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Boston Bruins at Florida Panthers Betting Pick

Game 1 of the best of seven second round series between the Boston Bruins and Florida Panthers will take place on Monday. The Boston Bruins are coming into the second round following their first round overtime win in Game 7. 

The Bruins finished second in the Atlantic Division with their 47-20-15 record on the season. Boston lost their final two games of the regular season, and led in the series against Toronto 3-1 before losing back to back games.

For Florida, they took down the Tampa Bay Lightning in five games. The Panthers led the series 3-0 before Tampa Bay got their first win of the season. The Panthers won their final four games of the regular season to win the Atlanta Division. Florida went 52-24-6 on the season.

The Florida Panthers are -175 over the Boston Bruins in this game. The total is listed at 5.5 goals.

Boston Bruins

It was David Pastrnak who scored the goal to win the game on Saturday over Toronto. The goal came just 1:54 into the first overtime.  The two goals in the game before the overtime came in the final period of the game. Hampus Lindholm scored to tie the game with under 10:00 to go, and then recorded the assist in the game winner.

Pastrnak was incredible all season for Boston. The top scorer recorded 47 goals and 63 assists on the season. Now that the postseason has arrived, he has scored three goals and dished out 2 assists so far. Brad Marchand was second on the team in scoring. After a quick start to the series, with points in the first four games, he has gone without in the last three.

In the win, Jeremy Swayman was the goaltender. He went 4-2 during the series, and on Saturday turned away 30 of the 31 shots at him. Swayman finished the regular season with a 25-10-8 record, and a 2.53 goals against.

Florida Panthers

Florida has not played since their Game 5 win at home over Tampa Bay on April 29th. In that game, they scored 6 goals. In the four wins, the Panthers scored 4.25 goals per game. In the lone loss, the Panthers scored 3. During the regular season, Florida scored 3.23 goals per game, and allowed 2.41. The defense was tied for best in the league.

Florida had a trio of guys in the regular season that did a chunk of the scoring. Sam Reinhart, Matthew Tkachuk and Alexander Barkov led the way. Reinhart had 94 points, while the others had 88 and 80 respectively. In the five game series, Reinhart had thee goals, while Tkachuk scored three goals and dished out 6 assists.

In between the pipes for Florida has been Sergei Bobrovsky. He played in 58 games for the Panthers, and won 36 of them. In the postseason, he has allowed 14 goals though five games started.

Panthers Top Bruins in Game 1

The Florida Panthers are going to win this game at home. Florida is a talented team that is tough to beat in Sunrise. Boston is coming off an emotional game that saw them forced into overtime play against Toronto.

When betting on this game, take the Florida Panthers, and take them via the puckline. We are going to bet the Florida Panthers -1.5 over the Boston Bruins. We have Florida at -1.5 (+160).

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