Islanders vs Hurricanes Matchup: Metro Division Clash in Raleigh on Friday
Two Metropolitan Division Foes Prep to Battle as Hurricanes Return Home on Friday
On a Short Friday Night Card in the National Hockey League
The Carolina Hurricanes return home after a five-game trip out west to battle with the New York Islanders on Friday night in Raleigh. Let’s analyze this game with Islanders vs Hurricanes matchup betting preview for Friday.
Game: New York Islanders (3-4-0, 6 points) at Carolina Hurricanes (4-1-1, 9 points)
Location: PNC Arena, Raleigh, North Carolina
Streaming: Live Stream Sports
Storm Surging Back Home for Carolina
The Carolina Hurricanes return to Raleigh after a decent five game road trip out west, picking up three wins and seven points out of of a possible ten. Forward Andrei Svechnikov has been rolling hot, leading the club with seven goals and nine points on the short season, along with Marty Necas, who has three goals and five assists for a total of eight points thus far.
Last game, against the struggling Vancouver Canucks, it was evident that the Canes looked a bit fatigued, despite picking up the 3-2 win in regulation. Both teams were quiet on the scoresheet in the second period and Carolina took a 3-1 lead with two goals in less than 90 seconds to open the third period.
Goalie Frederik Andersen picked up his third win of the season, making 14 saves on just 16 shots faced in the contest. It remains unknown as of press time if Anderson or backup Antti Raanta will get the start between the pipes for Friday’s showdown with the New York Islanders.
Rough Seas Hitting the Islanders Early?
Continuing Our Islanders vs Hurricanes Matchup Preview: The New York Islanders enter this contest on Friday night off of a 3-0 shutout win against their rivals, the New York Rangers on Wednesday night. Forward Kyle Palmeri scored two goals while center Jean-Gabriel Pageau and defenseman Adam Pelech each chipped in two assists. In goal, Ilya Sorokin was masterful, stopping all 41 shots on goal en route to his third win of the season and 11th career shutout.
That win snapped a three-game losing streak for Coach Lane Lambert’s squad, who now will have to battle with two of the best teams in the National Hockey League coming up, starting with Friday’s contest against Carolina on the road before returning home the next night to battle the defending Stanley Cup champions, the Colorado Avalanche.
Lambert hasn’t decided which goaltender will get the start as of press time, but it’s hard to imagine Sorokin would not get a chance to immediately return between the pipes for this game, and possibly get both starts, while the club is still fresh this early into the season.
Islanders vs Hurricanes Betting Odds
Concluding Our Islanders vs Hurricanes Matchup Preview: Sportsbooks have the Carolina Hurricanes odd to win as moderate favorites against the New York Islanders on Friday night priced in the range around -110 to -115. This is the fifth game this season where Carolina has been favored, with the Canes picking wins in each of the previous four contests. For New York, this is their forth game as a underdog, while losing all three previous spots at plus money. The Islanders have also lost their last two road contests this year.
The total for this contest is set at 6 goals shaded slightly to the Over around the -120 to -125 range. Shop around, because some sportsbooks have it set at 5.5 goals within the same price parameters. Carolina has gone Under the total in five of their first six games to start the season and New York has played four of their first seven contests to the Under so far.
Carolina has dominated the New York Islanders in recent history, winning 10 of their last 11 meetings including five of their last six at PNC Arena in Raleigh. The favorite is also 9-2 in the last 11 head-to-head contests.
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