The NHL regular season concludes for two teams when the Carolina Hurricanes (51-21-9, 23-11-6 away) visit the Florida Panthers (42-31-8, 23-12-5 home). There are some things to play for in this one as Carolina is just one-point ahead of the Devils in the Metropolitan Division and Florida will hope to avoid the Boston Bruins in the first round with a win and some help. Below is my NHL pick for the Hurricanes vs Panthers.

Carolina Hurricanes vs Florida Panthers Betting Pick

The Pick: Florida Panthers -115 @ BetAnySports

This game will be played at FLA Live Arena at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 13, 2023.

Why Bet the Florida Panthers:

✅ Florida is getting hot at the right time as they have won six of their last seven games played.

✅ The Panthers have been solid against the Metropolitan Division, winning five of their last seven games against the other Eastern Conference division.

✅ Carolina is sputtering to the finish line as they have lost three of their last four games played.

Carolina Hurricanes are Looking to Win the Division

Carolina finally got back to their winning ways with a needed 4-1 home win over the Detroit Red Wings. Prior to that, the Hurricanes had a tough three-game road trip that saw them collect zero points over their four-day stretch. The Hurricanes will be fine and just need the playoffs to start to turn it on again.

Carolina is scoring just 3.16 goals per game and allows an impressive 2.53. Martin Necas has had a nice season as he leads the Hurricanes with 43 assists and 71 points. Sebastian Aho has scored a team leading 35 goals on the year.

The Florida Panthers Want to Avoid Boston

Florida has been playing playoff games for a few weeks now and was bound for a letdown after finally clinching their spot in the playoffs. The Panthers hosted the Toronto Maple Leafs and were beaten 2-1 in overtime, but Panthers fans won’t care as they are heading back to the big show. Florida games have a lot of goals as they average 3.51 goals per game and allow 3.28. Matthew Tkachuk is having a great first season in Florida as he leads the team with 68 assists and 108 points. Carter Verhaeghe has scored a team high 41 goals on the year.