Stanley Cup Playoffs: Wednesday NHL Preview

Game 3 of the Islanders-Hurricanes series and Game 4 of the Blues-Stars series take place Wednesday night. Both Carolina and St. Louis will look to take commanding leads. New York Islanders (+115) at Carolina Hurricanes (-135), 7 p.m. ET, NBCSN Game 3 is a must win for the Islanders. Down 2-0 in the series, New York outshot Carolina 27-18 in Game 2, but couldn't get the puck past Carolina goaltender Petr Mrazek more than once in a 2-1 loss Sunday. [...]

Stanley Cup Playoffs: Friday Night NHL Preview

The second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs heats up Friday night with two matchups. the Carolina Hurricanes hit the road to take on the New York Islanders, while the San Jose Sharks host the Colorado Avalanche. Carolina Hurricanes (+115) at New York Islanders (-140), 7 p.m. ET, NBCSN The Hurricanes not only came back from a 2-0 series deficit to take down the defending champion Washington Capitals in seven games, but also rallied in Game 7 itself. Down 3-1 [...]

2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs First-Round Preview

The first round of the NHL's 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs starts Wednesday. Check out BetAmerica odds for first-round series winners, along with analysis and free picks. Wednesday Games (6) Pittsburgh Penguins -145 vs. (4) New York Islanders +120 Pittsburgh seems to be favored over the Islanders on reputation. For most of the regular season, the Islanders held a lead in the Metropolitan Division. It was only in the month of March that Washington overtook them. New York also ended the [...]