The NHL is set up with another solid night of hockey throughout Wednesday. Five games are up on the board throughout October 27. One of these matchups will be between the Boston Bruins and the Florida Panthers. These two teams have been solid early in this season and will look for a big win in this one. This game will drop the puck at around 7:00 PM Eastern on NHL Network.
Boston has opened up this season with a record of 3-1-0, which has them sitting in fourth place of the Atlantic division. The Bruins have won their last two games and will look to keep it going. Boston had a busy offseason after losing in the second round a season ago. The Bruins will look to put up a statement win on Wednesday night.
The Panthers have put up a record of 6-0-0 to open up the new campaign, which has them in the top spot of the Atlantic division. Florida has been perfect to open up the season after falling in the first round of the playoffs last season. The Panthers will look to stay hot with another big win in this one. I expect Florida to try and carry their momentum into this matchup.
These two teams have been strong throughout the early stages of this season, which should lead to an exciting matchup on Wednesday night. The Bruins will look to move up the standings in the Atlantic, while Florida will look to remain perfect. If either team can control the pace in this one early, it could be enough for the two points.
The following odds are courtesy of BetOnline:
|Boston Bruins||+1 ½ (-215)||+117||Over 5 ½ (-123)|
|Florida Panthers||-1 ½ (+185)||-129||Under 5 ½ (+112)|
|Team Data||Boston Bruins||Florida Panthers|
|Away/ Home Record||1-1-0||4-0-0|
|Goals Per Game||3.50||4.50|
|Goals Per Game Away/ Home||3.50||4.75|
|Save Percentage Away/ Home||.885||.930|
- 91-63 in their last 154 games
- 18-8 in last 26 games after two days rest
- 55-42 in last 97 divisional games
- 31-25 in last 56 games after scoring four or more goals
- 18-9 in last 27 games after non-Conference game
- 81-60 in last 141 games
- 51-33 in last 84 divisional games
- 16-12 in last 28 games after non-Conference game
- 24-22 in last 46 games after winning by two or more
- 42-29 in last 71 games after scoring four or more goals
- 13-9 in last 22 games after winning three in a row
These two teams have not met up since the 2019-20 season. Boston earned a record of 2-0-1 throughout the three meetings in that season. The Bruins have not quite as strong this season, but are still very competitive. If either team can get an early lead in this one, it could be enough for the win.
#NHLBruins morning rushes:
Marchand – Bergeron – Pastrnak
Hall – Studnicka – Coyle
DeBrusk – Haula – Kuhlman
Frederic – Nosek – Lazar/Steen
Grzelcyk – McAvoy
Reilly – Carlo
Forbort – Clifton
— Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) October 27, 2021
The Bruins have been strong on special teams early in this season. Boston has scored on 2 of their 9 power play opportunities, which is a 22.2 percent power play. The Bruins have killed off 12 of their 14 penalties against, which is an 85.7 percent kill rate. Boston is 13th on the power play and 9th on the penalty kill this season.
Florida has also been strong on both sides of special teams this season. The Panthers have capitalized on 5 of their 25 power play chances, which is a 20 percent success rate. Florida has given up 4 power play goals on 27 attempts, which is an 85.2 percent penalty kill. The Panthers are ranked 17th and 11th on special teams.
These two teams have been strong on special teams this season and will look for a big win in this one. Boston has a slight edge on both sides of special teams and will look for the win on Wednesday night. If either team can score a couple of power play goals in this one, it could be enough for the win.
I expect Linus Ullmark to get the start in the net for Boston in this one. Ullmark has earned a record of 2-0-0 through his two starts this season. He has posted a .935 save percentage and a GAA of 2.00 in those matchups. Ullmark’s last start was against the San Jose Sharks. He finished with 23 saves on 26 shots in route to a win.
Sergei Bobrovsky will likely get the nod in the crease for the Panthers on Wednesday night. Bobrovsky has earned a record of 4-0-0 on the season. He has put up a save percentage of .942 and a 1.99 GAA in his outings. Bobrovsky stopped 27 of the 29 shots against him in his last win against the Philadelphia Flyers.
These two goalies have been strong to open up this season and will look for a big win in this matchup. Ullmark has only played a couple times this season, but will look to keep it up. Bobrovsky has picked up his play for Florida early in this season. If either goalie can come out hot in this one, it could be enough for the win.
The Bruins have been the stronger team the last couple of seasons and will have a good chance to knock off Florida on Wednesday night. Boston has picked up their play in their last couple of games and could keep it going in this one. The Panthers have been great early, but they will eventually lose one. I think that the Bruins could be the team to knock off Florida.
BetOnline has the Panthers listed as a -129 against the money line in this one. This implies that Florida will win this game around 56.3 percent of the time. I think that this line should be closer to even with both teams having strong starts. As underdogs in this one, I really like the value on Boston to pull off the upset on the road.