Bruins vs. Panthers NHL Playoffs First Round Game 5: How to Watch, Odds, Picks & Predictions

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Bruins vs. Panthers NHL Playoffs First Round Game 5: How to Watch, Odds, Picks & Predictions

NHL Predictions

Game 5 of the NHL Playoffs First Round will see the Boston Bruins hit the ice against the Florida Panthers on Wednesday, April 26, beginning at 7:00 PM ET and airing on ESPN, CBC, SportsNet, TVAS, NESN, and BSFL. The Bruins are on top 3-1 in the series. The Bruins are favored (-248) against the Panthers (+203).

Bruins vs. Panthers Odds

  • Favorite: Bruins (-248)
  • Underdog: Panthers (+203)
  • Over/under: 6

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

This game between the Bruins and Panthers will happen on Wednesday, April 26, 2023. You should expect the puck drop at 7:00 PM ET.

Where to Watch Bruins vs. Panthers

The Bruins and Panthers will hit the ice at TD Garden for this matchup on April 26, and if you’d like to catch the action live, get your tickets now from Vivid Seats!

What channel is the game on?

You can catch this game live on ESPN, CBC, SportsNet, TVAS, NESN, and BSFL.

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Who Will Win Bruins vs. Panthers?

Bruins and Panthers Betting Trends

  • Boston and its opponent have posted more than 6 goals in 47 of 86 games this season.
  • Florida has played 65 games this season that finished with more than 6 goals.
  • The teams combine to score 7.2 goals per game, 1.2 more than this match’s total.
  • These teams allow a combined 5.4 goals per game, 0.6 fewer than this match’s over/under.
  • The Bruins have won 81.6% of their games this season when favored on the moneyline (62-14).
  • The Panthers have been an underdog in 20 games this season, and won eight (40.0%).

Bruins Stats & Insights

  • The Bruins’ 301 goals this season make them the second-best scoring team in the NHL.
  • On defense, the Bruins have been the strongest unit in NHL action, conceding 174 total goals (only 2.1 per game).
  • They have a league-leading goal differential of +127 this season.
  • The Bruins connect on 11.1% of their shots, ranking third in the NHL.
  • The Bruins average 23.5 hits and 14 blocked shots per game.
  • Over the last 10 contests, the Bruins have gone 9-1-0 (95.0% of possible points).
  • They have averaged 3.8 goals per game (38 total) over that stretch.
  • On the defensive side, the Bruins have given up 24 goals (2.4 per game) over those 10 matchups.

Panthers Stats & Insights

  • The Panthers’ 288 total goals (3.5 per game) are the sixth-most in the NHL.
  • The Panthers’ 272 total goals conceded (3.3 per game) rank 21st in the league.
  • They have a +16 goal differential, which ranks 16th in the league.
  • The Panthers are shooting 9.5% (22nd in the league).
  • The Panthers have not yet shut out an opponent this season.
  • In their last 10 matchups, the Panthers have gone 5-4-1 to earn 70.0% of the possible points.
  • They have totaled 36 goals over that stretch.
  • Defensively, the Panthers have allowed 26 goals (2.6 per game) in those 10 outings.

Bruins Key Players to Watch

  • David Pastrnak is one of Boston’s top contributors with 112 points. He has 61 goals and 51 assists this season.
  • Through 73 games, Brad Marchand has 21 goals and 46 assists.
  • Linus Ullmark has a record of 40-6-1. He has allowed 91 goals (1.90 goals against average) and racked up 1366 saves.

Panthers Key Players to Watch

  • Matthew Tkachuk’s 40 goals and 69 assists in 79 matchups give him 109 points on the season, making him a key part of his team’s offense.
  • Aleksander Barkov Jr. is a key contributor for Florida, with 78 total points this season. He has netted 23 goals and provided 55 assists in 68 contests.
  • Sergei Bobrovsky has a 24-20-3 record this season, with a .902 save percentage (27th 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: Questionable (Upper Body), David Krejci: Out (Upper Body)
  • Panthers: Aaron Ekblad: Probable (Undisclosed), Sam Bennett: Questionable (Undisclosed), Anthony Duclair: Probable (Undisclosed), Patric Hornqvist: Out (Concussion), Ryan Lomberg: Questionable (Undisclosed), Spencer Knight: Out (Personal Reasons)

Bruins vs. Panthers Prediction

  • Puck Line Pick:

    Bruins (-1.5)

  • Pick OU:

    Over (6)

  • Score Prediction:
    Bruins 5 – Panthers 2

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