Boston Bruins will play the second game against Carolina Hurricanes within the first round of the NHL Playoffs, and we have prepared an accurate prediction for this confrontation.
In their first match with Carolina, the Bruins were able to break a streak of three defeats. Before that, the team had absolutely nothing to do on offense, and they could not score more than two goals per game. Note that the Bruins were not in the best shape for the playoffs, so it will be incredibly difficult for them to go far down the tournament bracket.
The duel with Hurricanes was played well by David Pastrnak, who delivered a goal and an assist. Bruce Cassidy’s team neutralized the opponent’s attempts to score and spent most of the time in the opponent’s zone. We emphasize that Tukka Rask neutralized 25 out of 28 shots and also looked great.
Carolina can be credited for playing great while killing the penalties and being able to hold back the opponent’s offense four times when playing in unequal compositions. Moreover, they even scored the goal. Note that this defeat was the first for the team in the playoffs, because in the last series it efficiently dealt with the Rangers with a score of 3-0, scoring 11 goals in three games.
The Hurricanes have no problems with their performance, but they will certainly try to give Boston as little space as possible in their zone in upcoming meetings. Playing on defense can bring positive results to this squad.
Boston Bruins – Carolina Hurricanes prediction
Boston had an excellent first encounter and mostly acted as number one, so in this case, in the second meeting, we do not expect a lot of goals. The Bruins have a good defense and can again hold back Carolina’s attacks, thereby doubling their advantage in the series. We suggest a bet for the victory of Boston and small match totals.