NHL Playoffs Game 5: Islanders vs Hurricanes Prediction, Odds, and Picks (Apr 25)
- Carolina Hurricanes within one victory of reaching the next round
- New York Islanders need a crucial success on the road
The Carolina Hurricanes could become the first NHL team to reach the next round of the playoffs on Tuesday. They need a home victory over the New York Islanders to secure their spot in the next round, while the visitors will require a victory to keep their hopes of progression alive.
How To Watch
- When: Tuesday, April 25, 2023, at 7:00 p.m ET
- Where: PNC Arena, Carolina
- How To Watch: NHL TV
It has been an excellent run for the Carolina Hurricanes in the opening round of the playoffs to this point, and their spot in the next round could be assured on Tuesday. The Hurricanes could seal the series victory with a fourth win in five games over the Islanders.
They put themselves within a single victory of the next round after claiming success in game four on Sunday evening. The Canes started quickly, and went into the final period with a 3-0 advantage. Seth Jarvis scored twice in the success, while other goals were added by Martin Necas, Sebastian Aho, and MacKenzie MacEachern.
The New York Islanders will be aware that they will need a minor miracle to reach the next round of the playoffs at this stage. They will need to land victories in all remaining games against the Canes to book their spot in the next round. The Islanders started incredibly slowly in the previous game, and only registered their two goals in the final period.
Bo Horvat and Adam Pelech scored the goals in response in New York, but the efforts counted for very little in the grand scheme of things. It was a difficult night for Ilya Sorokin in the Islanders goal, as he made just 24 saves from 29 shots to average .828.
It appears incredibly likely the Canes will be securing their spot in the next round of the playoffs this week. We expect them to complete the job on Tuesday evening, and we expect them to record another straightforward success over the Islanders in front of their home fans.