Carolina and Florida Clash for Game 1 Series Advantage.

The Florida Panthers and the Carolina Hurricanes will face off in Raleigh, North Carolina on Saturday at 8pm EDT. The Panthers finished fourth in the Atlantic with a total record of 42-32-8, while the Hurricanes finished first in the Metropolitan Area with a record of 52-21-9. According to FANDUEL Sportsbook NHL Lines, the Hurricanes are favored at -150 while the Panthers are listed at +128, with an Over/Under of 5.5.

The two teams are currently in the third round of the NHL playoffs, with the Panthers leading the series 1-0. This will be their fifth meeting this season, with the Panthers winning their last game 3-2 after overtime. The Hurricanes have an impressive home record of 33-11-4 and are 25-7-7 in games determined by one goal, while the Panthers are 26-20-3 in road games.

The Panthers finished first in the league with a total of 389 penalties, averaging 4.7 per game. Their top performer is Carter Verhey with 42 goals and 31 assists. The Hurricanes’ Martin Nekas has 28 goals and 43 assists, while Seth Jarvis has five goals and four assists in his last 10 games. Matthew Tkachuk has five goals and nine assists in his last 10 games.

In their last 10 games, the Hurricanes have a record of 6-3-1, averaging 3.6 goals per game, while the Panthers have a record of 8-2-0, averaging 3.4 goals per game. The Panthers have also been conceding an average of 2.8 goals per game, compared to the Hurricanes’ 3.7 penalties.

The Hurricanes have several players out due to injuries, including Ondrej Case, Jake Gardiner, Max Pacioletti, and Andrey Svechnikov, while the Panthers’ Patrick Hornqvist is out for the season due to concussion.

This article was created using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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