Boston Bruins vs Washington Capitals 5/23/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

Boston Bruins vs Washington Capitals 5/23/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

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The Boston Bruins will go against the Washington Capitals in NHL action in Capital One Arena, Washington, D.C., on Sunday, May 23, 2021, at 7:00 PM (EDT). The Bruins finally cracked open their playoff series versus Washington on Friday night, winning 4-1 and sending the Capitals to the verge of elimination after battling 15 periods of back-and-forth game in the first four matches. David Pastrnak and Charlie Coyle scored 34 secs apart early in the third period. The Boston Bruins are 3rd at 33-16 in the NL East.

On five opportunities, the Bruins received 3 power-play goals. On Pastrnak’s power-play goal 29 seconds into the third period, the Bruins made it 2-0 after three consecutive tense overtime games in which neither side managed more than a two-goal advantage. A heavy hit from Dmitry Orlov sent Bruins’ defenseman Kevan Miller to the hospital during the match. Miller seemed to slam his head into the ice upon his fall.

  • The total went UNDER in 4 of the Boston Bruins’ previous 5 matches.

  • The Boston Bruins are 6-3 SU in their last 9 matches against Washington.

  • The total went UNDER in 4 of Boston’s last 6 matches this season.

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Boston Bruins vs Washington Capitals Predictions 5/23/2021

Throughout the game, the Capitals were hampered by penalties and were unable to establish an offensive flow. With 15 minutes left on the clock, Alex Ovechkin improved it to 3-1 when his shot was diverted into the net by Bruins’ defenseman Brandon Carlo. It was Ovechkin’s opening goal of the 2021 playoffs, and his 71st overall, but that was the most that the Capitals could go on Friday. The Washington Capitals are 2nd at 36-15 in the NL East.

For Washington, Ilya Samsonov earned 33 saves, but he appeared uneasy for long portions of the game. He fought to keep his stick in his hands, dropping it three times in the second period, and had to skate off with a knee injury, but he managed to finish the game. In the match, Boston was able to earn 37 shots on goal. In total, the Bruins offense managed to get 34 hits in the match.

  • The total went UNDER in 6 of Washington’s last 7 matches.

  • The total went UNDER in 4 of Washington’s last 5 matches against Boston.

  • The total went UNDER in 4 of Washington’s last 5 matches this season.

Boston Bruins vs Washington Capitals. The NHL pick for this game is the Boston Bruins. Boston will aim to finish the first round of the playoffs. That is what will transpire here, as Boston will be able to contain the Capitals’ offensive while still being sure to bring in and secure the win with their potent and talented offense. The Boston Bruins will win to a predicted score of 3-1.

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Boston Bruins vs Washington Capitals 5/23/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

NHL Starting Time: 7:00 PM (EDT)

Location: Capital One Arena, Washington, D.C., USA

Date: Sunday, May 23, 2021

TV: USA

NHL Odds: Nashville Predators +110

NHL Totals: 5.5

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