Free NHL Hockey Prediction: Panthers vs. Islanders Odds
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(47-27-9) Florida Panthers vs. New York Islanders (46-27-10)
Stanley Cup Playoffs – Game 4
Date: Wednesday, April 20th
Time: 8:00 PM (EST)
Venue: Barclays Center, Brooklyn, N.Y.
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Islanders -105
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: OFF
NHL Betting Total: 5
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The series momentum was completely shifted by 1 goal.
The New York Islanders took a 2-1 lead thanks to overtime win on Sunday and now have a chance to really gain control of the series on Wednesday with a home win.
The Panthers had plenty of chances to put in a game winning goal, but the Islanders defense never broke as the Panthers now have their backs against the wall.
The Panthers struck first in Game 3 thanks to a beautiful combo that found Reilly Smith for a beautiful finish. The second period saw both teams exchange goals with Aleksander Barkov and Nick Bjugstad find the back of the net.
G Roberto Luongo hasn’t had much defense to rely on this series, but he’s also had his share of struggles himself.
Luongo allowed totals of 5 and 4 in both losses while giving up just 1 in the lone Panthers win. Luongo turned away 35 of 39 shots in Game 3.
Florida has gone 22-15-3-2 on the road this season.
New York Islanders
The Islanders have used their playoff experience to capture two close wins in this series. New York’s offense has averaged 2.79 goals per game on the season, but with performances of the 4 and 5 in terms of goals, they have a lot clicking right now.
Captain Jonathan Tavares has been the ignitor to this lineup. In Game 1, he was outstanding putting up a goal and 2 assists in the win. After scoring the lone goal in Game 2, he came back with a pair of assists in the Game 3 win. Him along with the first line for the Islanders has really set the tone in this series.
G Thomas Greiss has done the best he can in place of the injured Halak. He came up huge in Game 3 making big save after big save late.
Greiss turned away 39 of the 42 shots he faced in the win.
The Islanders have had things clicking in Brooklyn this year as well. They have gone 26-11-4-1 inside the Barclays Center
NHL Hockey Handicapping Trends
- Panthers are 35-14-6 vs. Eastern Conference.
- Panthers are 22-16-4 on the road.
- Islanders are 26-11-5 at home.
- Islanders are 31-12-6 as favorites.
- Islanders 14-11-3 at home vs. Eastern Conference.
Free Florida Panthers vs. New York Islanders NHL Hockey Prediction
The Panthers cannot afford to go back home down 3-1. This team simply doesn’t have the experience to overcome that gap.
Look for another wide open game here, with both teams getting plenty of chances on goal.
4* Free NHL Betting Pick: Over
Both teams exchange goals in this one, with the over cashing in for a 3rd time.
NHL Free Game 4 Score Prediction: New York 5 – Florida 3
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