Panthers vs Bruins Prediction Game 6 NHL Playoffs 5/14

Panthers vs Bruins Prediction Game 6 NHL Playoffs 5/14

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Preview: Florida Panthers vs. Boston Bruins Prediction

 

Florida Panthers

Preview

The Florida Panthers host the Boston Bruins in Game 5 of the second round at Amerant Bank Arena. Here's a preview of the matchup, featuring player stats, recent team performances, and predictions for the game scheduled on May 14, 2024, at 4:00 PM.

Team Overview

The Panthers, led by Sam Reinhart and Sergei Bobrovsky, have a 3-1 series lead and look to close out the series at home. With strong offensive production and solid goaltending, they aim to eliminate the Bruins and advance to the next round.

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 2.03 .925

Scoring Leaders

Sam Reinhart leads the Panthers in points with 94, including 57 goals.

Injury Report

  • Sam Bennett (C) - Day-To-Day (Expected return: May 13)
  • Ryan Lomberg (LW) - Day-To-Day (Expected return: May 13)
  • Aaron Ekblad (D) - Day-To-Day (Expected return: May 13)
  • Oliver Ekman-Larsson (D) - Day-To-Day (Expected return: May 13)
  • Aleksander Barkov (C) - Day-To-Day (Expected return: May 13)

Team Stats

Category Value
GF/G 3.23
GA/G 2.42

Recent Performances

The Panthers won their last game against the Bruins and aim to carry that momentum into Game 5.

 

Boston Bruins

Preview

The Boston Bruins visit the Florida Panthers in Game 5 of the second round at Amerant Bank Arena. Here's a preview of the matchup, featuring player stats, recent team performances, and predictions for the game scheduled on May 14, 2024, at 4:00 PM.

Team Overview

The Bruins, led by David Pastrnak and Jeremy Swayman, face elimination as they trail 3-1 in the series. Despite their recent struggles, they have the talent and experience to stage a comeback, especially with Brad Marchand potentially returning for this crucial game.

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 in points with 110, including 47 goals.

Injury Report

  • Brad Marchand (LW) - Day-To-Day (Expected return: May 14)
  • Matthew Poitras (C) - IR-LT (Expected return: Sep 15)
  • Milan Lucic (LW) - IR-LT (Expected return: Sep 15)
  • Danton Heinen (LW) - Day-To-Day (Expected return: May 13)
  • Brandon Carlo (D) - Day-To-Day (Expected return: May 13)

Team Stats

Category Value
GF/G 3.21
GA/G 2.70

Recent Performances

The Bruins lost their last game against the Panthers and aim to bounce back in Game 5, especially with the potential return of Brad Marchand.

 

Prediction

Despite trailing in the series, the Bruins have shown resilience throughout the season. With the potential return of Brad Marchand, they have a chance to rally and potentially force a Game 6. Considering the likelihood of a close game, taking the Bruins +1.5 spread seems like a reasonable pick, especially if Marchand can make a significant impact on the ice.

Pick: Boston Bruins +1.5

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