Bruins vs. Panthers NHL Playoffs First Round Game 7: How to Watch, Odds, Picks & Predictions

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Bruins vs. Panthers NHL Playoffs First Round Game 7: How to Watch, Odds, Picks & Predictions

NHL Predictions

The Boston Bruins are set for the final game of the NHL Playoffs First Round Sunday against the Florida Panthers, beginning at 6:30 PM ET on TNT, CBC, TVAS, NESN, and BSFL. The teams are tied 3-3 in the series. Oddsmakers favor the Bruins in this decisive matchup, with -231 odds on the moneyline against the Panthers (+190).

Bruins vs. Panthers Odds

  • Favorite: Bruins (-231)
  • Underdog: Panthers (+190)
  • Over/under: 6.5

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

This game between the Bruins and Panthers will go down on Sunday, April 30, 2023. Expect to see the puck drop at 6:30 PM ET.

Where to Watch Bruins vs. Panthers

The Bruins and Panthers will take to the ice at TD Garden for this matchup on April 30, and if you would like to see the event live, get your tickets now from Vivid Seats!

What channel is the game on?

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

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Who Will Win Bruins vs. Panthers?

Bruins and Panthers Betting Trends

  • In 40 games this season, Boston and its opponent have combined for more than 6.5 goals.
  • Florida’s games this season have had over 6.5 goals 53 of 88 times.
  • These two teams score 7.2 goals per game combined, 0.7 more than this match’s total.
  • These two teams together give up 5.4 goals per game, 1.1 fewer than this game’s total.
  • The Bruins are 62-16 when favored on the moneyline this season.
  • This season the Panthers have won 10 of the 22 games, or 45.5%, in which they’ve been an underdog.

Bruins Stats & Insights

  • The Bruins net the second-most goals in the NHL, averaging 3.7 per game for a total of 301 this season.
  • The Bruins are ranked first in league action with the fewest goals against, having allowed 174 total goals (only 2.1 per game).
  • They have a league-pacing goal differential of +127 this season.
  • The Bruins have an 11.1% shooting percentage as a team, ranking third in the NHL.
  • The Bruins’ players are looking for their first shutout win this season. As a team, they are averaging 23.5 hits and 14 blocked shots per game.
  • In the last 10 games, the Bruins have gone 7-2-1 (80.0% of possible points).
  • They are scoring at a 4.1 goals-per-game average (41 total) during that time.
  • Defensively, the Bruins have allowed 30 goals (3.0 per game) in 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 Panthers are shooting 9.5% (22nd in the league).
  • The Panthers have not had a shutout victory yet this season.
  • In their past 10 games, the Panthers have gone 5-4-1 to earn 70.0% of the possible points.
  • They have averaged 3.8 goals per game (38 total) over that stretch.
  • Defensively, the Panthers have allowed 33 goals (3.3 per game) in those 10 matchups.

Bruins Key Players to Watch

  • One of Boston’s leading offensives player this season is David Pastrnak, who has 112 points (61 goals, 51 assists) and plays an average of 19:33 per game.
  • Brad Marchand is contributing with 67 points (21 goals, 46 assists).
  • In 49 games, Linus Ullmark has a record of 40-6-1. He has conceded 91 goals (1.90 goals against average) and has racked up 1366 saves.

Panthers Key Players to Watch

  • Matthew Tkachuk’s 40 goals and 69 assists in 79 contests give him 109 points on the season, making him a key part of his team’s offense.
  • Aleksander Barkov Jr. is a top contributor for Florida, with 78 total points this season. He has scored 23 goals and provided 55 assists in 68 contests.
  • Sergei Bobrovsky has a record of 24-20-3 in 50 games this season, conceding 145 goals (3.1 goals against average) with 1333 saves and a .902 save percentage, 26th in the league.

Bruins vs. Panthers Injuries

  • Bruins: None
  • Panthers: Patric Hornqvist: Out (Concussion), Ryan Lomberg: Out (Upper Body), Spencer Knight: Out (Personal Reasons)

Bruins vs. Panthers Prediction

  • Puck Line Pick:

    Bruins (-1.5)

  • Pick OU:

    Over (6.5)

  • Score Prediction:
    Bruins 5 – Panthers 2

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