Boston vs Carolina Thu, May 16
|*Community||CAR -105 61%||u/5.5 60%|
*Consensus from 1652 predictions.
|2nd||Power Play %||26th|
|13th||Power Play %||18th|
|25.93rd||Power Play %||17.820th|
|79.916th||Penalty Kill %||81.68th|
I'm not convinced the Canes get swept here tonight but i surely wouldn't bet against the Bruins. I'm going to put my money on the over here as guns will be blazing tonight for sure.50%
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There's blood in the water and the Bruins have dominated this series and have been the best team in the playoffs during this six-game winning streak where they're winning by an average of 2.5 goals during that span. The Carolina Hurricanes have gotten nothing easy offensively in this game and that's with them outshooting the Bruins in two of the three games. I just don't know you would fade the Bruins on the low line at this point.80%
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Betting Prediction for Boston Bruins vs Carolina Hurricanes on May 16, 2019, 8:00 PM ET
Free Betting Prediction: Boston will Win and the Total will go Over .
The Boston Bruins have far and away been the better team in the Eastern Conference final, and now the Bruins have an opportunity to advance to the Stanley Cup Finals if they can pick up a win over the Carolina Hurricanes in Game 4 tonight. Sportsbooks opened the Hurricanes as +100 home underdogs with a total of 5.5.Bruins vs Hurricanes Game Center. Original matchup: http://bit.ly/2vXR5pd
Cardiac Cane: Carolina Hurricanes: Bruins Expose Brind'Amour's One Fatal Flaw
Rod Brind'Amour is worthy of Jack Adams consideration. The team has been pushed to their absolute limit this postseason and have proven their worth to the NHL as legitimate contenders. They have been the story of the postseason as the only wildcard team still standing among the final four.
Justin Williams has established his place as an All-Time Hurricane great, and this roster has far exceeded the expectations of many hockey pundits. 2019 has been a success for the Hurricanes any way you slice it. Yet, there is the feeling that this team had the talent, drive, and teamwork to go even further.
Bruins Daily: Bruins aiming to stop one more surge from desperate Hurricanes
RALEIGH, N.C. -- It's been a little while since the Bruins held a commanding three games to none series lead. You have to go back all the way to 2013 against Sidney Crosby's Pittsburgh Penguins in the Eastern Conference Finals for the last time they entered that scenario.
The Bruins finished the job in their sweep of the Penguins to advance to the Stanley Cup Final where they fell to the Chicago Blackhawks in six games. Now six years later, they enter Game 4 against the Carolina Hurricanes looking to stamp their ticket back to the Cup Final.
Fansided: Carolina Hurricanes: 3 Keys to Stay Alive in Game 4 vs. Bruins
The Hurricanes actually played a pretty good game. They played their best game of the series, with a vicious forecheck that brought them many chances, but few goals. In the first period, it was all Hurricanes, they were buzzing in the Bruins' zone and choking them, but Tuukka Rask stood tall in net and the Hurricanes didn't take full advantage of their forecheck.
Despite leading 20-6 in shots on goal in the first period, the Hurricanes failed to put one into the back of the net. When the Hurricanes would have room to cut in on Rask, they failed to elevate the puck over Rask's quick pads and failed to screen Rask efficiently enough, when they took shots from a distance.
Fansided: Carolina Hurricanes: 3 Keys to Game 2 Victory Against Boston Bruins
The Carolina Hurricanes are still in this. After a heartbreaking, albeit infuriating, loss in Game 1 Friday night, the Hurricanes are going to return with a vengeance tonight.
Both teams will be coming off of a two-day break, and Bruins' defender Charlie McAvoy will be returning to the lineup tonight after being suspended for one game for a hit laid on Columbus Blue Jackets' winger Josh Anderson in Game 6 of the second round.
The Carolina Hurricanes have every chance to regain neutral standing tonight. Boston will be looking to increase the pressure on the Hurricanes to reproduce their performance from Round 1 in which the Hurricanes eliminated defending Stanley Cup champions, the Washington Capitals.
Boston.com: What the Bruins are doing to frustrate Hurricanes captain Justin Williams
RALEIGH, N.C. -- Hurricanes captain Justin Williams has been through the playoff grind before. But the veteran's frustrations reached an all-time high during the last two games of the Eastern Conference Finals against the Boston Bruins.
Williams, aka Mr. Game 7, went out of character beginning in Game 2 when he retaliated to a Brad Marchand cross-check. The Bruins took a 4-0 lead on a Matt Grzelcyk's goal on the ensuing power play.
That moment served as a microcosm to Carolina's Mother's Day performance at TD Garden. And it prompted a rather unflattering postgame response from Williams inside the visiting locker room.
Stanley Cup of Chowder: Bruins have completely gotten to Carolina Hurricanes captain Justin Williams
The Boston Bruins have pushed the Carolina Hurricanes to the brink of elimination in just three games, but it's pretty clear that Canes captain Justin Williams has already gone over the edge.
And you have to give the Bruins full credit for this.
Look, I'm not trying to say Justin Williams is a bad captain, because that's not true. He's a great leader and has been integral in helping this young group get to where they are now. But with that being said, there's no denying that in the Eastern Conference Final, he has done his team more harm than good.
Fansided: Carolina Hurricanes: 3 Keys to Resetting in Game 3 vs. Bruins
Can the Carolina Hurricanes come home to games 3 and 4 the same way they did against the Washington Capitals? The first two games of the series were not kind to the Hurricanes in either of those two series, but these last two stung worse than the first two of the playoffs.
Game 1 was an iffy game that fans from both the Carolina Hurricanes and Boston Bruins will argue bad officiating, but Game 2 was not close. The Bruins had their way with the Hurricanes almost all night other than the first ten minutes of the first period.
Bruins Daily: What we learned: Bruins weather Hurricanes again in Game 3
RALEIGH, N.C. -- The Boston Bruins needed to weather a storm before finding their legs in Game 3. But the opening surge from the desperate Carolina Hurricanes collided with a brick wall between the pipes.
Tuukka Rask singlehandedly downgraded the Hurricanes surge to a tropical storm after 20 first period saves. The Bruins then went to work to help out their veteran netminder.
Walpole's own Chris Wagner opened the floodgates with his second goal of the postseason just 1:21 into the middle stanza. Brad Marchand added his sixth of the playoffs with a power play tally 5:07 later to give the Bruins some cushion.