Islanders vs. Hurricanes Prediction
The Carolina Hurricanes secured a pair of road wins against the New York Islanders and now return home for Game 3 of the Eastern Conference semifinals. Can Carolina take a commanding 3-0 series lead with another victory tonight?
Wednesday, May 1, 2019
PNC Arena at 7:08PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers, the Hurricanes are a -130 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Islanders are a +110 underdog, while the over-under is set at 5 goals. As of Wednesday morning, 66 percent of public bets are coming in on visiting New York. Check out our NHL Public Betting Page for the latest information.
Islanders falter in Game 2
New York allowed two third-period goals Sunday to fall 2-1 in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference semifinals to fall behind 2-0 in the series. The Islanders grabbed a 1-0 advantage on a Mathew Barzal power play goal with 6:47 remaining in the first period. The score was assisted by Anders Lee and Jordan Eberle. After a scoreless second period, Carolina scored twice in the first 1:05 of the third period and held on from there. Robin Lehner surrendered two goals on 18 shots in the defeat.
Hurricanes rally in third period
Carolina solved the New York defense for a pair of third-period goals Sunday afternoon on its way to a 2-1 victory in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference semifinals. After trailing 1-0 through two periods, the Hurricanes tied it up at 1-1 17 seconds into the third period on a Warren Foegele goal assisted by Lucas Wallmark and Saku Maenalanen. Only 48 seconds later, Nino Niederreiter gave Carolina a 2-1 advantage on a goal assisted by Teuvo Teravainen and Jaccob Slavin. The Hurricanes remained tight defensively the rest of the way to secure the win. Petr Mrazek started in goal and allowed one goal on 10 shots before leaving with an injury. Curtis McElhinney stepped in in relief and stopped all 17 shots the rest of the way for the win.
NHL Betting Trends
The Islanders are 5-0 in their last five games as an underdog. The road team is 7-1 in the last eight meetings.
The Hurricanes are 13-4 in their last 17 conference semifinals games. Carolina is 16-5 in its last 21 games as a home favorite.
New York has been stellar defensively this series, but manufacturing goals has been an issue. But with Mrazek out, don't expect another shutout effort tonight from McElhinney. While he had a solid season with a .912 save percentage, he's beatable and expect New York to solve him enough to slip by for an important road win.
NHL DAILY PREDICTION: NEW YORK ISLANDERS +110