Hurricanes vs. Islanders Game 4 Prediction, Stanley Cup Playoff Odds

Liam Gilks | Updated Apr 27, 2024

The Islanders look to avoid being the first team swept in the 2024 playoffs on Saturday afternoon. 

Carolina
52-23-2-5
AT
April 27, 2024, 2:00 PM ET
UBS Arena
NY Islanders
39-27-11-5
Puckline -1.5 +140
Moneyline -190
Over / Under o +5.5
Puckline +1.5 -165
Moneyline +155
Over / Under u +5.5

With the series on the line, New York will look to take advantage of the short turnaround between these home games. 

Although the numbers are lopsided the series has been very tight thus far and were all one-goal games if you disregard the empty netters. The Hurricanes look to sweep the Isles like they did in 2019 and would knock them out of the postseason for the third time in five years. 

The Hurricanes are -185 favourites to win Game 4 on the NHL odds, with the total set at 5.5. The puck drop from UBS Arena is set for 2:00 PM ET. 

Hurricanes vs. Islanders NHL Betting Odds

208 teams have fallen behind 3-0 in a playoff series and only four teams have come back to win it and the Islanders are one of them. They accomplished the feat in 1975, becoming the second team ever to do it. Most recently the Los Angeles Kings did it in the first round of 2014 playoffs, where they went on to win the cup. They are now listed at +2500 to win the series, compared to the Canes’ -10000 on the NHL Futures board. 

After his goal in Game 3 Sebastian Aho is the only player to have scored twice in the series and is the heavy favourite to lead the series in scoring. Possibly his only competitors would be Anders Lee or another Isles player who desperately wants to extend their season. 

Carolina is just 13 wins away from the cup making them the favourite at +550. They have been at the top of that list since the beginning of the season. The top three favourites are all from the Eastern 

Carolina Hurricanes

The Hurricanes feel like they have still yet to play their best game of the postseason even after leading the series 3-0. Their defenders drove the offence for them in Game 3, with Brent Burns and Dmitry Orlov scoring their firsts of the series in the first period to put them up 2-0. Sebastian Aho’s second of the playoffs in the second period would be the game-winner. Andrei Svechnikov picked up a pair of assists in the win extending his series lead in points with four. 

After missing a bunch of time before April netminder Frederick Andersen has been on fire since his return. With the shortened break between games, coach Rod Brind’Amor is considering giving his starter the rest for Game 4. The very injury-prone goalie has the second-best save percentage in the postseason at .922 paired with a 2.01 goals-against average.

The Canes will be looking to punch their ticket to the second for the fourth year in a row. Last season they went to the Conference finals just to get swept by the Florida Panthers

New York Islanders

New York played a near-perfect game in their playoff debut at home, they outshot the Hurricanes 31-22, while pushing most of the play but could not get the hockey gods on their side. After going with goalie Semyon Varlamov in Games 1 and 2, coach Patrick Roy turned duties over to Ilya Sorokin in Game 3. The Russian tandem has been switching back and forth all season, so after dropping the first two, it was the easiest lineup switch to make. 

Sorokin faced nine shots in the first period and allowed two goals before Pierre Engvall would get the Isles on the board in the second. Shortly after that, the Canes would get another, chasing Sorokin from the game after three goals on 14 shots. 

Broc Nelson scored his first of the series in the second period which would be the final goal of the game, as New York was held off the board in the third period. 

In two of the three games, New York outplayed Carolina but just can not get bounces to go their way. With their backs against the wall on Saturday, coach Roy likely goes back to Varlamov in net. He stopped all eight shots in the second half of Game 4 and is rocking a .915 save percentage.

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