Islanders vs Hurricanes Picks and Prediction – 4/22/2024

By: Cameron Ross |

Last Updated: 04/21/2024 at 9:14 PM ET

New York Islanders at Carolina Hurricanes 04/22/24 - NHL Picks & Predictions
Game Start: 4/22/2024, 11:30 PM UTC
Latest Odds: CAR -250 ; O/U 5.5

The New York Islanders stay on the road Monday with another game in Carolina for game two of their first round match up. The New York Islanders finished the regular season with 39 wins overall on a 2 game win streak but lost game one of this series. Offensively New York was mediocre all year scoring just under three goals on 30.1 shots. Defensively the Islanders held opponents to 3.15 goals per game on 32.7 shots, but a lackluster offense caused struggles all season. For other NHL news see our NHL Picks.

Semyon Varlamov struggled in the net for New York in game one of this series giving up two goals on 25 shots to post a .920 save percentage in just over 59 minutes on the ice. Kyle Maclean showed the only sign of life scoring the lone goal of the game, while two other Islanders added one assist each.

The Carolina Hurricanes are one of the better teams in the entire NHL with 52 wins overall following their game one victory in this round. Offensively Carolina did the work all season averaging 3.38 goals on 33.3 shots. Defensively the Hurricanes were phenomenal as well giving up just 2.57 goals on less than 26 shots and allowed just one in game one of round one.

Frederik Andersen was phenomenal in game one for Carolina with a .971 save percentage for giving up just one goal on 34 shots and 64 minutes of game time. Evgeny Kuznetsov and Martin Necas led the way for the Carolina offense with one goal and one assist each.

Our Free NHL Pick for Carolina Hurricanes vs New York Islanders

The Hurricanes are the better teams in this series and it showed in game 1. Look for Carolina to again thrive in front of their home fans resulting in another win. Carolina will dominate this game start to finish as they coast to a 2 game lead in the series. Final Score Prediction, Carolina Hurricanes win and cover 4-1.

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