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NHL Playoffs Game 3: Bruins vs Panthers Prediction, Odds, and Picks (Apr 21)

By ยท Updated 1 year ago
  • Boston Bruins suffered a rare home defeat in game two
  • Florida Panthers return to FLA Live Arena with the series tied at 1-1

Many expected the Boston Bruins to sail through their opening round series against the Florida Panthers with few issues. However, they travel to FLA Live Arena with the series in the balance. The Panthers registered an eye-catching 6-3 win at TD Garden on Wednesday, meaning that the hosts could take a shock 2-1 series lead on Friday night.


How To Watch

  • When: Friday, April 21, 2023, at 7:30 p.m ET
  • Where: FLA Live Arena, Florida
  • How To Watch: NHL TV

Odds

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Team News

It has been a season with very few low points for the Boston Bruins, but they were handed a reality check in game two of their series against the Florida Panthers on Wednesday evening. Boston allowed the game to drift, and they were made to pay the ultimate punishment in the final period, as the Panthers scored four goals.

It was an uncharacteristic performance from the Bruins based on what we have seen from them this season, and they will be keen to get back on the ice quickly to put that no-show behind them. Bostonโ€™s goals in the 6-3 loss were netted by Taylor Hall, Brad Marchand, and Tyler Bertuzzi.

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The Florida Panthers remain in this series against the Eastern Conference winners, but they remain outsiders to progress. However, they will be happy to be back at FLA Live Arena still in contention, as they have gone 23-13-5 in front of their home fans this season.

The Panthers were excellent throughout the game at TD Garden on Wednesday, and few could argue against the fact that they deserved to claim victory. Brandon Montour was in inspired form with two goals, while Sam Bennett, Eric Staal, and Carter Verhaeghe also found the net.


Picks

The Panthers come into game three as outsiders in the betting. However, it could be worth siding with them, as they have an excellent home record against the Bruins. They have won each of the previous three clashes between the sides at FLA Live Arena, including a 4-3 success back in January.

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