Bruins vs. Panthers NHL Playoffs First Round Game 3: How to Watch, Odds, Picks & Predictions

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Bruins vs. Panthers NHL Playoffs First Round Game 3: How to Watch, Odds, Picks & Predictions

NHL Predictions

Game 3 of the NHL Playoffs First Round will see the Boston Bruins visit the Florida Panthers on Friday, April 21, beginning at 7:30 PM ET on TNT, SNE, SNO, SNP, CBC, TVAS, BSFL, and NESN. The series is tied up 1-1. The Panthers are the underdog (+122) in this matchup against the Bruins (-145).

Bruins vs. Panthers Odds

  • Favorite: Bruins (-145)
  • Underdog: Panthers (+122)
  • Over/under: 6.5

When is Bruins vs. Panthers and when does it start?

This game between the Bruins and Panthers will happen on Friday, April 21, 2023. Be ready to see the puck drop at 7:30 PM ET.

Where to Watch Bruins vs. Panthers

The Bruins and Panthers will take to the ice at BB&T Center for this matchup on April 21, and if you would like to see the action live, get your tickets now from Vivid Seats!

What channel is the game on?

You can catch this game live on TNT, SNE, SNO, SNP, CBC, TVAS, BSFL, and NESN.

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Who Will Win Bruins vs. Panthers?

Bruins and Panthers Betting Trends

  • Boston’s 84 matches this season have finished above this game’s total of 6.5 goals 37 times.
  • Florida has played 50 games this season with more than 6.5 goals.
  • These teams average 7.2 goals per match between them, 0.7 more than this game’s over/under.
  • Combined, these teams surrender 5.4 goals per game, 1.1 fewer than this match’s total.
  • The Bruins have been a moneyline favorite 74 times this season, and have gone 60-14 in those games.
  • The Panthers have been an underdog in 18 games this season, and won eight (44.4%).

Bruins Stats & Insights

  • The Bruins offense’s 301 total goals (3.7 per game) are ranked second in the league this year.
  • The Bruins are ranked first in NHL play with the fewest goals against, having given up 174 total goals (only 2.1 per game).
  • The team’s goal differential (+127) tops the NHL this season .
  • The Bruins have an 11.1% shooting percentage as a team, ranking third in the league.
  • The Bruins’ players are looking for their first shutout win this season. As a team, they are averaging 23.5 hits and 14.0 blocked shots per game.
  • In their last 10 games, the Bruins are 9-1-0 to earn 95.0% of the possible points.
  • They have put up 34 goals during that stretch.
  • On the defensive side, the Bruins have allowed 2.4 goals per game (24 total) over those 10 outings.

Panthers Stats & Insights

  • The Panthers have scored the sixth-most goals (288 goals, 3.5 per game) in the NHL.
  • The Panthers have given up 272 total goals (3.3 per game) to rank 21st.
  • Their 16th-ranked goal differential is +16.
  • The Panthers’ collective 9.5% shooting percentage ranks 22nd in the league.
  • The Panthers have not had a shutout victory yet this season.
  • In their past 10 games, the Panthers have gone 7-2-1 to earn 80.0% of the possible points.
  • They are scoring at a 4.0 goals-per-game average (40 total) over that stretch.
  • Over on the defensive side, the Panthers have allowed 2.1 goals per game (21 total) in those 10 outings.

Bruins Key Players to Watch

  • A major offensive player this season for Boston, David Pastrnak has scored 112 points in 82 games (61 goals and 51 assists).
  • Through 73 games, Brad Marchand has 21 goals and 46 assists.
  • Linus Ullmark (40-6-1) has a 1.9 goals against average and a .938 save percentage (first in the league).

Panthers Key Players to Watch

  • Matthew Tkachuk is an important part of the offense for Florida, with 109 points this season. He has put up 40 goals and 69 assists in 79 games.
  • Aleksander Barkov Jr.’s 78 points this season, including 23 goals and 55 assists, make him one of the top offensive threats for Florida.
  • Sergei Bobrovsky has a 24-20-3 record this season, with a .902 save percentage (28th in the league). In 50 games, he has 1333 saves, and has conceded 145 goals (3.1 goals against average).

Bruins vs. Panthers Injuries

  • Bruins: Patrice Bergeron: Out (Upper Body)
  • Panthers: Patric Hornqvist: Out (Concussion), Spencer Knight: Out (Personal Reasons)

Bruins vs. Panthers Prediction

  • Puck Line Pick:

    Panthers (+1.5)

  • Pick OU:

    Under (6.5)

  • Score Prediction:
    Bruins 4 – Panthers 3

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