Bruins vs. Panthers Stanley Cup Playoffs Round 2 Lines

Boston Bruins 2024 Stanley Cup Playoffs Betting

Boston Bruins 2024 Stanley Cup Odds

One year ago, the Boston Bruins achieved the greatest regular season in NHL history. However, two weeks later the Bruins were humiliated in an upset for the ages. The 8-seed Florida Panthers shocked the B’s in a 7-game opening round shocker and went on to the Stanley Cup Final. Boston has not yet been able to live that down. But after escaping a high-wire experience in their first round win over the Toronto Maple Leafs, the Bruins will be tougher and sharper as they seek revenge against a quality Florida team.

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Boston Bruins Team Overview

This year, the Boston Bruins are 47-20-15 straight up and 35-44-3 over/under the total. Also, Boston is 4th in the Eastern Conference playoff standings. Boston is five points behind the New York Rangers in the Eastern Conference Playoff race. Late on, Boston has covered five out of their last eight games. While the Bruins have gone under the total in eight of its previous nine matchups.

Boston has NHL rankings of 14th for goals scored and 13th for power play efficiency. In comparison, on defense, the Bruins have NHL rankings of 6th for goals against and 7th for penalty killing.

So far in the playoffs, LW Brad Marchand leads Boston with three goals, five assists, eight points, and a +1. RTW David Pastrnak adds three goals, two assists, five points, and a +0. Pasta scored the game-winning overtime goal in game seven against Toronto. G Jeremy Swayman has a 1.50 goals against average, a .950 save percentage, and a 4-2 record.

Florida Panthers Team Overview

This season, the Florida Panthers are 52-24-6 straight up and 30-49 over/under the total. Also, Florida is 3rd in the Eastern Conference playoff standings. Florida is four points behind the New York Ranger in the Eastern Conference playoff race. Late on, Florida has covered five out of their last six games. At the same time, the Panthers have gone over the total in one of its previous six matchups.

Florida has NHL rankings of 12th for goals scored and 8th for power play efficiency. In comparison, on defense, the Panthers have NHL rankings of 1st for goals against and 6th for penalty killing.

So far in the playoffs, C Carter Verhaeghe leads the Panthers with five goals, four assists, nine points, and a +7. LW Matthew Tkachuk adds three goals, six assists, and a +4. G Sergei Bobrovsky has a 2.78 goals against average, a .896 save percentage, and a 4-1 record.

Season-by-Season Record (Last 6)

SEASON GAMES WINS LOSSES FINISH PLAYOFFS
2023-24 82 47 20 2nd, Atlantic TBD
2022–23 82 49 24 1st, Atlantic Lost in First Round, 3–4 (Panthers)
2021–22 70 44 14 4th, Atlantic Lost in First Round, 3–4 (Hurricanes)
2020–21 56 33 16 3rd, East Lost in Second Round, 2–4 (Islanders)
2019–20 82 51 26 1st, Atlantic Lost in Second Round, 1–4 (Lightning)
2018–19 82 65 12 2nd, Atlantic Lost in Stanley Cup Finals, 3–4 (Blues)
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Boston Bruins History

Founded in 1924, the Bruins are one of the NHL’s so-called Original Six franchises. Boston has a total of six Stanley Cup championships in its history. Their most recent Cup championship was in 2011.

The franchise's Glory Years coincided with the emergence of Hall of Fame defenseman Bobby Orr in the late 1960s. Those Big Bad Bruins featured stars such as Phil Esposito, Derek Sanderson, and Gerry Cheevers and won Stanley Cup championships in 1970 and 1972 while being in the hunt every season. Esposito reflects on that time and ruefully says that the Bruins should have won several more Stanley Cup championships. Boston was certainly loaded and one of the most complete teams in NHL history. In those days, the Bruins owned the town, which may have gone to their heads. Esposito admits to many extracurricular activities by the Big Bad Bruins that were not conducive to winning championships.

Following that glamour era, famous NHL TV commentator Don Cherry coached the Bruins from 1974 through 1979. The Don Cherry Bruins were more of a lunch-bucket team of grinders. Orr and Esposito were gone by 1976, but Cherry posted records comparable to the Big Bad Bruins. However, the Cherry-era Bruins never had a finishing scorer like Esposito or Orr, and they lacked the clutch goaltending of Cheevers.

The 2011 Bruins were a surprise Stanley Cup champion of drones and goaltender Tim Thomas, which was indicative of that era’s style of heavy hockey.

In 2019 the Bruins made the Stanley Cup Final against the St. Louis Blues. Boston hosted the seventh and deciding game but was dominated in a 4-1 loss that still haunts the team. Boston was the closest to winning the Stanley Cup in the Bruce Cassidy era.
New head coach Jim Montgomery will try and pick the Stanley Cup lock from now on.

NHL Teams

Eastern Conference - Atlantic

Eastern Conference - Metropolitan

Western Conference - Central

Western Conference - Pacific

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