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Boston Bruins vs Florida Panthers Prediction 5-10-24 Picks

Florida Panthers (57-26-6) vs. Boston Bruins (52-23-16)
May 10, 2024 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Boston Bruins +100 / Florida Panthers -113; Over/Under: +5.5
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The Florida Panthers and the Boston Bruins meet Friday in Game 3 Eastern Conference NHL Playoffs Second Round action at the TD Garden. Here’s a Boston Bruins vs Florida Panthers Prediction.

Game Two Recap: Florida Dominant In Evening Up Series

The Florida Panthers come into this one fresh off of a 6-1 beatdown win over the Bruins in game two to even the series up at one win apiece. Boston actually held the lead after 20 minutes thanks to a goal from Charlie Coyle, but it was all downhill from there. Steven Lorentz opened the scoring for Florida less than two minutes into the second before Aleksander Barkov put the Panthers in front just before the midway point of the middle frame. Gustav Forsling scored with :02 to go in the second to put the Panthers up 3-1 going into the final frame. Eetu Luostarinen made it 4-1 1:28 into the 3rd before Barkov scored his second of the game at the 10:52 mark of the 3rd and Brandon Montour got into the fun with a short-handed goal just 1:06 later, potting a 6th for Florida for good measure. Sergei Bobrovsky gave up one goal on 15 shots in the winning effort for Florida, while Jeremy Swayman allowed 4 goals on 23 shots and Linus Ullmark allowed another pair of goals on 10 shots in the defeat.

Florida Panthers Player Stats

Sam Reinhart leads the Panthers in scoring with 94 points including a team-high 57 goals and 37 assists while Aleksander Barkov has 80 points with 23 goals and 57 assists. Carter Verhaeghe has 72 points with 34 goals and 38 assists while Matthew Tkachuk has 88 points with 62 assists of his own this season. Sergei Bobrovsky has posted a 36-17-4 mark with a 2.37 GAA and .915 save percentage in goal for Florida this season while Anthony Stolarz is 16-7-2 with a 2.03 GAA and a .925 save percentage this season.

Why the Florida Panthers will win

  • The Panthers have won each of their last four Game 3s of a playoff series.
  • The Bruins have lost each of their last four Game 3s of an Eastern Conference Second Round series.
  • The Bruins have failed to cover the puck line in seven of their last eight home games against Eastern Conference opponents.
  • The Panthers have covered the puck line in each of their last five games at TD Garden.
  • The Panthers have won the third period in each of their last four road games following a home win.

Boston Bruins Player Stats

David Pastrnak leads the Bruins in scoring with 110 points including a team-high 47 goals and 63 assists while Brad Marchand has 67 points with 29 goals and 38 assists. Charlie Coyle has 60 points with 25 goals and 35 assists while Charlie McAvoy has 47 points with 35 assists and Pavel Zacha has 59 points with 21 goals and 38 assists. Jeremy Swayman’s gone 25-10-8 with a 2.53 GAA and a .916 save percentage for the Bruins in goal while Linus Ullmark is 22-10-7 with a 2.58 GAA and a .915 save percentage this season.

Why the Boston Bruins will win

  • The Bruins have won each of their last four games as home underdogs against Atlantic Division opponents.
  • The Panthers have lost three of their last four games as road favorites.
  • The underdogs have covered the puck line in eight of the last nine games between the Panthers and Bruins.
  • The Panthers have failed to cover the puck line in each of their last four games as favorites following a win.
  • The Panthers have lost the third period in each of their last four night games at TD Garden following a win.

Boston Bruins vs Florida Panthers Prediction

I’m on the Panthers here. The Panthers breaking the seal against the Bruins was crucial, as Florida had yet to get the better of Boston at any point so far this year. However, now that we’re past that, the Panthers are the better team for my money and I think it’s telling that they’re favored on the road even though it’s a 1–1 series going to Boston. I think the tide of the series has turned, and I’m not abandoning ship on the Panthers here. Give me Florida.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick: Florida -113

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Chris joined the Sports Chat Place team in August 2016 and has a proven system that combines multiple analytical and situational statistics and trends to give out thousands of winning picks over the last three years with winning records across all of the top leagues, Follow Chris Ruffolo on Twitter @ruffthepickdawg

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