Panthers vs Bruins Picks and Prediction – 5/17/2024

By: Cameron Ross |

Last Updated: 05/16/2024 at 11:30 PM ET

Florida Panthers at Boston Bruins 05/17/24 - NHL Picks & Predictions
Game Start: 5/17/2024, 11:00 PM UTC
Latest Odds: FLA -145 ; O/U 5.5

The Boston Bruins will be back on their home ice Friday night for game six of their second round matchup against the Florida Panthers. The Panthers are up by one game in this series after a narrow one goal victory for Boston in game five. Another back and forth affair will take place as each team fights for the victory in game six. For other NHL action see our NHL Picks.

Bruins at Panthers Prediction

This will be the second consecutive elimination game for the Boston Bruins after pulling off the victory in game five. Look for Boston to rely heavily on their home crowd to give them the extra boost. The Bruins are wounded but will do enough Friday night to pull off the home underdog victory to force a Game 7 back in Florida. Final Score Prediction, Boston Bruins win 3-2.

Bruins at Panthers Preview And Odds

Jeremy Swayman was top tier in the net for Boston in game five with a .968 percentage for giving up just one goal and 29 shots in 64 minutes. Charlie McAvoy led the way for the Boston offense with one goal and one assist, while Morgan Geekie chipped in the second goal of the game. Sergei Bobrovsky was off his game for Florida in Game 5 boasting a .929 save percentage after giving up two goals in the loss. Sam Reinhart provided the only spark of the game for the Florida offense with the only goal of the night.

Our Free NHL Pick for Boston Bruins vs Florida Panthers

The Boston Bruins will be on their home ice Friday night with their backs against the wall. Look for Boston to do the work in this game against a good team to keep their year alive. Take the Bruins Friday to do enough to get the home win as the underdog.

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