Islanders vs Hurricanes Game 3 Prediction NHL Playoffs 4/25

Islanders vs Hurricanes Game 3 Prediction NHL Playoffs 4/25

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Preview: New York Islanders vs. Carolina Hurricanes Prediction

 

New York Islanders

Preview

The New York Islanders look to bounce back from a 0-2 series deficit as they face the Carolina Hurricanes in Game 3 at UBS Arena. Here's a preview of the matchup, featuring player stats, recent team performances, and predictions for the game scheduled on April 25, 2024, at 4:30 PM.

Team Overview

The Islanders find themselves in a tough spot, but with their backs against the wall, they have an opportunity to turn the series around on home ice. Led by Mathew Barzal and Ilya Sorokin, they will look to rally and secure a crucial victory to stay alive in the playoffs.

Goaltender Comparison

Name Wins L OTL SO GA/G SV%
I. Sorokin 25 19 12 2 3.01 .909
S. Varlamov 14 8 4 3 2.60 .918

Scoring Leaders

Mathew Barzal leads the Islanders in points with an impressive 80, while also leading in assists with 57.

Injury Report

  • Jean-Gabriel Pageau (C) - Day-To-Day (Expected return: Apr 24)
  • Noah Dobson (D) - Day-To-Day (Expected return: Apr 24)
  • Anders Lee (LW) - Day-To-Day (Expected return: Apr 24)
  • Hudson Fasching (RW) - Day-To-Day (Expected return: Apr 24)
  • Mathew Barzal (C) - Day-To-Day (Expected return: Apr 24)

Team Stats

Category Value
GF/G 2.99
GA/G 3.15

Recent Performances

The Islanders have struggled in the series so far, losing both Game 1 and Game 2 against the Hurricanes.

 

Carolina Hurricanes

Preview

The Carolina Hurricanes aim to extend their series lead as they face the New York Islanders in Game 3 at UBS Arena. Here's a preview of the matchup, featuring player stats, recent team performances, and predictions for the game scheduled on April 25, 2024, at 4:30 PM.

Team Overview

The Hurricanes have been dominant in the series so far, led by Sebastian Aho and Petr Kochetkov. With a potent offense and solid goaltending, they will look to maintain their momentum and close out the series with another victory on the road.

Goaltender Comparison

Name Wins L OTL SO GA/G SV%
P. Kochetkov 23 13 4 4 2.33 .911
S. Martin 7 9 2 0 3.30 .889

Scoring Leaders

Sebastian Aho leads the Hurricanes in points with an impressive 89, while also leading in goals with 36.

Injury Report

  • Brett Pesce (D) - OUT (Expected return: May 4)
  • Jesper Fast (RW) - Day-To-Day (Expected return: Apr 25)
  • Sebastian Aho (C) - Day-To-Day (Expected return: Apr 24)
  • Andrei Svechnikov (RW) - Day-To-Day (Expected return: Apr 24)
  • Seth Jarvis (C) - Day-To-Day (Expected return: Apr 24)

Team Stats

Category Value
GF/G 3.38
GA/G 2.57

Recent Performances

The Hurricanes have been in top form, winning both Game 1 and Game 2 against the Islanders.

Prediction

The New York Islanders face a must-win situation in Game 3 to avoid falling into an insurmountable 0-3 series deficit. With their home crowd behind them and the urgency of the situation, expect the Islanders to come out with a strong performance.

Key players like Mathew Barzal and Ilya Sorokin will need to step up, and the team will look to capitalize on any opportunities they get. The Islanders have the talent and determination to turn the tide in their favor and secure a crucial victory.

Final Prediction: New York Islanders win Game 3.

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