Islanders vs. Hurricanes Game 5 Prediction: Stanley Cup Playoff Odds

Liam Gilks | Updated Apr 30, 2024

A double overtime win kept the Islanders alive in Game 4, can they stave off elimination and stay alive again in Game 5 on Tuesday Night?

NY Islanders
April 30, 2024, 7:30 PM ET
PNC Arena
Puckline +1.5 -130
Moneyline +220
Over / Under o +5.5
Puckline -1.5 +110
Moneyline -275
Over / Under u +5.5

The double overtime thriller shows how tight this series has been from the beginning despite the lopsided 3-1 lead in favour of the Hurricanes. Perhaps we will see the gentleman’s sweep on Tuesday or maybe the Isles are back with a vengeance and will take each of the next three games, becoming the fifth team in the NHL to complete the reverse sweep. 

The Hurricanes are -250 favourites to win Game 5 on the NHL odds, with the total set at 5.5. The puck drop from PNC Arena is set for 7:30 PM ET. 

Islanders vs. Hurricanes NHL Betting Odds

Minus the empty netters in Games 1 and 2, all four games have come within a single goal which would have made New York 4-0 ATS, instead of their 2-2 split so far. There has only been one game to hit the OVER in the series. 

With a second chance to punch their ticket to the second round on Tuesday in front of the hometown crowd, it is no surprise they are a very heavy -5000 to move on, according to our NHL Futures board. Placing a bet on the series to extend past Game 5 would be profitable with a payout of +333 for the Canes to win it in six games. 

New York Islanders

Head Coach Patrick Roy rallied his troops for Game 4 as they pulled off an exhilarating double overtime win to stave off elimination and get some momentum on their side. After being down by one after 20 minutes, Mathew Barzal notched his first of the postseason at the halfway point of the second to even the score. The Isles got a powerplay to open the third, in which they converted on with Jean-Gabriel Pageau scoring his first of the series. New York’s powerplay has been good when given the opportunities but they have been limited to just seven chances, and have scored twice. The Islanders are leading the postseason in penalty minutes and it came back to bite them again on Saturday afternoon. The Canes capitalized on a powerplay for the second time in the game with just five minutes left to tie the game and extend it to extra time. 

The Islanders finally got the hockey gods on their side in the second overtime as Barzal would tip in his second of the game to bring the Nassau Coliseum to their feet. 

Semyon Varlamov got the start in Game 4 after coming midway through their loss in the previous game. He played outstanding, stopping 42 shots and was named second star of the game. 

Carolina Hurricanes

The Canes opened the scoring for the third time in the series on Seth Jarvis’ powerplay goal, his second goal of the postseason. The powerplay struck again in the third with Stefan Noesen notching his second of the series as well. Their PP was deadly in the regular season clicking at just under 27 percent, good for second in the league. They have scored four times on the man advantage so far, posting a 28.6 success rate. The other side of their special teams has not been as good as it was in the regular season though, killing just 71% compared to their league-leading 86% during the season. 

Carolina turned it on in the first overtime period, outshooting the Islanders 17-9, in their attempt to put the series to bed but could not find a way to beat their netminder. Game 4 was their best all-around game after falling asleep at the wheel a few times earlier in the series. 

The Caniacs will be out in full force for Game 5 as the series swings back to Raleigh with a chance to end it. They posted a 29-10-4 record on home ice this season but two of those losses were from the 

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