Florida Panthers vs Boston Bruins 4-17-23 Odds, Prediction and Analysis

Florida Panthers vs Boston Bruins 4/17/23 – Game One of the Stanley Cup Playoffs begins tonight as Florida Panthers host Boston Bruins for Game 1. The Panthers finished the regular season at 42-32-8 and secured the final playoff berth in the Eastern Conference. The Bruins earned their second Presidents’ Trophy of all-time by posting an outstanding 65-12-5 record that not only led the league but also set a mark in league history. The Panthers look to capture an upset on the road while the Bruins hope to make an early statement in Game One, according to NHL online experts.

Florida Panthers vs Boston Bruins

Date & Time: Monday, April 17, 2023 at 7:30 PM ET

Location: TD Garden Boston, MA


Florida Panthers vs Boston Bruins 4/17/23 Betting Odds


Moneyline: +192

Puckline: +1.5 (-150)

Total: 6 over (-117)


Moneyline: -214

Puckline: -1.5 (+130)

Total: 6 under (+106)

Florida Panthers vs Boston Bruins Analysis

After their recent 6-4 loss to the Hurricanes, Florida Panthers will look forward to better times on the ice. Although they suffered in that matchup, Florida had an outstanding offensive output; 4 of their 34 shots on goal found their mark. Furthermore, two power play attempts failed without success, leading them to accumulate 20 penalty minutes during that game. While playing at even strength, Florida Panthers opponents scored 202 goals while notching 225 of their own. Florida has taken 291 power play opportunities which resulted in 70 goals scored against them; goal scoring wise, Florida earned 288 goals this campaign while giving up 272. They’ve taken 3,019 shots for an estimated shot percentage of 9.5%. Florida Panthers currently boast 92 points with their points percentage coming in at 0.561. They have had 2,603 shots against them with an overall save percentage of 0.896, while taking advantage of 276 power play opportunities during which 63 goals were scored; earning them an impressive strike rate of 22.83%. Alex Lyon will serve as goaltender in this matchup. Over his NHL career, Lyon has played 39 games with an overall win/loss mark of 16-11-5; starting 31 times.

Last time out, Boston Bruins played Montreal and won by a score of 5-4. Out of 21 shots on goal pursued by them, 5 goals were netted; unfortunately they had six power play opportunities but couldn’t capitalize. So far this season, the Boston Bruins have scored 301 goals and 135 points with an 0.823 points percentage. Their opponents have managed to score 174 goals against them at even strength as well as 36 while having less men on the ice; yet the Bruins themselves have scored 239 even strength goals and 62 while having an edge with their power play advantage. Boston currently have 279 opportunities on the power play and have amassed a power play percentage of 22.22%. They have attempted 2,703 shots with an overall shot percentage of 11.14, allowing only 2,447 for rival teams. They boast an 87.28% penalty kill rate on opposing 283 power play opportunities while their save percentage stands at 92.9%. Linus Ullmark can usually be seen manning the net. With 5,627 saves out of 6,122 shots taken and a save percentage of 0.919.

Florida Panthers vs Boston Bruins Against the Spread

Florida are 6-2 SU in their last 8 games. Florida are 3-6 SU in their last 9 games against Boston. Florida are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games on the road. Florida are 4-16 SU in their last 20 games when playing on the road against Boston.

The total has gone OVER in 5 of Boston’s last 7 games. Boston are 8-0 SU in their last 8 games. The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston’s last 5 games against Florida. The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Boston’s last 10 games at home. Boston are 16-4 SU in their last 20 games when playing at home against Florida.

Florida Panthers vs Boston Bruins Free Pick

The Panthers hope to pull off an upset in Game One against the Bruins, who have been dominant all season and look poised to dominate from its outset. NHL betting lines indicate Boston should claim victory at home on Monday in their series against Florida.

Free Pick: Boston Bruins -1.5 (+130)