Boston Bruins (54-29-5) vs. Carolina Hurricanes (57-23-8)
May 14, 2022 4:30 pm EDT
The Line: Carolina Hurricanes -140 / Boston Bruins +120; Over/Under: -6
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The Boston Bruins and the Carolina Hurricanes meet in game seven of their NHL playoff first round series from the PNC Arena on Saturday.
The Boston Bruins will look to complete the series comeback after winning game six by a final count of 5-2 to force this winner take all game. Brad Marchand leads the Bruins with 11 points including 4 goals and 7 assists while Patrice Bergeron has 6 points with 3 goals and 3 assists. Charlie Coyle has 6 points with 4 assists as well and David Pastrnak has 5 points with a pair of goals and 3 assists. Jeremy Swayman’s started both wins in goal for the Bruins, going 3-1 with a 2.51 GAA and a .913 save percentage so far this postseason.
The Carolina Hurricanes will look to bounce back after failing to close out the series in game six. Tony DeAngelo has a team-high 7 assists while Vincent Trocheck has 7 points with 3 goals and 4 assists. Jaccob Slavin has 6 points with 2 goals and 4 assists and Sebastian Aho has 5 points with 2 goals and 3 assists while Teuvo Teravainen has 5 points with 4 assists as well this season. Seth Jarvis also has 5 points with 3 goals and a pair of assists. Antti Raanta has started four games for the ‘Canes, going 2-2 with a .926 save percentage and a 2.46 GAA while Pyotr Kochetkov has gone 1-1 with a .900 save percentage and a 3.31 GAA this postseason.
Boston is 0-4 in their last 4 road games and 27-13 in their last 40 games overall while the over is 4-0 in their last 4 games as an underdog. Carolina is 9-3 in their last 12 games overall and 41-16 in their last 57 home games while the over is 5-0 in their last 5 games as a favorite.
I get the case to be made either way here, as anything can truly happen in a game seven. However, I’m leaning towards the over here as backing the side is a bit of a wash but both teams have really come alive in terms of finding the back of the net in the series. And reality is that you have likely a rookie in goal for Boston and a journeyman backup for the Hurricanes in net against two full lineups that are capable of filling the scoresheet. Give me the over here.