Bruins vs Panthers Prediction Game 6 NHL Picks 5/17

Bruins vs Panthers Prediction Game 6 NHL Picks 5/17

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Preview: Boston Bruins vs. Florida Panthers - Game 6 Prediction KingPin Pro

As the Eastern Conference Second Round heats up, the Boston Bruins and Florida Panthers prepare for a pivotal Game 6. The Panthers lead the series 3-2, and the Bruins must defend their home ice to stay in the playoffs. This article previews the matchup, analyzing team statistics, player performances, and providing insights into what to expect from this high-stakes game on May 17, 2024, at 4:00 PM.

 

Boston Bruins

Preview

The Boston Bruins, with a record of 47-20-15 and a solid home record of 24-11-6, are set to face the Florida Panthers in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Second Round. Trailing the series 3-2, the Bruins are looking to leverage their home advantage at TD Garden on May 17, 2024, at 4:00 PM to stay alive in the playoffs.

Team Overview

The Bruins have been strong at home this season, showcasing a balanced offensive and defensive game. Despite facing challenges in the series, their resilience and home crowd support are key factors.

Goaltender Comparison

Name Wins L OTL SO GA/G SV%
J. Swayman 25 10 8 3 2.53 .916
L. Ullmark 22 10 7 2 2.58 .915

Scoring Leaders

David Pastrnak leads the Bruins with 110 points, including 47 goals and 63 assists.

Injury Report

  • Brad Marchand (LW) - Day-To-Day (Estimated return: May 17)
  • Matthew Poitras (C) - IR-LT (Estimated return: Sep 15)
  • Milan Lucic (LW) - IR-LT (Estimated return: Sep 15)
  • Danton Heinen (LW) - Day-To-Day (Estimated return: May 16)
  • Brandon Carlo (D) - Day-To-Day (Estimated return: May 16)

Team Stats

Category Value
GF/G 3.21
GA/G 2.70

Recent Performances

The Bruins won their last game against the Panthers 2-1 on May 14, demonstrating their capability to bounce back and perform under pressure.

 

Florida Panthers

Preview

The Florida Panthers, leading the series 3-2 and with a record of 52-24-6, are looking to close out the series against the Bruins. With a strong away record of 26-11-4, the Panthers have been a formidable team on the road.

Team Overview

Led by top scorers Sam Reinhart and Matthew Tkachuk, the Panthers have shown a potent offense throughout the series. Their consistency and depth make them a tough opponent.

Goaltender Comparison

Name Wins L OTL SO GA/G SV%
S. Bobrovsky 36 17 4 6 2.37 .915
A. Stolarz 16 7 2 2.03 .925
M. Hellberg 1 0 0 2.50 .922

Scoring Leaders

Sam Reinhart leads the Panthers with 94 points, including 57 goals and 37 assists.

Injury Report

  • Sam Bennett (C) - Day-To-Day (Estimated return: May 16)
  • Ryan Lomberg (LW) - Day-To-Day (Estimated return: May 16)
  • Aaron Ekblad (D) - Day-To-Day (Estimated return: May 16)
  • Oliver Ekman-Larsson (D) - Day-To-Day (Estimated return: May 16)
  • Aleksander Barkov (C) - Day-To-Day (Estimated return: May 16)

Team Stats

Category Value
GF/G 3.23
GA/G 2.42

Recent Performances

The Panthers won three of their last five games, including a decisive 6-2 victory against the Bruins on May 10. However, they lost their most recent game 2-1 on May 14.

 

Prediction

The Boston Bruins are determined not to lose another game at home, especially with the stakes this high. Their solid home record and recent win against the Panthers give them a psychological edge. Additionally, the support of the home crowd at TD Garden will provide an extra boost. Expect the Bruins to capitalize on their home advantage and force a Game 7.

Pick: Boston Bruins ML +120

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