New York Islanders vs Carolina Hurricanes 4-17-23 NHL Analysis, Odds and Best Bets

New York Islanders vs Carolina Hurricanes 4/17/23 – In the Opening Round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, the New York Islanders face Carolina Hurricanes. The Islanders have earned one of Eastern Conference wild card spots by finishing with a 42-31-9 record this year and clinching their playoff berth during the final game of the regular season. The Carolina Hurricanes captured the Metropolitan Division title with a 52-21-9 record and are poised for another deep playoff run after having fallen in Round Two each of the past two years. NHL betting sites will keep you up to date in this upcoming match.

New York Islanders vs Carolina Hurricanes

Date & Time: Monday, April 17, 2023 at 7:00 PM ET

Location: PNC Arena Raleigh, NC


New York Islanders vs Carolina Hurricanes 4/17/23 Betting Odds


Moneyline: +147

Puckline: +1.5 (-190)

Total: 5.5 over (+116)


Moneyline: -163

Puckline: -1.5 (+165)

Total: 5.5 under (-128)

New York Islanders vs Carolina Hurricanes Analysis

The New York Islanders found themselves on the winning side of the scoreboard after beating the Montreal Canadiens 4-2 in their previous game. New York earned four minutes in penalties during this matchup while also having three power play attempts and scoring once on power play. New York demonstrated strong offensive output by scoring on four of 35 shots they attempted. New York Islanders have scored 242 goals this season while conceding 217, recording 93 points and their points percentage stands at 0.567. With 222 power play chances available and 35 scored out of these opportunities 15.77% of their chances, their power play goal percentage stands at 15.77%; when at even strength they have allowed 178 goals while scoring 207 as an offensive unit. New York Islanders opponents have earned 2,524 shots against them and have taken 2,544 attempts against themselves, leading them to produce an save percentage of 0.915. On power play opportunities given them by New York, opponents have scored 39 goals resulting from those chances. The man protecting the goal for this matchup will be Ilya Sorokin.

Carolina Hurricanes faced off against the Panthers last time out, winning by a score of 6-4. They had four opportunities on the power play but weren’t successful; however, out of 36 shots taken against them during this contest 6 goals were recorded for Carolina. The Hurricanes have scored 212 even strength goals and 50 on the power play this season. Carolina attempted 2,852 shots for an effective shot percentage of 9.19% while permitting their opponents 2,132 attempts. Overall, Carolina amassed 262 goals, 113 points and an effective points percentage of 0.689 during this campaign. Their defense has allowed 210 goals, 170 at even strength and 40 when playing shorthanded. They earned 253 opportunities on the power play with an 19.76% power play percentage; 84.38% penalty kill percentage against other team’s attempts on power plays; their save percentage currently stands at 90.2%.

New York Islanders vs Carolina Hurricanes Against the Spread

NY Islanders are 2-13 SU in their last 15 games against Carolina. NY Islanders are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games on the road. NY Islanders are 2-6 SU in their last 8 games when playing on the road against Carolina. The total has gone OVER in 8 of NY Islanders’ last 12 games played in April.

The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Carolina’s last 10 games. The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Carolina’s last 5 games at home. Carolina are 6-2 SU in their last 8 games when playing at home against NY Islanders. The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Carolina’s last 9 games against an opponent in the Eastern Conference conference. Carolina are 9-3 SU in their last 12 games against an opponent in the Metropolitan Division division.

New York Islanders vs Carolina Hurricanes Free Pick

This game promises to be exciting between two eager teams to open the playoff series with a win. The Islanders hope for an upset but Carolina, having outwitted them in their season series 3-1, look poised to dominate on both ends of the ice and take control. Recent NHL betting trends point towards the Hurricanes having an excellent performance on home ice and should win Game 1.

Free Pick: Carolina Hurricanes -1.5 (+165)