Florida Panthers vs. Boston Bruins: Preview, Predictions and Picks for May 12, 2024

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May 12, 2024 9:10 AM
The Florida Panthers, leading the series 2-1, look to take a commanding lead as they visit the Boston Bruins at the TD Garden on Sunday, May 12, 2024, at 6:30 PM. In this crucial Game 4 matchup of the Eastern Conference Second Round, the Panthers aim to capitalize on their momentum against the Bruins, who are fighting to even the series.
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Florida Panthers Analysis

As the Florida Panthers gear up to take on the Boston Bruins, they'll be relying heavily on the potent duo of Sam Reinhart and Matthew Tkachuk to spearhead their offense. Reinhart's impressive 57 goals will undoubtedly be a focal point for the Bruins' defense, but Tkachuk's 62 assists will also force them to respect his playmaking abilities. However, Tkachuk's day-to-day injury status is a concern, and the Panthers will need him at full strength to have a legitimate shot at upsetting the Bruins. If Tkachuk can go, the Panthers' top line will be a force to be reckoned with, but if he's limited or out, Reinhart will need to carry the load, a tall task against a stingy Bruins defense.

Boston Bruins Analysis

Heading into their matchup against the Florida Panthers, the Boston Bruins are looking fierce, and it's largely due to the dominant play of David Pastrnak. The star right winger is having a career year, leading the team in goals with 47, assists with 63, and points with 110. His impressive stat line is a major reason why the Bruins are sitting atop the Eastern Conference standings. As the Panthers prepare to face off against Pastrnak and the Bruins, they'll need to find a way to contain the league's top scorer and shut down his lethal combo of speed and accuracy. If they can't, Pastrnak could be the difference-maker in what's shaping up to be a highly competitive matchup.

Boston Bruins Injuries

  • Brad Marchand (LW): Day-To-Day
  • Danton Heinen (LW): Day-To-Day
  • Brandon Carlo (D): Day-To-Day
  • Andrew Peeke (D): Out
  • Matthew Poitras (C): Out

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

How to Watch the Florida Panthers vs Boston Bruins

The Florida Panthers vs. Boston Bruins game will be televised on TBS and is scheduled for Sun 6:30 PM.

Florida Panthers vs Boston Bruins Betting Odds

The Florida Panthers are favored to win, currently sitting at -150 odds, while the Boston Bruins are the underdogs at opening odds of +130. The total goals market is set at 5.5 for the matchup.

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