Boston vs Carolina: how will the match go?
14/08/2020, 00:00 GTM
The first match of the series ended in a draw with a score of 3:3. Both teams scored invariably in each period, but today we are expecting a drier confrontation.
“Boston” was able to break a streak of three defeats only in the first match with “Carolina”. Before that, the team had absolutely nothing to do in the attack and it could not score more than two goals per game. Note that the Bruins were clearly not in the best shape for the playoffs, so it will be incredibly difficult for them to go far down the grid.
The duel with Hurricanes was played well by David Pasternyak, who provided a puck and an assist. Bruce Cassidy's team neutralized the opponent's attempts to excel and spent most of the time in the zone. We emphasize that Tukka Rask reflected 25 out of 28 shots in aggregate and also looked great.
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“Carolina” can be commended for playing great in the minority and being able to hold back the opponent's onslaught four times when playing in unequal compositions. Moreover, they even scored the puck, namely Brock McGinn distinguished himself, who converted the exit. Note that this defeat was the first for the team in the playoffs, because in the last series it easily dealt with the Rangers with a score of 3:0, scoring 11 goals in three games.
The Hurricanes have no problems with performance, but they will certainly try to give Boston as little space as possible in their own zone in upcoming meetings. In principle, playing on defense can bring positive results to the Brindamore squad.
"Boston" had a good first meeting and mostly acted as number one, so in this case, in the second meeting, we do not expect a lot of goals. The Bruins have a good defense and can again hold back the Carolina's onslaught, thereby doubling their advantage in the series.
Our forecast is total under 5.5 goals for 1.75 in 1xBet.
We also bet on Boston to win with the Asian handicap (0) with odds 1.72
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