Bruins vs. Panthers NHL Playoffs First Round Game 6: How to Watch, Odds, Picks & Predictions

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Bruins vs. Panthers NHL Playoffs First Round Game 6: How to Watch, Odds, Picks & Predictions

NHL Predictions

The Boston Bruins ready for Game 6 of the NHL Playoffs First Round Friday against the Florida Panthers, starting at 7:30 PM ET on TNT, CBC, SportsNet, and TVAS. The Bruins are on top 3-2 in the series. The Panthers are underdogs (+157) against the Bruins (-188).

Bruins vs. Panthers Odds

  • Favorite: Bruins (-188)
  • Underdog: Panthers (+157)
  • Over/under: 6

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

This game between the Bruins and Panthers will happen on Friday, April 28, 2023. You can expect 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 28, and if you’d 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, CBC, SportsNet, and TVAS.

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Who Will Win Bruins vs. Panthers?

Bruins and Panthers Betting Trends

  • Boston’s 87 matches this season have finished above this game’s total of 6 goals 48 times.
  • Florida has combined with its opponent to score over 6 goals in 66 of 87 games this season.
  • These two teams average a combined 7.2 goals per game, 1.2 more than this match’s over/under.
  • These two teams surrender a combined 5.4 goals per game, 0.6 fewer than this game’s total.
  • The Bruins have been favored on the moneyline 77 times this season, and have gone 62-15 in those games.
  • The Panthers have won nine, or 42.9%, of the 21 games they have played as an underdog this season.

Bruins Stats & Insights

  • The Bruins offense’s 301 total goals (3.7 per game) are ranked second in the NHL this year.
  • On defense, the Bruins are the strongest unit in NHL action, giving up 174 total goals (just 2.1 per game).
  • They have a league-leading goal differential of +127 this season.
  • The Bruins have an 11.1% shooting percentage as a squad, ranking third in the league.
  • The Bruins have yet to shut out an opponent this season, averaging 23.5 hits and 14.0 blocked shots per game.
  • In the last 10 contests, the Bruins have gone 8-1-1 (85.0% of possible points).
  • They have averaged 3.8 goals per game (38 total) during that stretch.
  • On the defensive end, the Bruins have given up 25 goals (2.5 per game) over those 10 matchups.

Panthers Stats & Insights

  • The Panthers have scored the sixth-most goals (288 goals, 3.5 per game) in the league.
  • The Panthers have conceded 3.3 goals per game, 272 total, which ranks 21st among league teams.
  • Their 16th-ranked goal differential is +16.
  • The 9.5% shooting percentage the Panthers have compiled ranks 22nd in the league.
  • The Panthers have not had a shutout win yet this season.
  • Over the last 10 contests, the Panthers have gone 5-4-1 (70.0% of possible points).
  • They are scoring at a 3.3 goals-per-game average (33 total) over that span.
  • Defensively, the Panthers have given up 29 goals (2.9 per game) in those 10 matchups.

Bruins Key Players to Watch

  • A major contributor this season for Boston, David Pastrnak has scored 112 points in 82 games (61 goals and 51 assists).
  • Brad Marchand has 21 goals and 46 assists to total 67 points (0.9 per game).
  • Linus Ullmark has a record of 40-6-1. He has conceded 91 goals (1.9 goals against average) and recorded 1366 saves with a .938 save percentage (first in the league).

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 key for Florida’s offense with 78 total points (1.1 per game), including 23 goals and 55 assists through 68 games.
  • Sergei Bobrovsky has a .902 save percentage (26th in the league), with 1333 total saves, while giving up 145 goals (3.1 goals against average). He has put up a 24-20-3 record between the posts for Florida this season.

Bruins vs. Panthers Injuries

  • Bruins: David Krejci: Out (Upper Body)
  • Panthers: Patric Hornqvist: Out (Concussion), Ryan Lomberg: Out (Upper Body), Spencer Knight: Out (Personal Reasons)

Bruins vs. Panthers Prediction

  • Puck Line Pick:

    Panthers (+1.5)

  • Pick OU:

    Over (6)

  • Score Prediction:
    Bruins 4 – Panthers 3

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