Carolina Hurricanes at Boston Bruins
|Date & Time||Sunday May 12, 2019, 3:00 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Carolina Hurricanes +136 / Boston Bruins -150 -- Over/Under: 5.5
The Carolina Hurricanes and Boston Bruins meet Sunday in game two of the NHL Eastern Conference finals at the TD Garden.
The Carolina Hurricanes have another chance to steal home ice advantage before heading home for game three. The Carolina Hurricanes are averaging three goals per game and are scoring on 12.2 percent of their power play opportunities. Teuvo Teravainen leads Carolina with six goals, Jaccob Slavin has 11 assists and Justin Faulk has 41 shots on goal. Defensively, the Carolina Hurricanes are allowing 2.5 goals per game and are killing 73.2 percent of their opponents power plays. Petr Mrazek has allowed 24 goals on 257 shots and Curtis McElhinney has given up four goals on 75 shots. The Carolina Hurricanes have allowed three or less goals in six of their last seven games.
The Boston Bruins look for a fifth straight victory while taking a solid 2-0 series lead. The Boston Bruins are averaging 3.2 goals per game and are scoring on 30 percent of their power play opportunities. David Pastrnak leads Boston with six goals, Brad Marchand has 10 assists and Patrice Bergeron has 53 shots on goal. Defensively, the Boston Bruins are allowing 2.1 goals per game and are killing 82.5 percent of their opponents power plays. Tuukka Rask has given up 29 goals on 466 shots faced. The Boston Bruins have allowed three or less goals in each of their last 10 games.
The Hurricanes are 5-2 in their last 7 games playing on 2 days rest, 3-7 in their last 10 games as an underdog and 3-7 in their last 10 games as a road underdog. The Bruins are 25-8 in their last 33 games playing on 2 days rest, 78-38 in their last 116 games as a favorite and 53-23 in their last 76 games as a home favorite. The Hurricanes are 0-5 in the last 5 meetings in Boston and 1-6 in the last 7 meetings. The over is 6-2 in Hurricanes last 8 overall. The under is 5-2 in Bruins last 7 overall.
The Carolina Hurricanes had their chances in game one but completely fell apart in the third period and continue their struggles against the Bruins. The Hurricanes have lost six of the last seven meetings against the Bruins, and they're being outscored by an average of 1.7 goals during that span. The Carolina Hurricanes have lost 11 of their last 18 games as an underdog and are allowing an average of 3.2 goals per game on the road during these playoffs. The Boston Bruins have been a completely different team in the month of May and are winning by an average of 2.5 goals during this four-game winning streak. The Bruins have also won 21 of their last 28 games as a favorite. I have to side with the home team to take a 2-0 lead in this series.