Game four of an entertaining Eastern Conference First Round series is set for Sunday afternoon when the Boston Bruins visit the Florida Panthers. Boston regained home ice advantage with a game three win and are now just two wins away from clinching this series. Below is my NHL pick for the Bruins vs Panthers.
Boston Bruins vs Florida Panthers Betting Pick
The Pick: Boston Bruins -150 at BetOnline
This game will be played at FLA Live Arena at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 23, 2023.
Why Bet the Boston Bruins:
✅ Boston has been clicking all season long and they enter this game having won 10 of their last 11 games played.
✅ The Bruins have won nine straight games away from TD Garden.
✅ Against Boston, the Panthers have lost eight of their last 12 meetings.
Boston Bruins Looking to Put One Foot in the Second Round
Boston suffered a rare home loss in game two, but they came ready to play in game three and earned a 4-2 victory. The Bruins scored just 2:26 into the game and never looked back as they scored the first four goals of the game. There was just one goal scored in the second period, giving the Bruins a 2-0 lead, before Boston scored two goals midway through the third period to grab the 4-0 advantage. Florida tried to comeback late, with two goals in 1:20, but it was too little too late and they are once again trailing in this series.
Four different Bruins – Taylor Hall, Charlie Coyle, David Pastrnak, and Nick Foligno, all scored in the game three win. Dmitry Orlov was the primary helper as he assisted on two of the four Boston goals.
Linus Ullmark stopped 29 of the 31 shots on his goal in a solid bounce back game from the Swedish goalie.
The Florida Panthers are in a Must Win
Florida is completely overmatched in this series, but they are not going to go down without a fight. A win on Sunday would make this a best of three series and they have already proven they can grab a win in Boston.
In the game three loss, Gustav Forsling and Sam Reinhart recorded goals. Four different Panthers grabbed an assist on the night.
Alex Lyon stopped 23 of the 26 shots on his goal before being replaced by Sergei Bobrovsky.