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2017 NHL Playoffs: Eastern Conference Quarter Finals Game 1
Date: Wednesday April 12th
Time: 7:00 PM
Venue: Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Boston – 119
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: Boston -1.5
NHL Betting Total: 5
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Game 1 of the Eastern Conference playoffs kicks off with the Boston Bruins heading to Ottawa to take on the Senators.
The Bruins lost all three matchups against Ottawa in the regular season, so the Senators definitely have a mental advantage heading into this series.
For the first half of the season, many were wondering if the Boston Bruins would even make the playoffs. After making the coaching change from Claude Julien to Bruce Cassidy, the Bruins finished the final 27 games of the season with an 18-8-1 record.
Boston was consistent on both ends of the ice, finishing 8th in goals against and 13th in goals scored.
Boston will need a lot of great play from Brad Marchand, who finished the season suspended after hitting Tampa’s Jake Dotchin in the groin. Marchand had 39 goals and 46 assists. He’ll need to be composed and on his game to help Boston win.
The Ottawa Senators won all four matchups against the Boston Bruins this season by a combined score of 12-6. The Senators had the Bruins’ number this year and will look for that to continue in round one.
On the injury watch, captain and defenseman Erik Karlsson missed the final three games due to a heel stinger, but is expected to play in game one. Karlsson was great this year, tallying 17 goals and 54 assists.
Ottawa’s goaltending will be vital to this first round. Craig Anderson had a good year in net, posting a 25-11-4 record with a 2.28 goals against average.
NHL Betting Trends:
- Ottawa is 3-6 SU in the last nine games
- The UNDER is 5-1 in Boston’s last six games
Free Boston Bruins vs. Ottawa Senators NHL Playoff Prediction:
Ottawa didn’t have a convincing end to the season and doesn’t exactly carry a lot of momentum going into the first round. Boston has been tough all year and I like the Bruins to get the win in game 1.
4* Free NHL Betting Pick: Boston -119
Boston won six of its final eight games, showing great poise throughout the end of the season. I like the Boston money line in this one.
NHL Free Score Prediction: Boston 4 – Ottawa 2
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