Florida Panthers vs. New York Islanders Odds, Predictions and Picks!
Don't call it a comeback? The Panthers are one win away from taking this series to a 5th game. They won the last game 3-2 and their powerplay made the difference in that game. The Panthers got 2 goals on the man advantage and are building confidence after a 0-2 start to the series. They will look to use their last 'home' game in this series to get the matchups they want. In Game 3, Jonathan Huberdeau left with an injury and didn't come back into the game. Luckily for the Panthers, their star player is expected to suit up in Game 4.
The Islanders were uncharacteristically undisciplined in Game 3. They got 5 penalties that allowed the Panthers to get ahead, and stay ahead in the game. Also, the Islanders need Matthew Barzel to step up. He has just one assist in 3 games thus far, but on the bright side, their role players have been able to pick up the slack. The Islanders will hope to close this series out on Friday and prepare for the next round.
I look for the Islanders to come out hard in this one after a flat Game 3 performance. Also, I don't trust Bobrovsky in the net at all and the Panthers have looked shaky in their own end the whole series. I expect the Islanders to play a tight game and squeak out the victory punching their ticket into the next round.
The pick is the Islanders Moneyline at -130