Islanders vs. Hurricanes NHL Playoffs First Round Game 3: How to Watch, Odds, Picks & Predictions

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Islanders vs. Hurricanes NHL Playoffs First Round Game 3: How to Watch, Odds, Picks & Predictions

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The New York Islanders host the Carolina Hurricanes Friday at UBS Arena in Game 3 of the NHL Playoffs First Round, starting at 7:00 PM ET on TBS, SN1, TVAS, MSGSN, and BSSO. The Hurricanes have a 2-0 lead in the series. The Islanders are the favorite, with -120 moneyline odds, in this matchup with the Hurricanes, who have -100 moneyline odds.

Islanders vs. Hurricanes Odds

  • Favorite: Islanders (-120)
  • Underdog: Hurricanes (-100)
  • Over/under: 5.5

When is Islanders vs. Hurricanes and when does it start?

This contest between the Islanders and Hurricanes will begin on Friday, April 21, 2023. Expect to see the puck drop at 7:00 PM ET.

Where to Watch Islanders vs. Hurricanes

The Islanders and Hurricanes will start skating at UBS Arena for this matchup on April 21, and if you want to see the action live, get your tickets now from Vivid Seats!

What channel is the game on?

You can catch this game live on TBS, SN1, TVAS, MSGSN, and BSSO.

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Who Will Win Islanders vs. Hurricanes?

Islanders and Hurricanes Betting Trends

  • In 42 of 84 matches this season, New York and its opponent have combined to finish above 5.5 goals.
  • Carolina’s games this season have had over 5.5 goals 39 of 84 times.
  • These teams rack up 6.2 goals per match between them, 0.7 more than this game’s total.
  • Combined, these teams surrender 5.2 goals per game, 0.3 fewer than this match’s over/under.
  • The Islanders are 25-16 when listed as a moneyline favorite this season.
  • The Hurricanes have been an underdog in 11 games this season, and won five (45.5%).

Islanders Stats & Insights

  • The Islanders are ranked 22nd in the league with 242 goals this season, an average of 3.0 per contest.
  • On defense, the Islanders are one of the best units in NHL competition, allowing 217 goals to rank fifth.
  • The team is ranked 12th in goal differential at +25.
  • The Islanders connect on 9.6% of their shots, ranking 20th in the league.
  • The Islanders have yet to shut out an opponent this season, averaging 26.1 hits and 16.1 blocked shots per game.
  • Over the last 10 games, the Islanders are 5-4-1 (70.0% of possible points).
  • They have averaged 2.7 goals per game (27 total) over that time.
  • On the defensive side, the Islanders have given up 21 goals (2.1 per game) in those 10 outings.

Hurricanes Stats & Insights

  • The Hurricanes have scored 262 goals this season (3.2 per game) to rank 15th in the NHL.
  • The Hurricanes’ 210 total goals given up (2.6 per game) are the second-fewest in the league.
  • Their +52 goal differential is seventh-best in the league.
  • The Hurricanes’ collective 9.2% shooting percentage ranks 26th in the league.
  • The Hurricanes have not yet shut out an opponent this season.
  • In their past 10 matchups, the Hurricanes have gone 7-3-0 to earn 85.0% of the possible points.
  • They are scoring at a 2.9 goals-per-game average (29 total) during that stretch.
  • Defensively, the Hurricanes have given up 21 goals (2.1 per game) in those 10 matchups.

Islanders Key Players to Watch

  • A leading contributor this season for New York, Brock Nelson has scored 75 points in 82 games (36 goals and 39 assists).
  • Bo Horvat is another top contributor for New York with 70 points (0.9 per game), scoring 38 goals and adding 32 assists.
  • Ilya Sorokin has a record of 31-22-7. He has conceded 140 goals (2.3 goals against average) and recorded 1698 saves with a .924 save percentage (third-best in the league).

Hurricanes Key Players to Watch

  • Martin Necas is a top offensive contributor for his team with 71 points (0.9 per game). He has scored 28 goals and 43 assists in 82 games (playing 18:24 per game).
  • Carolina’s Sebastian Aho has racked up 68 total points (0.9 per game), with 36 goals and 32 assists.
  • Frederik Andersen has a record of 21-11-1 in 34 games this season, conceding 82 goals (2.5 goals against average) with 766 saves and a .903 save percentage, 26th in the league.

Islanders vs. Hurricanes Injuries

  • Islanders: Oliver Wahlstrom: Out (Head), Alexander Romanov: Questionable (Arm)
  • Hurricanes: Max Pacioretty: Out (Lower Body), Jake Gardiner: Out (Hip), Jordan Staal: Questionable (Undisclosed), Teuvo Teravainen: Out (Hand), Frederik Andersen: Out (Illness), Ondrej Kase: Out (Concussion), Andrei Svechnikov: Out (Lower Body)

Islanders vs. Hurricanes Prediction

  • Puck Line Pick:

    Hurricanes (+1.5)

  • Pick OU:

    Over (5.5)

  • Score Prediction:
    Islanders 4 – Hurricanes 3

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