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Carolina Hurricanes vs Florida Panthers 5/24/2023 Analysis, Tips and Picks

Carolina Hurricanes vs Florida Panthers 5/24/2023 Analysis, Tips and Picks

East Final – Game 4, FLA leads series 3-0

In Florida on Wednesday night, the Carolina Hurricanes will continue their road trip as they face the Florida Panthers in game four of the Eastern Conference final. Three games in the series trail Carolina following their loss in game three over the weekend. Frederik Andersen delivered an impressive performance for Carolina, posting a .941 save percentage despite allowing one goal on 17 shots in just over 56.5 minutes of ice time. However, the Carolina offense encountered significant struggles, failing to score throughout 60 minutes of the game.

Throughout the regular season, Carolina showcased a formidable offensive presence, averaging 3.2 goals on nearly 35 shots per game. Their defense was equally remarkable, allowing only 2.55 goals on 26 shots per game. Leading the charge for Carolina was Martin Necas, who accumulated 71 points, including a team-leading 43 assists, while Sebastian Aho recorded a team-high 36 goals on 218 total shots.

The Carolina Hurricanes are averaging 3.07 goals per game and possess a power play conversion rate of 19.2%. Sebastian Aho leads the team with five goals, Brent Burns has contributed seven assists, and Jordan Martinook has registered 40 shots on goal. Defensively, the Hurricanes allow an average of 2.43 goals per game and have successfully killed off 87.5% of their opponent’s power plays. Antti Raanta has allowed 15 goals on 165 shots faced, while Frederik Andersen has surrendered 14 goals on 221 shots.

Carolina’s opponents have capitalized on 40 of the 256 power play opportunities they have received (ranking 13th in professional hockey). The Hurricanes have faced 2,132 shots and maintain a save percentage of .902. On the offensive front, Carolina has taken 2,852 shots, resulting in a shooting percentage of 9.2%. When playing at even strength, the Hurricanes have conceded 170 goals while scoring 212. Additionally, Carolina has been granted 253 power play opportunities and has successfully converted 50 of them, resulting in a success rate of 19.76%. In the current season, they have accumulated 113 points, yielding a points percentage of .689. In terms of scoring, the Carolina Hurricanes have netted 262 goals (ranking 15th in professional hockey) while conceding 210.

  • Carolina is 1-4 SU in their last five games when playing on the road against Florida.
  • The total stayed UNDER in 4 of Carolina’s last six games with a team in the East.
  • Carolina is 2-5 SU in their last seven games against an opponent in the Atlantic Division. 

Carolina Hurricanes vs Florida Panthers 5/24/2023 Analysis, Tips and Picks

The Florida Panthers will extend their impressive winning streak at home, having triumphed in four consecutive games, including the first three of the series against Carolina. Following their triumph on Monday, Sergei Bobrovsky exhibited exceptional goaltending for Florida, boasting a flawless save percentage by thwarting all 32 shots he faced. Sam Reinhardt spearheaded the Florida offense, scoring the lone goal of the game in just over 22 minutes on the ice, while Sam Bennett and Matthew Tkachuk each contributed with one assist.

The Florida Panthers have showcased a formidable offense throughout the season, averaging 3.51 goals on nearly 37 shots per game. Defensively, they have performed admirably, conceding just over 3.3 goals per game. Matthew Tkachuk has been a driving force in the Florida offense this season, accumulating 109 points, including a team-high 69 assists. Carter Verhaeghe leads the team with 42 goals on 275 shots.

The Florida Panthers are averaging 3.07 goals per game and possess a power play conversion rate of 25.6%. Matthew Tkachuk leads the team with seven goals, Carter Verhaeghe has contributed eight assists, and Brandon Montour has registered 58 shots on goal. Defensively, the Panthers allow an average of 2.67 goals per game and have successfully killed off 68.8% of their opponent’s power plays. Alex Lyon has allowed nine goals on 92 shots faced, while Sergei Bobrovsky has surrendered 30 goals on 465 shots.

When playing at even strength, the Panthers have scored 225 goals and have netted an additional 63 power-play goals (ranking 8th in hockey). They have attempted 3,019 shots (top in professional hockey) with a shooting percentage of 9.54% while allowing their opponents to take 2,603 shots. Throughout the season, the Florida Panthers have accumulated 288 goals, resulting in 92 points and a points percentage of .561. They have conceded 272 goals, including 202 at even strength and 70 goals while shorthanded. The Panthers have had 276 power play opportunities with a power play conversion rate of 22.83%. Their penalty kill percentage is 75.95% out of 291 opponent power play opportunities, and their current save percentage is 89.6%.

  • Florida is 4-1 SU in their last five games when home against Carolina.
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Florida’s last five games against an opponent in the Eastern Conference.
  • Florida is 5-1 SU in their last six games against an opponent in the Metropolitan Division.

Carolina Hurricanes vs Florida Panthers. The NHL pick is the Carolina Hurricanes. Despite being the lower seed, the Florida Panthers have asserted their authority throughout the series and are anticipated to maintain their dominance in Wednesday’s game. The Panthers are expected to dictate the game’s flow from start to finish, ultimately emerging victorious. It is advisable to place your trust in the Panthers as they strive to secure the win and bring the series to a decisive conclusion. My prediction for the final score is a 3-1 triumph favoring the Panthers.

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

Location: FLA Live Arena in Miami, Florida

Date: Wednesday, May 24, 2023


NHL Odds: Carolina Hurricanes -105



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