Boston Bruins at Florida Panthers
|Date & Time||Saturday March 23, 2019, 7:00 PM (EDT)|
Florida +112 / Boston -135 / over-under: 6
Saturday NHL action features the Florida Panthers hosting the Boston Bruins.
The Boston Bruins have won three in a row following a 5-1 victory at New Jersey on Thursday. Drew Stafford lit the lamp for the Devils in the second period that narrowed Boston’s lead to 2-1. Pavel Zacha assisted and Cory Schneider was charged with four goals on 25 shots to get the loss.
The Bruins saw Patrice Bergeron score twice with David Pastrnak, Danton Heinen and David Backes finding the scoring column. Brad Marchand posted three helpers for Boston and Tuukka Rask getting the win a 21 save effort.
The Florida Panthers avoided a three game skid with a 4-2 victory against visiting Arizona on Thursday. The Coyotes received a first period goal from Michael Grabner with Brad Richardson scoring unassisted in the third. Richardson added an assist for Arizona and Darcy Kuemper gave up three goals on 20 shots to get the loss.
Aleksander Barkov scored twice for the Panthers with Mike Hoffman and Mackenzie Weegar also adding markers. Evgenii Dadonov assisted twice and Jonathan Huberdeau logged three helpers and Roberto Luongo got the win with 32 stops.
Bruins are 7-1 in their last 8 vs. Atlantic andBruins are 18-5 in their last 23 overall and
Bruins are 42-20 in their last 62 vs. a team with a losing record.
Panthers are 5-2 in their last 7 overall and Panthers are 7-3 in their last 10 games as a home underdog and Panthers are 7-3 in their last 10 home games.
Bruins are 26-9 in the last 35 meetings and under is 3-1-2 in the last 6 meetings and home team is 6-1 in the last 7 meetings.
Boston is in the postseason but the Panthers playoff chances are very slim. Something small on Florida to stay interested…