It wasn’t near the scoreboard in match two, and it was not on the ice, since the Bruins dominated home ice. The B’s scored the game’s first six goals and cruised to their simplest win of the post season.
Bruins vs Hurricanes Stanley Cup Betting Evaluation The Bruins took two of three games from the Hurricanes during the normal season. Two out of those three games were decided by one game (including an overtime game) another, a two-goal game.
Dating back into the 2016 year, the Hurricanes are 3-2 on home ice against the Bruins, while the home team in this head-to-head series is 9-2 in the previous 11 games.
Also, the over continues to be in drama when these two teams get together going 8-1-1 from the past ten meetings, such as an over total in games one and two. Lifetime the over is 23-9-5 at the last 37 matches in Carolina.
The Bruins were tails and head the better of the two teams in games two and one in most aspects, but none more than goaltending and the stellar play of Tuukka Rask.
Rask and the Bruins input game three to a five-game winning series this post season and also the puckstoppers figures are Conn Smythe-like. His playoff spare percentage is tops in the league at .937 including stopping 50-of-54 shots against the Hurricanes at the first two matches.
The defence was very solid at both ends of the rink on Sunday afternoon. First, they only allowed the Canes a grand total of 23 shots on target. Afterward, at the opposite end of the racket contributed with three objectives (Matt Grzelcyk, 2 goals, Connor Clifton, 1 goal) or 50 percent of their total scoring for your game.
Obviously, the Bruins power-play has also been key for this show going four-for-seven with the man advantage. Brad Marchand directs the NHL in power-play points with 10.
The Hurricanes must be thinking to themselves — what is happening in this set? After eliminating the defending Stanley Cup champs in seven games, then sweeping the Islanders in four, they’ve hit their biggest bump in the road.
Petr Mrazek doesn’t look like the exact same goaltender that he was during the first two rounds because he fought from the first two matches. Mrazek has allowed 10 goals on 52 shots for a save percentage of .807 in games one and two. Although it has not been verified at press time, Head Coach Rod Brind’Amour might need to think about back-up Curtis McElhinney. To his credit, McElhinney was magnificent in the previous series versus the Islanders posting a save percentage of .947.
They’ll be on the lookout for a hero in game three as the offence has dropped asleep as of late. In the last four periods of play, the Hurricanes have only managed 29 shots on target.