Hurricanes vs. Islanders NHL Playoffs First Round Game 5: How to Watch, Odds, Picks & Predictions

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Hurricanes vs. Islanders NHL Playoffs First Round Game 5: How to Watch, Odds, Picks & Predictions

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Game 5 of the NHL Playoffs First Round at PNC Arena features the Carolina Hurricanes and the New York Islanders playing at 7:00 PM ET on Tuesday, April 25, airing on ESPN, SNE, SNO, TVAS, BSSO, MSG, MSGSN, and SNP. The Hurricanes are ahead 3-1 in the series. The Hurricanes are favored (-159) in this decisive matchup with the Islanders (+135).

Hurricanes vs. Islanders Odds

  • Favorite: Hurricanes (-159)
  • Underdog: Islanders (+135)
  • Over/under: 5.5

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

This matchup between the Hurricanes and Islanders will happen on Tuesday, April 25, 2023. You should expect the puck drop at 7:00 PM ET.

Where to Watch Hurricanes vs. Islanders

The Hurricanes and Islanders will hit the ice at PNC Arena for this matchup on April 25, and if you would like to catch the action live, get your tickets now from Vivid Seats!

What channel is the game on?

You can catch this game live on ESPN, SNE, SNO, TVAS, BSSO, MSG, MSGSN, and SNP.

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Who Will Win Hurricanes vs. Islanders?

Hurricanes and Islanders Betting Trends

  • Carolina and its opponent have gone over 5.5 combined goals in 41 of 86 games this season.
  • New York has played 44 games this season that finished with more than 5.5 goals.
  • The two teams average 6.2 goals per game combined, 0.7 more than this match’s total.
  • These teams allow 5.2 goals per game combined, 0.3 fewer than this match’s over/under.
  • The Hurricanes have been favored on the moneyline 73 times this season, and have gone 49-24 in those games.
  • The Islanders have been an underdog in 42 games this season, and won 16 (38.1%).

Hurricanes Stats & Insights

  • The Hurricanes’ 3.2 average goals per game add up to 262 total, which makes them the 15th-ranked scoring team in the NHL.
  • The Hurricanes are ranked second in league play for the fewest goals against this season, having allowed 210 total goals (2.6 per game).
  • With a +52 goal differential, they’re ranked seventh-best in the NHL.
  • The Hurricanes convert 9.2% of their shots, ranking 26th in the league.
  • The Hurricanes have yet to shut out an opponent this season, averaging 16.5 hits and 10.2 blocked shots per game.
  • In the last 10 games, the Hurricanes have gone 6-4-0 (80.0% of possible points).
  • They have put up 30 goals over that stretch.
  • Over on the defensive side, the Hurricanes have given up 2.6 goals per game (26 total) over those 10 matchups.

Islanders Stats & Insights

  • The Islanders have the NHL’s 22nd-ranked scoring offense (242 total goals, 3.0 per game).
  • The Islanders have been one of the toughest defensive units in the NHL this season, conceding 217 goals (2.6 per game) to rank fifth.
  • Their +25 goal differential ranks 12th in the league.
  • The Islanders’ collective 9.6% shooting percentage ranks 20th in the league.
  • The Islanders have not yet shut out an opponent this season.
  • Over the past 10 contests, the Islanders have secured 65.0% of the possible points with a 4-5-1 record.
  • They have totaled 28 goals over that time.
  • Defensively, the Islanders have given up 25 goals (2.5 per game) in those 10 matchups.

Hurricanes Key Players to Watch

  • Martin Necas is currently one of Carolina’s leading contributors (71 total points), having collected 28 goals and 43 assists.
  • Through 75 games, Sebastian Aho has 36 goals and 32 assists.
  • Frederik Andersen has a record of 21-11-1. He has allowed 82 goals (2.48 goals against average) and recorded 766 saves.

Islanders Key Players to Watch

  • Brock Nelson is an important part of the offense for New York, with 75 points this season. He has put up 36 goals and 39 assists in 82 games.
  • New York’s Bo Horvat has racked up 70 total points (0.9 per game), with 38 goals and 32 assists.
  • Ilya Sorokin has a .924 save percentage (third-best in the league), with 1698 total saves, while giving up 140 goals (2.3 goals against average). He has put up a 31-22-7 record between the posts for New York this season.

Hurricanes vs. Islanders Injuries

  • Hurricanes: Max Pacioretty: Out (Lower Body), Jake Gardiner: Out (Hip), Teuvo Teravainen: Out (Hand), Frederik Andersen: Probable (Undisclosed), Ondrej Kase: Out (Concussion), Andrei Svechnikov: Out (Lower Body), Jack Drury: Out (Upper Body)
  • Islanders: Oliver Wahlstrom: Out (Head)

Hurricanes vs. Islanders Prediction

  • Puck Line Pick:

    Pick Em

  • Pick OU:

    Over (5.5)

  • Score Prediction:
    Hurricanes 4 – Islanders 2

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