Florida Panthers VS Carolina Hurricanes faceoff in Game Three of the Eastern Conference Final.
Carolina fought in the first two games but lost both matches in overtime and are down two games as they take the road.
Florida clinched Game One and Game Two in overtime and with a 2-0 series lead, intend to close out things at home.
The Hurricanes will want to make a comeback in the series, while the Panthers will play for a 3-0 series lead, and Game Three should be exciting as a result.
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Betting Preview For Florida Panthers VS Carolina Hurricanes NHL Playoffs Game 3
- Venue: BB&T Center, Sunrise
- Date: Monday, May 22nd, 2023
- Time: 17:00 GMT
- Teams to play: Florida Panthers and Carolina Hurricanes.
- NHL Picks: MONEYLINE 2.55
Odds as provided by 1XBet and BetMGM.
Betting On The Florida Panthers
Season Record: 42-32
- 1XBet Spread: -1.5
- 1XBet Total: Over 5.5
- 1XBet Moneyline: 2.56
- BetMGM Spread: -1.5
- BetMGM Total: Under 5.5
- BetMGM Moneyline: 1.91
The Florida Panthers have dominated this series even with a struggling offense, scoring just five goals in the first two matches. Matthew Tkachuk, Aleksander Barkov and Carter Verhaeghe scored five goals and two assists to lead the top two lines, but the rest of the offense struggled.
Florida hopes that Brandon Montour and Gustav Forsling will step up and add 29 goals and 85 assists from the point this season, but haven’t recorded a point in this series.
While the offense struggled, the defense carried the Panthers, allowing just three goals in the series and just one goal in Game Two. Montour and Forsling sat up on the top two pairings. Radko Gudas, Aaron Ekblad, and Marc Staal added depth to the unit creating turnovers in three zones and curbing shooting lanes.
Goaltender Sergio Bobrovsky has done well this series, saving 100 of the 103 shots he’s faced.
Betting On The Carolina Hurricanes
Season Record: 52-21
- 1XBet Spread: +1.5
- 1XBet Total: Under 5.5
- 1XBet Moneyline: 2.55
- BetMGM Spread: +1.5
- BetMGM Total: Over 5.5
- BetMGM Moneyline: 1.91
The Carolina Hurricanes are walking on a tightrope this series, with their offense disappointing them. It scored just three goals in the first two games. Seth Jarvis, Sebastian Aho, and Stefan Noesen scored two goals and four assists but the other offense players performed poorly.
Carolina hopes that Brent Burns and Brady Skjei will sit up as they contributed 36 goals and 63 assists from the point this season but only have one assist in the series so far.
The Hurricanes’ offense fell short, however, the defense keeps the matches close, permitting just five goals in the series. Burns and Jaccob Slavin head the top pairing. Skjei, Brett Pesce, and Shayne Gostisbehere add depth to the unit, create turnovers in the defensive zone and limits shot on the net.
Additionally, goaltender Frederik Andersen had a fantastic Game One, saving 57 of the 60 shots he encountered, and intends to go back to the starting net after being absent for Game Two.
The first two matches went into overtime, making it look like the Hurricanes can win today’s away matchup. But, the Panthers have dominated this series and today they’ll want to take charge on their home ice.
Florida will bring on the goals, with Tkachuk, Barkov, and the other forward unit members taking the puck into the offensive zone and creating open shots.
The Panthers have allowed just three goals in the series, they’ll limit the Hurricanes’ offense with Montour, Forsling and the other defensive players creating turnovers in the defensive zone and limiting shots on the net. This should give Sergei a chance to make many big saves.
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