Islanders vs. Hurricanes NHL Playoffs First Round Game 6: How to Watch, Odds, Picks & Predictions

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Islanders vs. Hurricanes NHL Playoffs First Round Game 6: How to Watch, Odds, Picks & Predictions

NHL Predictions

Game 6 of the NHL Playoffs First Round on Friday will see the New York Islanders and Carolina Hurricanes face off, beginning at 7:00 PM ET on TBS, SN360, and TVAS2. The Hurricanes are up 3-2. Oddsmakers favor the Islanders in this decisive matchup, assigning them -119 odds on the moneyline against the Hurricanes (-101).

Islanders vs. Hurricanes Odds

  • Favorite: Islanders (-119)
  • Underdog: Hurricanes (-101)
  • Over/under: 5.5

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

This contest between the Islanders and Hurricanes will happen on Friday, April 28, 2023. Be ready to see the puck drop at 7:00 PM ET.

Where to Watch Islanders vs. Hurricanes

The Islanders and Hurricanes will take to the ice at UBS Arena for this matchup on April 28, and if you want 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 TBS, SN360, and TVAS2.

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Who Will Win Islanders vs. Hurricanes?

Islanders and Hurricanes Betting Trends

  • New York and its opponent have gone over 5.5 combined goals in 44 of 87 games this season.
  • Carolina and its opponent have combined to score over 5.5 goals in 41 of 87 games this season.
  • The two teams combine to score 6.2 goals per game, 0.7 more than this match’s total.
  • These teams surrender 5.2 goals per game combined, 0.3 fewer than this match’s total.
  • The Islanders have won 26 of their 43 games when favored on the moneyline this season (60.5%).
  • The Hurricanes have been an underdog in 13 games this season, and won six (46.2%).

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).
  • Their goal differential (+25) ranks them 12th in the league.
  • The Islanders connect on 9.6% of their shots, ranking 20th in the league.
  • The Islanders’ players are looking for their first shutout win this season. As a team, they are averaging 26.1 hits and 16.1 blocked shots per game.
  • In their last 10 games, the Islanders are 5-4-1 to earn 70.0% of the possible points.
  • They are scoring at a 3.1 goals-per-game average (31 total) during that span.
  • On the defensive side, the Islanders have allowed 22 goals (2.2 per game) over those 10 matchups.

Hurricanes Stats & Insights

  • The Hurricanes have scored 262 goals this season (3.2 per game) to rank 15th in the league.
  • The Hurricanes are one of the toughest defensive squads in the league this season, conceding 210 goals (2.6 per game) to rank second.
  • Their seventh-best goal differential is +52.
  • The Hurricanes’ collective 9.2% shooting percentage ranks 26th in the league.
  • The Hurricanes have not shut out an opponent this season. They average 16.5 hits and 10.2 blocked shots per game.
  • In their past 10 games, the Hurricanes are 5-5-0 to earn 75.0% of the possible points.
  • They have averaged 2.9 goals per game (29 total) over that stretch.
  • Over on the defensive side, the Hurricanes have given up 2.7 goals per game (27 total) in those 10 matchups.

Islanders Key Players to Watch

  • A major contributor this season for New York, Brock Nelson has scored 75 points in 82 games (36 goals and 39 assists).
  • Through 79 games, Bo Horvat has 38 goals and 32 assists.
  • Ilya Sorokin has a record of 31-22-7. He has conceded 140 goals (2.3 goals against average) and racked up 1698 saves with a .924 save percentage (third-best in the league).

Hurricanes Key Players to Watch

  • Martin Necas is a leading scorer for Carolina, with 71 points this season. He has recorded 28 goals and 43 assists in 82 games.
  • Sebastian Aho is a top scorer for Carolina, with 68 total points this season. He has netted 36 goals and provided 32 assists in 75 contests.
  • Frederik Andersen’s record stands at 21-11-1 on the season, giving up 82 goals (2.5 goals against average) and collecting 766 saves with a .903 save percentage (24th in the league).

Islanders vs. Hurricanes Injuries

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