7:07 pm
April 26

Panthers @ Bruins

Who will WIN this matchup?

Florida Panthers (57-16-6)

@ Boston Bruins (49-25-5)


Starting Goalies:

Sergei Bobrovsky (FLA): Confirmed

Linus Ullmark (BOS): Confirmed


Current odds:

Florida Panthers: (-125)

Boston Bruins: (+105)


The Boston Bruins begin a stretch of three games in four nights to conclude the regular season when they host the Eastern Conference-leading Florida Panthers on Tuesday. Boston (49-25-5, 103 points) returns home for the next two games after sweeping a weekend back-to-back, including Sunday’s 5-3 win in Montreal. Erik Haula and Patrice Bergeron each scored twice, while Jeremy Swayman bounced back from Thursday’s loss in Pittsburgh by turning aside 23 shots to sweep the season series with the Habs.

The win gave the Bruins — who have won four of their last five games — a three-point lead over Washington for the No. 1 wild card position. Haula’s first goal came on a penalty shot attempt that began with him fanning on the puck as he took his first strides.

Charlie McAvoy’s late second-period tally stood as the winner, as the Habs scored a pair in the third to pull within one.

Florida (57-16-6, 120 points) has already clinched the top spot in the conference for the first time ever, but its franchise-record 13-game win streak was snapped in Sunday’s 8-4 loss to Tampa Bay. Sam Reinhart scored twice while goaltender Spencer Knight allowed five of the eight goals on 17 shots as his five-game win streak was snapped.

Reinhart, who leads the Panthers with 15 power play goals, followed Aleksander Barkov, Anthony Duclair and Jonathan Huberdeau to the 30-goal mark.

Brandon Montour and Mason Marchment also scored against Tampa. Montour has goals in back-to-back games after Saturday’s overtime winner against Toronto.

The Panthers, who remain four points ahead of Colorado in the Presidents’ Trophy race, will look to bounce back from their first loss since March 27 in Toronto.

Florida and Boston haven’t met since Oct. 27 and 30 when the Panthers took a 4-1 win and 3-2 shootout loss, respectively.

StreakSmarter Pick
Florida Panthers