Eastern Conference Round 3 Series Bets: NHL Tips and Predictions

Adam Boothe

Tuesday, May 7, 2019 5:25 PM UTC

Tuesday, May. 7, 2019 5:25 PM UTC

The final two Eastern contenders have emerged and they could not be more different from one another – let's break it down!

<p>[/]{"component": "embedHTML", "code": "&lt;blockquote class=\"twitter-tweet\" data-lang=\"en\"&gt;&lt;p lang=\"en\" dir=\"ltr\"&gt;Most postseason shutouts in &lt;a href=\"https://twitter.com/hashtag/NHLBruins?src=hash&amp;amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\"&gt;#NHLBruins&lt;/a&gt; history: &lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Gerry Cheevers | 8&lt;a href=\"https://twitter.com/tuukkarask?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\"&gt;@tuukkarask&lt;/a&gt; | 6&lt;br /&gt;Tim Thomas | 6&lt;br /&gt;Tiny Thompson | 6 &lt;a href=\"https://t.co/zPtaNi8Thf\"&gt;pic.twitter.com/zPtaNi8Thf&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt;— Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) &lt;a href=\"https://twitter.com/NHLBruins/status/1125758431791546369?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\"&gt;May 7, 2019&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/blockquote&gt;\n&lt;script async src=\"https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js\" charset=\"utf-8\"&gt;&lt;/script&gt;\n"}[/]</p><p></p><h2><span style="font-size:28px;">Boston Bruins v Carolina Hurricanes</span></h2><p></p><p><strong><span style="font-size:29.7px;"><span style="font-size:28px;">Eastern Conference Round 3 Series<br /><a href="https://www.oddsmarket.com/hockey/us/national-hockey-league/">Click here for all NHL Series Odds </a></span></span></strong></p><p>Since early in the season Brindamour's Hurricanes have embraced the 'its fun' philosophy and it's helped to bring a winning season to the club and rowdy arena to Raleigh once more. It's been 10 years since the Canes reached the ECF which is also the last time they made the playoffs. It seems to be a trend that they have not made the playoffs often, but they make the most of it when they do; reaching the conference finals in four of six showings and the Stanley Cup two of those times. After a gruelling 7 game series against the defending champs, they swept Barry Trotz New York Islanders. Carolina has mobile, puck-moving defence-men. They have speed up front and clutch players scoring big goals. The first three games of the series were incredibly contested. However when push came to shove the Isles struggled to put pucks past the duo of Mrazek and then 'backup' McElhinney. The Canes are not incredibly defensive. Their success comes from attacking in waves regardless of which line is on the ice.</p><p>After going down 2-1 to the underdog Blue Jackets, the Bruins stormed back taking three straight. Through those final three victories they allowed one goal with the exception of a careless four minute stretch in game five that saw Columbus pot three in quick succession. However holding the Jackets scoreless for seven of nine periods during that time is no easy feat, considering the way they had been shooting coming into the series. The Bruins have been consistently in Stanley Cup discussions over the past decade due to the balance of the roster core while adding depth at most positions. We're seeing those pieces grind-out wins even though its often on the back foot and far from pretty. Price-wise we are seeing a similar line against the Canes as we saw versus the Blue Jackets. I expect the series to run like it did against the Jackets, however I still don't like the line. So I will be looking for an early 1-0 from Carolina or perhaps a 1-1 split heading home.</p><p></p><h2>Conclusion</h2><p></p><p> </p><p>Both Canes and Bruins have been down 2-1 and 3-2 this post-season, so my best advice is to exercise patience and jump in on the series for either team at a better price.</p><p> </p>
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