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(17-14-3) Boston Bruins vs. Florida Panthers (15-13-5)
Date: Thursday, December 22nd
Time: 7:30 PM
Venue: BB&T Center, Sunrise, FL
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Panthers -116
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NHL Betting Total: 5
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The Boston Bruins will make the trip to south Florida on Thursday to face off against the Panthers. The Bruins will look to rebound after falling 2-4 against the Islanders on Tuesday night.
The Panthers will be looking for their third consecutive victory after winning 4-3 in a shootout against Buffalo their last time on the ice.
The Bruins have been in a slump as of late, losing four of their previous 5 games, most recently 2-4 against the Islanders. Boston was kept out of the net the first two periods and started the third facing a 3-0 deficit.
Anton Blidh was able to score his first goal of the season at 3:04 in the third and Dominic Moore put the puck in the net for the 8th time of the year at 7:12.
The Bruins weren’t able to get any closer and ended up giving another goal to make matters even worse.
Boston has had a hard time this season when it comes to putting the puck in the net and is only scoring an average of 2.3 goals per game. They have struggled on the power play as well, only converting on 12.7 percent of their opportunities.
The Bruins have been solid on defense and are holding their opponents to an average of 2.4 goals per game. They are currently 3rd in the league when skating a man down, only giving up a goal 13.4 percent of the time.
The Panthers will come into Thursday’s game riding a two game winning streak after coming out on top 4-3 against the Buffalo Sabres in a shootout on Tuesday.
Florida was able to take an early lead with a goal from Aleksander Barkov at 16:09 in the first period. Keith Yandle put the Panthers up 2-0 when he lit up the lantern at 12:14 in the second.
After falling behind 2-3, Nick Bjugstad was able to knot things back up with a goal at 16:09 in the third.
Vincent Trocheck was able to score what would be the game winner on the second shot of the shootout.
The Panthers have been able to score an average of 2.4 goals per game this season. They are 23rd in the league on the power play with a 15.2 conversion percentage.
On the defensive end of the ice, Florida has been able to limit their opponents to just 2.6 goals per game.
They have been solid on the penalty kill, giving up a goal just 14.6 percent of the time they are skating a man down.
NHL Betting Trends:
- Boston is 2-6 in their previous 8 games
- Boston is 2-5 in their previous 7 on the road
- Florida is 3-6 in their previous 9 games
- Florida is 4-2 in their previous 6 games at home
Free Boston Bruins vs. Florida Panthers NHL Hockey Prediction:
The Bruins have struggled on the road their last seven games and I look for that to continue on Thursday.
4* Free NHL Betting Pick: Florida ML
Florida has given up a total of 5 goals in their last two games at home, but they have been able to get in the net themselves and Boston isn’t exactly the biggest threat on offense.
NHL Free Score Prediction: Boston 2 – Florida 3
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