NHL Playoffs Game 4: Hurricanes vs Devils Prediction, Odds, and Picks (May 9)
- Carolina Hurricanes hold a 2-1 series advantage ahead of game four
- New Jersey Devils looking to tie series with home advantage
The Carolina Hurricanes could take another step toward reaching the conference finals in the NHL on Tuesday evening. They could take a 3-1 series lead, meaning that victory against the New Jersey Devils could be sealed in Carolina on Thursday evening.
How To Watch
- When: Tuesday, May 9, 2023, at 7:00 P.M. ET
- Where: PNC Arena, Carolina
- How To Watch: NHL TV
The pressure remains on the New Jersey Devils ahead of game four in this second round series. They managed to kickstart their series in game three, as they registered an entertaining 8-4 home win over the Carolina Hurricanes on Sunday evening. The victory means that they could tie the series before the action moves back to Carolina.
It was an excellent performance by the Devils over the weekend, as they scored three inside the opening period. Two further efforts were netted in the second, before the final three goals were registered in the final frame. Jack Hughes scored twice for the Devils, while Dawson Mercer ended the night with three assists.
Meanwhile, the Hurricanes could move to within one victory of reaching the next round of the playoffs in game four. If they are able to claim victory in New Jersey, they will be able to book their spot in the conference finals with victory back in Carolina on Thursday evening. The Hurricanes were made to pay for a very slow start on Sunday, as they allowed three inside the opening period.
Seth Jarvis was once again a standout player for the Hurricanes, as he scored once and registered one assist. Jordan Martinook, Sebastian Aho, and Jordan Staal also ended the night with goals in the defeat.
The Hurricanes will need to start much quicker in game four of the series on Tuesday. We think that there could be value in siding with the visitors in game three, and they take a huge step toward reaching the conference finals.