Carolina Hurricanes vs New York Islanders 4-23-2023

Carolina Hurricanes vs New York Islanders 4/23/2023 Picks Predictions Previews

Carolina Hurricanes vs New York Islanders 4/23/2023 Picks Predictions Previews

 

East 1st Round – Game 4, CAR leads series 2-1

 

The Carolina Hurricanes are hitting the road to face off against the New York Islanders in Game 4 of their best-of-seven series.

 

Carolina has been relying on their tight checking and solid defensive zone play to carry them through the first two games of the series.

 

However, in Game 3, despite being in a close game for over 55 minutes, things unraveled in the final five minutes, resulting in a defeat. Now, the Hurricanes are regrouping and looking to bounce back in Game 4.

 

So far in the postseason, Carolina has been averaging 2.33 goals per game, ranking them 14th in the league. Defensively, they have allowed an average of three goals per game, putting them tied for 5th in the league.

 

Their power play has been effective, cashing in on 21.4% of their chances, which puts them at 9th in the league in power-play percentage.

 

Additionally, their penalty kill has been solid, successfully navigating through 88.9% of their shorthanded situations, placing them 5th in the league in penalty killing during the playoffs.

 

  • The Carolina Hurricanes are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games.
  • Carolina is 5-1 SU in their last 6 games against the New York Islanders.
  • The Hurricanes are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games on the road. 

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Carolina Hurricanes vs New York Islanders Predictions 4/23/2023

 

The New York Islanders rebounded from a couple of narrow defeats on the road with a late offensive outburst in Game 3 to get back in the series against the Carolina Hurricanes.

 

Now, as they return to their home ice, the Islanders are hoping to ride the momentum and even the series with a victory in Game 4.

 

New York currently ranks tied for 8th in the league in goals per game in the postseason, averaging three goals per contest.

 

Defensively, they are 3rd in goals against, allowing an average of 2.33 goals per game. Their power play success rate is 12th in the league at 11.1%, while their penalty killing is ranked 8th at 78.6% in the playoffs.

 

In Game 3 against Carolina, the Islanders scored almost as many goals (four) in the final four minutes of the game as they did in the first 181 minutes of the series (five), securing the win.

 

Despite being outshot 15-7 in the opening period, neither team was able to find the back of the net, keeping the game scoreless after the first 20 minutes.

 

In the second period, the Islanders held a 13-9 shot advantage and each team scored once, leaving the game tied 1-1 heading into the second intermission.

 

Casey Cizikas opened the scoring for the Islanders with his first goal of the playoffs at 12:49 of the second period, assisted by Ryan Pulock. However, they allowed a shorthanded goal later in the period, resulting in a tied game.

 

In the third period, the Islanders dominated, outshooting the Hurricanes 17-7 and outscoring them 4-0.

 

  • The total went  OVER in 4 of the New York Islanders’ last 5 games.
  • The NY Islanders are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games at home.
  • The Islanders are 1-7 SU in their last 8 games at home against Carolina.

Carolina Hurricanes vs. New York Islanders. The NHL Pick for this contest is New York.

 

Despite Carolina’s Friday road loss to New York, the Hurricanes dominated the Islanders, winning 15 of the last 18 overall between the two and winning 23 of the last 31 played on New York’s home ice.

 

Carolina goalie Antti Raanta is playing very well between the pipes, with a goals-against average of just 1.92 while saving 90.9% of the shots fired on goal. Prediction: Hurricanes win 4-2.  

 

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Carolina Hurricanes vs New York Islanders 4/23/2023 Picks Predictions Previews  

NHL Starting Time: 1:00 PM ET

 

Location: UBS Arena in Elmont, NY

 

Date: Sunday, April 23, 2023

 

TV: TNT

 

NHL Odds/Point Spread: New York Islanders -125

 

NHL Totals: 5.0    

 

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