The NY Islanders enter this game ranked 6th in the NHL, posting a record of 28-15-4 this season. The Islanders enter this game with a road record of 13-8-1 this season. The Islanders have lost two games in a row, and are 4-5-1 in their last 10 games played. Our host, on the other hand, are 9th in the NHL, compiling a record of 27-18-3 this year. Carolina enters this game with a home record of 15-8-1 so far. The Hurricanes are 5-4-1 in their last 10 games, losing in overtime most recently. Whichever team is going to win is going to be the team that finds their offensive spark in this game.
NY Islanders Try to RecoverThe Islanders enter this game ranked 23rd in the NHL in goals scored per game when on the road. Mathew Barzal is needed to have a big game tonight if NY wants to get a win on the road. Barzal has the most points on this Islanders team and will need his teammates to start giving him more support. This Islanders squad needs to wake up on offensive to get back in the win column here tonight.
NY is ranked 5th in the NHL when it comes to goals allowed per game when on the road. The Islanders have gotten some great play out of Semyon Varlamov and Thomas Griess. Whichever goalie gets the start tonight should have a good game thanks to their skaters having a defense-first mentality.
Carolina Hurricanes Stay Hot At Home
The Carolina Hurricanes enter this game ranked 8th in the NHL in goals allowed per game when on home ice. Petr Mrazek has been struggling as of late but his skaters have done a great job buckling done and getting some wins. The Hurricanes will need Mrazek to play better than usual to get the win at home here tonight.
The Hurricanes are 11th in the NHL in goals scored per game when on home ice. Sebastian Aho has been clutch as of late and will need to continue scoring tonight to secure a win.
- Hurricanes are 30-14 in their last 44 games as a home favorite.
- Islanders are 1-4 in their last 5 vs. Eastern Conference.