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Carolina Hurricanes v Nashville Predators - Game Four
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Carolina Hurricanes vs. Nashville Predators NHL Game Information

Hurricanes (36-12-8) vs. Predators (31-23-2) - Hurricanes lead series 3-2
Date: Thursday, May 27
Time: 9:30 PM ET, Bridgestone Arena
TV Coverage: NBCS, R360

Hurricanes vs. Predators Moneyline, Spread, Total, and Odds

Moneyline: Hurricanes -148 | Predators +126
Spread: Hurricanes -1.5 (+188) | Predators +1.5 (-230) 
Total: 5.5 Over (+116) | Under (-142)
Odds to Win Series: Hurricanes -700 | Predators +470
Odds to Win Stanley Cup: Hurricanes +850 | Predators  +10000

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Carolina Hurricanes vs. Nashville Predators News and Notes

Who knew the Hurricanes and Predators would put on the most entertaining series of the first round after five wild games? The home team has come out on top in each meeting, with the past three contests going to either overtime or double OT, including Tuesday's Game 5 in Carolina.

Jordan Staal fired the 37th Hurricanes shot of the night past Juuse Saros two minutes into the extra frame to keep the home-ice trend going. The 15-year vet who has spent nine years in Carolina scored his team-leading fourth of the series and is tied for second in league playoff goals this year.

Nashville fired just 25 shots at rookie netminder Alex Nedeljkovic after peppering him with 97 in Games 3 and 4's wild double OT affairs in Tennessee. They may have some firepower returning from a vet of their own as the series shifts back to where they've had their most success. Viktor Arvidsson could play in Game 6 after missing the two straight with an upper-body injury.

Arvidsson has been a Predator since being picked in the fourth round of the 2014 draft and has seen plenty of postseason action. The skilled Swede has 12 goals and 27 points in 61 postseason games and scored a career-high 34 in 58 contests in 2018-2019.

Carolina already had an impact player return for them on Tuesday. Blueliner Jacob Slavin jumped right back on the scoresheet after missing three games with a lower-body injury. Slavin, a +22 during the regular season, assisted on Martin Necas' game-tying goal with just over seven minutes remaining in the third. The 27-year-old played a game-high 26:08, over three minutes more than any Predator, and is a massive part of Carolina's success on both ends of the ice. 

The home team has won 11-straight games, meaning the Canes are 0-4 in their past four trips to Nashville. In their past ten head-to-heads, the under is 6-2-2 in Tennessee and 7-3-1 overall. Nashville has won 13 of 16 home games overall and is 4-0 as a Bridgestone Arena dog. Carolina has dropped four straight on the road and is 0-4 as a favorite away from home in their past four overall.

 The Bets: Predators moneyline (+126), Over 5.5 (+116), Roman Josi Over 0.5 Points (-106)