Carolina Hurricanes vs. Boston Bruins Game 6 Prediction, NHL Odds

Jeremy Perry | Updated May 12, 2022

The Carolina Hurricanes have a chance to wrap up their first-round playoff series against the Bruins when they head to Boston on Thursday for Game 6.

Carolina
54-20-6-2
AT
May 12, 2022, 7:00 PM ET
TD Garden
Boston
51-26-3-2
Puckline +1.5 -243
Moneyline +105
Over / Under o +6

63%

Betting Action

37%

Puckline -1.5 +202
Moneyline -126
Over / Under u +6

63%

Betting Action

37%

After losing to the Boston Bruins in back-to-back games, the Carolina Hurricanes got back to business and dominated in front of their own fans in Game 5. Carolina picked up a strong 5-1 victory, not allowing a single goal until the third period. Everything went their way and they currently hold a 3-2 lead in the series. Will the Hurricanes be able to wrap this series up on the road in Game 6?

The Bruins are -124 favourites to win on the NHL odds, with a total of 6.0.

Hurricanes vs. Bruins NHL Betting Odds

Carolina is currently 9-2 in their last 11 games overall and 7-2 in their past nine when going up against another team from the Eastern Conference. On top of that, they are 22-7 when playing on a Thursday. When it comes to the total, the Hurricanes have watched the over hit with a record of 7-0-1 in their last eight overall. Though it should also be noted that they are just 3-11 in their past 14 matchups in Boston.

As for the Bruins, the home team has won the last five games between these two squads. They have also been 10-3 in their last 13 matchups when allowing more than five goals in their most recent outing. Speaking of the total now, Boston is in the same boat as Carolina. The over is 5-0-1 in their last six games overall.

Carolina Hurricanes

Everybody kept on wondering if the Hurricanes could weather the storm of losing two straight playoff games in this series. After all, they hadn’t lost to the Bruins all year so had Boston figured them out or was it an aberration? It seems like they answered those calls just fine.

Goaltender Antti Raanta stepped back into the starting lineup and finished with 34 saves on the night to solidify their win. Rookie Seth Jarvis had a great game, knocking in two goals to give the Canes plenty of breathing room. It is worth noting though that the road team hasn’t won a single game in this series, which does not paint a strong picture for them moving into Game 6. However, if they are able to play how they just did, then they should have no worries.

Boston Bruins

The Bruins completely choked away their chances to keep this game close when they failed to convert on any of their three power play opportunities. And the three was low considering they had 14 in the previous two contests. In two of their opportunities in Game 5, they saw themselves pick up a penalty of their own to negate the man-advantage. Those are simply mistakes that they can’t be making when wanting to win postseason games – especially when going up against a really talented opponent like Carolina.

One positive from the night was that Boston watched defenseman Charlie McAvoy play more than 25 minutes of the game despite not being expected to get onto the ice at all. McAvoy could help push them to a Game 7 if he truly feels 100 per cent healthy.

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