Panthers vs. Islanders Pick
The Florida Panthers will try and avoid falling into a 3-1 series hole when they visit the New York Islanders tonight at 8:00PM ET.
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, the Islanders and Panthers both have odds of -105 on the money line, respectively, to win tonight’s game. With Roberto Luongo set to face Thomas Greiss in the goalie matchup, the total is also sitting at 5 goals.
Despite falling behind 3-0 in Game 3, the Islanders fought back for a 4-3 victory in overtime. Greiss stopped 36-of-39 shots in the win and now holds a 2.83 goals-against-average and a .922 save percentage. Thomas Hickey registered the game-winning in overtime.
Luongo noted that he needed the rest after playing three playoff games in four nights.
"Three games in four nights with an overtime, so I'm pretty exhausted right now," he said via the Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel. "I need a couple of days to re-energize to get ready for Wednesday."
OUR PICK: Now that Luongo got that rest, the Panthers should bounce back with a victory tonight. Yes they choked in Game 3, but they did start fast and have the ability to do so again tonight. The Islanders are 9-21 in their last 30 conference quarterfinals games while the Panthers are still a healthy 27-12 in their last 39 games versus Eastern Conference foes. Look for Florida to tie up the series with a road win tonight.
WEDNESDAY NHL PLAYOFFS PICKS: FLORIDA PANTHERS -105