Boston Bruins vs. Florida Panthers: Preview, Predictions and Picks for May 14, 2024

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May 14, 2024 9:10 AM
The Florida Panthers are looking to close out the series at home as they take on the Boston Bruins at the Amerant Bank Arena on Tuesday, May 14, 2024, at 7:00 PM. Holding a 3-1 lead in the series, the Panthers will aim to capitalize on their momentum and secure a spot in the next round. The Bruins, on the other hand, will fight to extend their postseason run.
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Boston Bruins Analysis

As the Boston Bruins prepare to face off against the Florida Panthers, one thing is clear: David Pastrnak is the driving force behind the Bruins' offense. With 47 goals, 63 assists, and 110 points on the season, Pastrnak is having an MVP-caliber year. His ability to find the back of the net and set up his teammates for scoring opportunities will be crucial in this matchup. The Panthers' defense, which has struggled at times this season, will need to find a way to contain Pastrnak if they hope to come out on top. If the Bruins can get their star winger going early, it could be a long night for the Panthers. Florida's goaltenders will need to be sharp and their defenders will need to be physical in order to limit Pastrnak's chances and give their team a shot at stealing a win on the road.

Florida Panthers Analysis

As the Boston Bruins prepare to face off against the Florida Panthers, they'll need to keep a close eye on the Panthers' dynamic duo of Sam Reinhart and Matthew Tkachuk. Reinhart's 57 goals this season make him a formidable force on the ice, and his 94 points demonstrate his ability to consistently generate offense. Meanwhile, Tkachuk's 62 assists are a testament to his exceptional playmaking ability, and his presence on the ice will be crucial for the Panthers' chances - provided he's able to play through his current day-to-day injury status. If Tkachuk is a full-go, the Bruins will need to be prepared to contend with a Panthers offense that can strike at a moment's notice.

Florida Panthers Injuries

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

Boston Bruins Injuries

  • Brad Marchand (LW): Day-To-Day
  • Matthew Poitras (C): Injured Reserve
  • Milan Lucic (LW): Injured Reserve
  • Danton Heinen (LW): Day-To-Day
  • Brandon Carlo (D): Day-To-Day

How to Watch the Boston Bruins vs Florida Panthers

The Boston Bruins vs. Florida Panthers game will be televised on ESPN and is scheduled for Tue 7:00 PM.

Boston Bruins vs Florida Panthers Betting Odds

The Florida Panthers are favored to win, with current odds sitting at -210, a slight increase from the opening line of -200, while the total is set at 5.5. This suggests the Panthers are expected to dominate the matchup against the Boston Bruins.

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