The series is tied at 1-1 between the Boston Bruins and the Florida Panthers. Who takes Game 3 and the 2-1 series lead? Check out our preview of this Bruins vs Panthers matchup in the 2022-23 Stanley Cup Playoffs. There are more hockey previews to read here at TopBet, so feel free to look around and make bets once you’re ready.
Betting Preview for the Boston Bruins vs Florida Panthers 2023 NHL Playoffs Game 3 First Round on April 21, 2023
Where: FLA Live Arena, Sunrise
When: Friday, April 21, 2023, 7:30 PM ET
TV Broadcast: TNT
Betting on the Boston Bruins (-1.5)
Regular Season Record: 65-12-5
The Bruins are eyeing to hit back hard at Florida after a 6-3 loss in Game 2. Boston rarely got embarrassed in that manner back in the regular season but got slapped hard by the Panthers on the ice. Still, Boston is a scary team, one that went 34-4-3 on the road back in the regular season. Bruins center Patrice Bergeron is day-to-day due but the team is deep enough to handle another absence from their captain. Over their last 10 games, the Bruins have averaged 3.4 goals, 5.7 assists, 5.3 penalties, and 17.4 penalty minutes, while allowing just 2.4 goals. The Bruins are 7-1 in their last eight games after a home loss of at least three goals.
Betting on the Florida Panthers (+1.5)
Regular Season Record: 42-32-8
The Panthers are confident. They know they’re the David to the Goliath of Boston, but a dominant win in Game 2 has the Panthers oozing with confidence. Moreover, the Panthers have won both of their home games back in the regular season against the Bruins. Florida’s relentlessness in chasing the puck and breaking plays resulted in 15 giveaways by the Bruins, who are probably going to be more hesitant in attacking after the Panthers’ success on defense in Game 2. Over their last 10 games, the Panthers have averaged 4.0 goals, 6.5 assists, 5.5 penalties, and 17.6 penalty minutes, while giving up only 2.1 goals. It should also be noted that the home team in this matchup is 8-1 in the last nine contests.
The Bruins win, 5-2.
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