10/21/2009 12:00:00 AM
The road team has been the victor in six of the last eight meetings between these two clubs, and that trend will continue when the Carolina Hurricanes blow into Long Island.
The Hurricanes haven't gotten off to the start they would have liked and tonight they face a New York Islanders team that is young and rebuilding, and looking for a win.
Carolina comes into this game having lost three straight to sit 2-5 on the season. The Hurricanes are still looking for their first road win of the year having dropped their first three away from home. They have a solid goaltender in Cam Ward between the pipes and he keeps them in most games, but this team's problem is finding ways to score more goals. The Hurricanes have scored a total of four goals over their last three games; no wonder they have lost them all.
The Islanders are still looking for their first win of the year. New York has lost three games in overtime or the shootout and is off to a 0-6 start to the year. Everyone figured this team would go throw a lot of growing pains before they get better and it's really looking like it will be a long year on the island. The play of John Tavares is a good sign that this team is headed in the right direction.
The road team has won six of the last eight meetings between the clubs. Carolina has won their last four trips to Long Island and have also won the last four meetings overall between the clubs. The Hurricanes are the more complete team at this time and they'll get their first road win of the year tonight. Play on Carolina.
Free Pick: Hurricanes -140
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