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Florida Panthers vs Boston Bruins Prediction 5-14-24 Picks

Boston Bruins (52-25-16) vs. Florida Panthers (59-26-6)
May 14, 2024 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Florida Panthers -192 / Boston Bruins +172; Over/Under: +5.5
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The Boston Bruins meet Tuesday in Game 5 Eastern Conference NHL Playoffs Second Round action at the Amerant Bank Arena. Here’s a Florida Panthers vs Boston Bruins Prediction.

Game Four Recap: Florida Pushes Boston To The Brink

The Florida Panthers come into this game fresh off of taking a 3-1 series lead in this best-of-7 set after a 3-2 win in game four. Boston jumped out to a 2-0 first period lead with goals from David Pastrnak and Brandon Carlo before Anton Lundell got the Panthers on the board with the lone goal of the second period. Sam Bennett tied the game at two on the power play just 3:41 into the third period, and Aleksander Barkov would give Florida the lead for good just under four minutes later as the Bruins would not be able to find an equalizer the rest of the way. Sergei Bobrovsky got the win for the Panthers after stopping 16 of 18 shots faced in the winning effort while Jeremy Swayman allowed all 3 goals on 41 shots faced in the defeat for Boston.

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 five games as road underdogs against opponents on a winning streak.
  • The Panthers have lost three of their last four games as favorites following a road win.
  • The Bruins have covered the puck line in each of their last six games as road underdogs following a loss.
  • The Panthers have failed to cover the puck line in seven of their last eight games at Amerant Bank Arena following a road win.
  • The Panthers have lost the third period in each of their last five games at Amerant Bank Arena following a road win.

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 nine of their last 10 games at Amerant Bank Arena.
  • The Bruins have lost each of their last four Game 5s of a playoff series.
  • The Panthers have covered the puck line in four of their last five night games at Amerant Bank Arena against opponents on a losing streak.
  • The Panthers have won the second period in five of their last six games as favorites.

Florida Panthers vs Boston Bruins Prediction

I’m on the Panthers here. I said it coming into this series that I wasn’t impressed with the Bruins and I think Boston simply took advantage of the fact that the Maple Leafs shot themselves in the foot at the end of that series because Boston was outplayed in games 5 and 6 and for a lot of game 7 in the Toronto series. Florida feels like the better team by a fair margin here, and I just don’t see the Bruins finding much else in this series. Give me the Panthers.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick: Florida -192

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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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