In addition, goaltender Ilya Sorokin has been great with a. 926 save percentage and a 2. 32 goals-against average on 1037 shots. Best Bets for this Game Full-Game Side Bet Insiders Status: Rating: The Islanders are looking to bounce back on their home ice but the Hurricanes are having a great season and look to control this game from the first period. The Hurricanes, who average 3. 18 goals per game, should pile on the goals with Sebastian Aho, Martin Necas, and the rest of the forward unit carrying the puck into the offensive zone and creating open shots with great puck movement.
The offense unraveled but the defense has stepped up, allowing only 2. 72 goals per game. Ryan Pulock and Alexander Romanov have combined for 5. 2 defensive point shares and 168 blocked shots while Scott Mayfield, Noah Dobson, and Sebastian Aho have combined for 6. 1 defensive point shares to add depth to the unit.
The Hurricanes, who allow only 2. 67 goals per game, should limit the Islanders' offense, which averages only 2. 96 goals per game, with Brett Pesce, Brady Skjei, and the rest of the defensive unit creating turnovers in the defensive zone and limiting shooting lanes, allowing goaltender Frederik Andersen to make plenty of big saves. The Hurricanes should win the game with a strong performance on the road. Take the Hurricanes money line as road Favorites. Prediction: Hurricanes (-165) Full-Game Total Pick Both teams have been led by their defenses and the upcoming game should reflect that with both defensive units stepping up and controlling the game.
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