Hurricanes vs Islanders Picks and Prediction – 4/25/2024

By: Cameron Ross |

Last Updated: 04/24/2024 at 8:48 PM ET

Carolina Hurricanes at New York Islanders 04/25/24 - NHL Picks & Predictions
Game Start: 4/25/2024, 11:30 PM UTC
Latest Odds: CAR -160 ; O/U 5.5

The Carolina Hurricanes will be in New York Thursday night for game three of their round series the New York Islanders. Carolina has a commanding 2 game lead in this series following a huge comeback when in game two. The Hurricanes offense has been the team's biggest strength all season averaging 3.38 goals on more than 33 shots but Carolina has averaged four goals per game in this set. Defensively Carolina has been even better holding opponents under 2.6 goals and have given up 4 total goals through the 1st 2 outings of this series. For other NHL news see our NHL Picks.

Frederik Andersen struggled a bit in Game 2 giving up three goals on 12 shots to boast a .750 save percentage but shut New York out in the third period to seal the victory. Seth Jarvis led the way for the Carolina offense with one goal and two assists in just over 18 minutes on the ice. Sebastian Aho and Jake Guentzel chipped in heavily as well with one goal and one assist each.

The New York Islanders limp back home Thursday down by two games after blowing a three goal lead in game two. Offensively New York has been mediocre this season averaging just under three goals per game on 30.1 shots but have scored four total goals through two outings. The New York defense has been the team's biggest issue this season giving up 3.15 goals per game and allowed five in game two.

Semyon Varlamov was horrendous in the net for New York giving up four goals on 38 shots to post a .895 save percentage before Carolina found the empty net as well. Kyle Palmieri, Anders Lee, and Bo Horvat led the way for the New York scoring with one goal each.

Our Free NHL Pick for New York Islanders vs Carolina Hurricanes

The Carolina Hurricanes are in full control of this series after their game 2 comeback. The Hurricanes erased a 3 goal deficit and scored 3 times in the final 3 minutes of game 2. Take the Canes to keep it rolling as they coast to another win Thursday night. Final Score Prediction, Carolina Hurricanes win 4-1.

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