanes are 11-4 in the last 15 meetings in New York and the underdog is 19-7 in the last 26 meetings. The over is 5-1 in Hurricanes last 6 road games. The under is 46-18-2 in Islanders last 66 overall.
The Carolina Hurricanes are hot enough to be worth a look in the underdog role, but the New York Islanders have been consistent enough defensively to where they're hard to bet against, especially at home. The Islanders have allowed one goal in each of their last four games and have won 20 of their last 30 games as a home favorite. The Carolina Hurricanes have lost 10 of their last 16 games as an underdog and 15 of their last 21 games as a road underdog. I like the Islanders chances of tying up this series.