Islanders vs. Hurricanes NHL Playoffs First Round Game 4: How to Watch, Odds, Picks & Predictions

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Islanders vs. Hurricanes NHL Playoffs First Round Game 4: How to Watch, Odds, Picks & Predictions

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The New York Islanders take their home ice at UBS Arena to square off against the Carolina Hurricanes in Game 4 of the NHL Playoffs First Round on Sunday, April 23, starting at 1:00 PM ET on TNT, SN360, TVAS, MSGSN, and BSSO. The Hurricanes have a 2-1 lead in the series. The Islanders have -125 odds on the moneyline against the Hurricanes (+105).

Islanders vs. Hurricanes Odds

  • Favorite: Islanders (-125)
  • Underdog: Hurricanes (+105)
  • Over/under: 5.5

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

This contest between the Islanders and Hurricanes will happen on Sunday, April 23, 2023. Expect to see the puck drop at 1:00 PM ET.

Where to Watch Islanders vs. Hurricanes

The Islanders and Hurricanes will lace up the skates at UBS Arena for this matchup on April 23, and if you would like to see the event live, get your tickets now from Vivid Seats!

What channel is the game on?

You can catch this game live on TNT, SN360, TVAS, MSGSN, and BSSO.

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Who Will Win Islanders vs. Hurricanes?

Islanders and Hurricanes Betting Trends

  • New York’s games this season have finished above this matchup’s total of 5.5 goals 43 times.
  • Carolina has played 40 games this season that finished with more than 5.5 goals.
  • These teams rack up a combined 6.2 goals per game, 0.7 more than this match’s total.
  • Opponents of these two teams combine to score 5.2 goals per game, 0.3 fewer than this match’s over/under.
  • The Islanders have won 61.9% of their games this season when favored on the moneyline (26-16).
  • The Hurricanes have won five, or 41.7%, of the 12 games they have played while the underdog this season.

Islanders Stats & Insights

  • The Islanders offense’s 242 total goals (3.0 per game) rank 22nd in the league.
  • The Islanders have conceded the fifth-fewest goals in league play this season, 217 (2.6 per game).
  • They’re ranked 12th in the league with a +25 goal differential .
  • The Islanders shoot 9.6% as a team, ranked 20th-best in the league.
  • The Islanders average 26.1 hits and 16.1 blocked shots per game.
  • Over the last 10 contests, the Islanders have claimed 70.0% of the possible points with a 5-4-1 record.
  • They are scoring at a 2.7 goals-per-game average (27 total) over that time.
  • On the defensive side, the Islanders have allowed 21 goals (2.1 per game) in those 10 outings.

Hurricanes Stats & Insights

  • The Hurricanes’ 262 total goals (3.2 per game) rank 15th in the league.
  • The Hurricanes have allowed 2.6 goals per game, 210 total, the second-fewest among NHL teams.
  • 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 had a shutout win yet this season.
  • In their last 10 matchups, the Hurricanes have gone 6-4-0 to earn 80.0% of the possible points.
  • They have averaged 2.7 goals per game (27 total) over that stretch.
  • On the defensive side, the Hurricanes have given up 2.5 goals per game (25 total) over those 10 matchups.

Islanders Key Players to Watch

  • A top contributor this season for New York, Brock Nelson has scored 75 points in 82 games (36 goals and 39 assists).
  • Bo Horvat has 38 goals and 32 assists to total 70 points (0.9 per game).
  • Ilya Sorokin has a record of 31-22-7. He has allowed 140 goals (2.34 goals against average) and racked up 1698 saves.

Hurricanes Key Players to Watch

  • Martin Necas is a top offensive contributor for his squad with 71 points (0.9 per game). He has recorded 28 goals and 43 assists in 82 games (playing 18:24 per game).
  • Sebastian Aho is a key contributor for Carolina, with 68 total points this season. He has netted 36 goals and provided 32 assists in 75 games.
  • Frederik Andersen has a 21-11-1 record this season, with a .903 save percentage (26th in the league). In 34 games, he has 766 saves, and has conceded 82 goals (2.5 goals against average).

Islanders vs. Hurricanes Injuries

  • Islanders: Oliver Wahlstrom: Out (Head)
  • Hurricanes: Max Pacioretty: Out (Lower Body), Jake Gardiner: Out (Hip), Teuvo Teravainen: Out (Hand), Frederik Andersen: Out (Undisclosed), 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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