Florida Panthers vs Boston Bruins 4-17-2023

Florida Panthers vs Boston Bruins 4/17/2023 Picks Predictions Previews

Florida Panthers vs Boston Bruins 4/17/2023 Picks Predictions Previews


East 1st Round – Game 1, Series starts 4/17


The Florida Panthers are set to take on the Boston Bruins in Game One of the First Round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, with the Panthers looking to make an impact on the road.


While the Panthers may have secured the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference with a record of 42-32-8, it was their impressive offense that propelled them to the postseason, with the team averaging 3.51 goals per game this season.


Leading the charge was Matthew Tkachuk, who scored an impressive 40 goals and 69 assists, while Aleksander Barkov and Carter Verhaeghe added 65 goals and 86 assists between them.


However, the Panthers’ defense has been a cause for concern, with the team allowing an average of 3.32 goals per game this season.


In fact, it was their defensive struggles that almost cost them a playoff spot, with the team allowing six goals in their final regular season game.


While Brandon Montour and Gustav Forsling have been strong from the point, contributing 29 goals and 85 assists between them, the rest of the defense has struggled to contain opponents.


One bright spot for the Panthers has been the play of goaltender Alex Lyon, who has a .912 save percentage and a 2.89 goals-against average on 488 shots, with 3.7 goals saved above average.


As the Panthers take on the Bruins in Game One, it will be crucial for the team’s defense to step up and support their impressive offense, if they hope to steal a game on the road.


  • The Florida Panthers are 6-2 SU in their last 8 games.
  • The Panthers are 3-6 SU in their last 9 matches with Boston.
  • Florida is 4-1 SU in their last 5 games on the road. 

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Florida Panthers vs Boston Bruins Predictions 4/17/2023


The Boston Bruins had a record-breaking regular season, with their offense leading the way by scoring an impressive 3.67 goals per game, including 15 goals in their last three games.


The top two lines, led by David Pastrnak, Brad Marchand, and Patrice Bergeron, have been exceptional, contributing a combined 109 goals and 129 assists.


But the rest of the offense has been equally impressive, with Pavel Zacha, David Krejci, and Jake DeBrusk combining for 64 goals and 99 assists. 


While the Bruins’ offense has been dominant, their defense has also been stellar, allowing only 2.12 goals per game.


Hampus Lindholm and Matt Grzelcyk have been strong contributors, combining 13.1 defensive point shares and 178 blocked shots.


Meanwhile, Brandon Carlo, Charlie McAvoy, and Connor Clifton have combined for 15.1 defensive point shares, adding depth to the unit.


The Bruins’ goaltender, Linus Ullmark, has been exceptional, with a .938 save percentage and a 1.89 goals-against average on 1457 shots, with 48.5 goals saved above average.


  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston’s last 5 games against Florida.
  • The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Boston’s last 10 games at home.
  • Boston is 16-4 SU in their last 20 games when playing at home against Florida.

 Florida Panthers vs Boston Bruins. The NHL’s pick is the Boston Bruins. Expect the Bruins to take over the home ice on Monday in Game 1 against the Panthers, but the play here is UNDER.


The UNDER stayed in three of Florida’s last five road games as well as in 15 of Boston’s last 22 matches at home.


Boston led the NHL in goals against at 2.12 goals per game and the No. 1 goalie for the Bruins Linus Ullmark had a 1.89 goals-against average during the regular season. Prediction: Boston Bruins win 4-1.


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Florida Panthers vs Boston Bruins 4/17/2023 Picks Predictions Previews

NHL Starting Time: 7:30 PM EDT


Location: TD Garden in Boston, MA       


Date: Monday, April 17, 2022




NHL ODDS: Boston Bruins -200




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