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Carolina Hurricanes vs Florida Panthers 5/22/2023 Expert Picks, Tips and Odds

Carolina Hurricanes vs Florida Panthers 5/22/2023 Expert Picks, Tips and Odds

East Final – Game 3, FLA leads series 2-0

On Monday night, the Carolina Hurricanes will embark on their away journey for the NHL Eastern Conference finals, trailing by a margin of two games. Antti Raanta faced difficulties in game two, registering a .923 save percentage with two goals allowed on 26 shots in just under 62 minutes of gameplay. Amidst the challenges, Jalen Chatfield excited Carolina, finding the back of the net with one goal on a single shot in approximately 12.5 minutes of ice time. Sebastian Aho and Stefan Noesen each contributed an assist to support the team’s offensive efforts.

Carolina’s offensive prowess has been commendable throughout the season, averaging 3.2 goals per game on an average of 34.8 shots. However, the team’s defensive performance is their most significant asset, allowing a mere 2.55 goals on an average of 26 shots per game. Leading the charge on offense, Martin Necas tallied an impressive 71 points, including a team-leading 43 assists, while Sebastian Aho led in goals with 36 on 218 shots.

Regarding even-strength play, the Hurricanes have recorded 212 goals while conceding 170. Their opponents have been granted 256 power play opportunities, resulting in 40 goals. In contrast, Carolina has scored 262 goals and surrendered 210 goals throughout the season. With 2,852 shots taken, the Hurricanes have maintained a shooting percentage of 9.2%. Currently, the team has accumulated 113 points with a points percentage of .689. The team faced 2,132 shots against them; Their save percentage was .902. Carolina has also had 253 power play chances, capitalizing on 50 goals during those advantageous situations, translating to a success rate of 19.76%.

Frederik Andersen will guard the net for the Hurricanes, who have amassed a wealth of experience throughout his professional hockey career. With 479 games under his belt, Andersen boasts an impressive record of 282 wins, 125 losses, and 52 overtime losses. He has faced 14,051 shot attempts throughout his career, making 12,861 saves and maintaining a safe percentage of .915. Andersen has allowed 1,190 goals, resulting in a goals-against average of 2.58. His notable performances led to 264 quality starts, resulting in a quality start rate of .568.

  • The total went OVER in 7 of Carolina’s last ten games on the road against Florida. 
  • Carolina is 2-4 SU in their last six games against an opponent in the Atlantic Division.
  • The Carolina Hurricanes are 9-3 SU in their last 12 games played on a Monday. 

Carolina Hurricanes vs Florida Panthers 5/22/2023 Expert Picks, Tips and Odds

On Monday night, the Florida Panthers will return to their home ice, aiming to extend their dominant performance after securing victories in both games played in Carolina to kick off this series. Sergei Bobrovsky, continuing his exceptional form, delivered an outstanding performance in game 2, boasting a remarkable .974 save percentage by allowing just one goal on 38 shots, ultimately securing the team’s second win. Alexsander Barkov led the Florida offense with a goal on three shots in approximately 21 minutes of gameplay. Once again, Matthew Tkachuk emerged as the hero, replicating his game-one success by scoring the decisive overtime goal to secure the victory.

The Florida Panthers showcased one of the NHL’s most formidable offenses throughout the season, averaging 3.51 goals on nearly 36 shots per game. Simultaneously, their defensive prowess remained solid, allowing just over 3.3 goals per game. Matthew Tkachuk stood at the forefront of the Florida offense with an impressive 109 points and a team-leading 69 assists. Carter Verhaeghe led the team in goals, tallying 42 on a total of 275 shots.

In terms of scoring, the Panthers amassed 225 goals at even strength and an additional 63 power-play goals, ranking them 8th in the league. With a staggering 3,019 shot attempts, the Panthers hold the distinction of the highest shot total in professional hockey, resulting in a shot percentage of 9.54%. On the defensive end, Florida’s opponents unleashed 2,603 shots against them. Throughout the season, the Panthers netted 288 goals, accumulating 92 points and achieving a percentage of .561. They conceded 272 goals, 202 at even strength, and 70 while shorthanded. The Panthers capitalized on 276 power play opportunities, converting them at a rate of 22.83%. Regarding penalty killing, they boast a success rate of 75.95% against their opponents’ 291 power play chances. Their current save percentage stands at 89.6%.

Sergei Bobrovsky will continue to stand as the last line of defense in the Panthers’ goal. Bobrovsky has amassed an impressive 17,232 saves out of 18,835 shots attempted against him, resulting in a save percentage of .915. Throughout his career, Bobrovsky has accumulated a record of 360 wins, 207 losses, and 51 overtime losses in 642 games. He has made 626 starts, earning 36,909 minutes of ice time. Bobrovsky boasts a quality start percentage of 57.3%, with 359 quality starting assignments. On average, opponents score 2.61 goals per game against him, resulting in 1,603 goals allowed.

  • The total went OVER in 7 of Florida’s last ten games at home against Carolina.
  • The total stayed UNDER in 5 of Florida’s last five games against an opponent in the Eastern Conference.
  • The Panthers are 4-1 SU in their last five games with a team in the Metropolitan Division.

Carolina Hurricanes vs Florida Panthers. The NHL pick is the Carolina Hurricanes. On Monday night, the Florida Panthers will return to their home ice, aiming to extend their dominant performance after securing victories in both games played in Carolina to start this series. Meanwhile, the Carolina Hurricanes will be determined to regroup, make necessary adjustments, and stage a comeback.

Carolina will heavily lean on their strengths, utilizing their critical assets to mount a solid push and shift the momentum in their favor, ultimately securing a crucial victory in Game 3. The Hurricanes will showcase their resilience and determination as they strive to finish the job on Monday.

Considering the circumstances, the final score prediction favors the Carolina Hurricanes, expected to emerge triumphant with a 3-1 win, further intensifying the series.

NHL Starting Time: 8:00 P.M. ET

Location: FLA Live Arena in Miami, Florida

Date: Monday, May 22, 2023


NHL Odds: Carolina Hurricanes -105



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