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NHL Playoffs Game 2: Islanders vs Hurricanes Prediction, Odds, and Picks (Apr 19)

By ยท Updated 1 year ago
  • Carolina Hurricanes edged to a 2-1 success in game one
  • Metropolitan Division winners will have home advantage for game two

The Stanley Cup playoffs continue on Wednesday, as the Carolina Hurricanes will look to press home their dominance in this series against the New York Islanders with a second straight win. Home fans will be hoping that game two will be a more straightforward affair than the 2-1 success picked up in game one.


How To Watch

  • When: Wednesday, April 19, 2023, at 7:00 p.m ET
  • Where: PNC Arena, Carolina
  • How To Watch: NHL TV

Odds

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The Carolina Hurricanes hold a narrow advantage coming into game two in the series against the New York Islanders. They made their home advantage count in the opening showdown between the sides, as they edged to a 2-1 success at PNC Arena.

Sebastian Aho and Stefan Noesen scored the goals in the victory, with both Brent Burns and Martin Necas ending the night with two assists apiece. It was a much more solid display than the scoreline suggests, as Ilya Sorokin was forced to make 35 saves for the Islanders to keep the scoreline to a respectable total.

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The Islanders would have been aware of their tag as outsiders before the start of this series, and they may have grown in confidence given how they were able to limit the Canes to just two goals. Ryan Pulock scored the only goal in the game for the Islanders.

But, they will likely need to work Canes goalie Antti Raanta more in game two, as the Carolina stopper was forced to make just 25 saves in the game earlier this week. The Islanders will also need to be more productive in the power play on Wednesday, after going 0-4 on Monday.


Picks

Both teams went hard in the opening game of the series, which means we wouldnโ€™t be surprised to see the Islanders struggle to keep pace with the Canes on Wednesday. Therefore, we see the hosts taking a 2-0 series advantage.

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