It wasn’t close on the scoreboard in match two, and it wasn’t about the ice, since the Bruins dominated ice. The B’s scored the game’s first six goals and cruised to possibly their simplest win of the post season.
Bruins vs Hurricanes Stanley Cup Betting Evaluation The Bruins took two of three matches from the Hurricanes during the regular season. Two out of those three games have been decided by one game (such as an overtime game) another, a two-goal game.
Dating back into the 2016 season, the Hurricanes are 3-2 on home ice against the Bruins, while the home team within this head-to-head series is 9-2 in the last 11 games.
Additionally, the over continues to be in play when these two teams get together going 8-1-1 from the last ten meetings, such as an over complete in games one and two. Lifetime that the over is 23-9-5 at the last 37 games in Carolina.
The Bruins were tails and head the greater of the 2 teams in games two and one in all facets, but none besides goaltending and the stellar play of Tuukka Rask.
Rask and the Bruins input game three to a five-game winning streak this post season and the puckstoppers numbers are Conn Smythe-like. His playoff save percentage is tops in the league at .937 which includes stopping 50-of-54 shots against the Hurricanes at the first two games.
The defence was very strong at the ends of the rink on Sunday afternoon. To begin with, they only let the Canes a grand total of 23 shots on goal. Then, at the other end of the racket contributed with three objectives (Matt Grzelcyk, 2 objectives, Connor Clifton, 1 target ) or 50 percent of the total scoring for the game.
Of note, the Bruins power-play has also been crucial to this show going four-for-seven with the man advantage. Brad Marchand leads the NHL in power-play points with 10.
The Hurricanes has to be thinking to themselves — what is happening in this set? After removing the defending Stanley Cup champs in seven games, then crossing the Islanders in four, they have hit their main bump in the road.
Petr Mrazek doesn’t look like the same goaltender he was during the first two rounds because he fought from the first two games. Mrazek has allowed 10 goals on 52 shots to get a save percentage of .807 in games one and two. Even though it hasn’t been verified at press time, Head Coach Rod Brind’Amour might need to consider backup Curtis McElhinney. To his credit, McElhinney was spectacular 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 fallen asleep as of late. In the last four phases of play, the Hurricanes have just managed 29 shots on target.
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