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Bruins vs Hurricanes Prediction and NHL Playoffs Series Betting Odds

Kicking off the 2022 NHL Playoffs is a highly-anticipated Bruins vs Hurricanes matchup. This is the third playoff meeting between these two teams in the last four seasons. The Hurricanes are the higher seed and will be looking to not only move on, but to find some revenge against a Boston Bruins team who has completely owned them in the recent past.

The Bruins have always been a team that excels in the NHL Playoffs, regardless of how their regular season went. This has been on display against the Carolina Hurricanes in each of their last two playoff meetings, dominating Carolina in both series by winning eight of nine games played dating back to an Eastern Conference Finals sweep in 2018-19.

Let’s take a look at the betting odds and season history for the series, and give our Bruins vs Hurricanes NHL Playoffs prediction.

Bruins vs Hurricanes Prediction and NHL Playoffs Series Betting Odds
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Bruins vs Hurricanes NHL Playoff Series Preview and Stream

NHL Playoffs Round 1
Bruins vs Hurricanes
Date: May 2, 2022
Time: 7:00 PM EST
Venue: TD Garden – Boston, MA / PNC Arena – Raleigh, NC
Coverage: ESPN+

Goaltending:

BOS: Jeremy Swayman (23-14-3/2.41/.914) / Linus Ullmark (26-10-2/2.45/.917) – Split Time Expected

CAR: Frederik Andersen (35-14-3/2.17/.922 – Expected Starter Once Healthy) / Antti Raanta (15-5-4/2.45/.912 – Temporary Starter)

Bruins vs Hurricanes Record | Regular Season History

Though postseason history is clearly on Boston’s side in this Bruins vs Hurricanes NHL Playoff series, there is not one positive sentiment the 2022 Bruins can take out of their regular season clashes with Carolina. In three games, the Hurricanes swept the Bruins in a disastrous fashion, allowing just one goal while scoring a combined sixteen of their own.

Frederik Andersen played well all season but shined no brighter than when playing the Boston Bruins. Allowing just one goal to a team is impressive enough on its own, but to shut them out twice while making 98 saves along the way is truly something special. The Bruins are catching a big-time break by not having to face Andersen between the pipes for at least the first couple of games in this Bruins vs Hurricanes NHL playoff series.

For Boston, it will be a crapshoot as to who to trust in the net. The Bruins countered Andersen with a different goaltender in all three contests this season, including a game by the now-retired Boston Bruins legend Tuukka Rask. No matter who played goalie, the results were the same – a Carolina Hurricanes victory.

Bruins vs Hurricanes NHL Playoff Series Betting Odds

NHL Betting odds for Bruins vs Hurricanes are taken from BetUS Sportsbook.

Moneyline: BOS: (EVEN) | CAR: (-120)
Series Total Games: 5.5 — Over: (-190) | Under: (+145) / 6.5 — Over: (+200) | Under: (-300)
Series Spread: BOS: +1.5 (-250) | CAR: -1.5 (+170) / BOS: -1.5 (+170) | CAR: +1.5 (-250)
Public Betting via Action Network
 BOS: (35%) | CAR: (65%)
Odds to Win Stanley Cup: BOS: (+1600) | CAR: (+1000)

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Bruins vs Hurricanes NHL Playoff Series Keys to Victory

Boston Bruins: The keys to victory in this NHL Playoffs series for the Boston Bruins are quite simple. First, and most importantly, they will need to find a way to put the puck in the net at a higher rate than they have all season. They already have the benefit of facing the Hurricanes’ backup goaltender, but will need to expose his weaknesses and take advantage of all power play opportunities against the best penalty-killing unit in the NHL. Finding some consistency in net and riding it out should also be a top priority for the Boston coaching staff.

Carolina Hurricanes: The Hurricanes are already an elite defensive squad, but they will need to turn it up another notch without Andersen to rely on. Controlling the time of possession and keeping the puck in the offensive zone as much as possible will help them greatly. They will need to win neutral zone battles and keep the opposing shots on goal count to a minimum. They are the best penalty-killing unit in the NHL, at an incredible 88% efficiency, but they should look to stay out of the box as much as possible and not put their special teams to the test more than necessary.


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Bruins vs Hurricanes NHL Playoff Series Prediction

Over bettors look away. This Bruins vs Hurricanes NHL Playoff series is likely not for you. While blowouts were a theme in the regular season, things will likely be much different over the course of this series. Both the Bruins and Hurricanes are great defensive teams and rank in the top four for allowing the fewest shots on goal and goals per game. The Hurricanes have a slight advantage, ranking first in the NHL in both of those categories.

You could blindly bet the under in each game of this Bruins vs Hurricanes NHL Playoff series, and will probably come out ahead. Expect some hard-fought, well-played hockey for likely six or seven games, with the Hurricanes finally exacting sweet revenge and moving on to the next round.

Our NHL betting Bruins vs Hurricanes playoff prediction will be Carolina Hurricanes Series Moneyline at BetUS

Bruins vs Hurricanes Prediction and NHL Playoffs Picks

Carolina Hurricanes – Series ML (-120)

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