In our NHL predictions for Thursday, May 12, we’re taking a closer look at Game 6 of the 2022 Stanley Cup Eastern Conference first-round series between Carolina and Boston to get you the best Hurricanes vs Bruins betting pick and odds. The Canes are one step away from the second round. They open as +105 moneyline underdogs for Thursday’s clash at TD Garden in Boston, while the Bruins are -125 home favorites.
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Hurricanes vs Bruins Betting Pick
This game will be played at TD Garden at 7:00 PM ET on Thursday, May 12, 2022.
Why Bet The Hurricanes:
✅ The Carolina Hurricanes are missing Frederik Andersen due to a lower-body injury, but Antti Raanta should help the team to overcome the absence of its first-choice goaltender. Raanta is 2-1-0 with a 1.96 GAA and .942 save percentage this postseason. He missed Game 3 due to an injury, and after yielding four goals in Game 4, Raanta posted 33 saves in a 5-1 victory in Game 5. The 32-year-old netminder went 15-5-4 with a 2.45 GAA and .912 save percentage this past regular season.
✅ The Canes have allowed nine goals in their previous two visits to TD Garden. Over three home outings in this series, Carolina has yielded only four goals. The Canes had the lowest-scoring defense in the NHL in 2021-22, surrendering 2.44 goals per game. They also owned the best penalty-killing percentage in the league (88.0%).
✅ Carolina can score as well. The Hurricanes were tallying 3.38 goals per contest in the regular season (9th in the NHL) on a 9.9 shooting percentage (13th). Sebastian Aho was leading the way with 37 goals and 44 assists, and the 24-year-old budding star has two goals and three dishes in this series. Defensemen Tony DeAngelo and Jaccob Slavin have combined for three goals, ten assists, and a plus-14 net rating over the previous five games.
The Hurricanes dominated the Bruins in Game 5, grabbing an early lead with a couple of first-period goals. Seth Jarvis scored the next two goals for Carolina to make it 4-0, and the Bruins couldn’t find the back of the net until it was too late.
The Canes outshot Boston 38-34 and converted two of their five power-play opportunities. They also recorded a whopping 22 takeaways.
The Bruins have allowed five goals in each of their three road contests against the Canes in this series. After winning Games 3 and 4 on the home ice, Boston fell apart in Game 5 last Tuesday.
Brad Marchand leads the way for the Bruins with three goals and six assists over the previous five tilts. Jeremy Swayman is 2-1-0 with a 2.69 GAA and .911 save percentage. He surrendered four goals on 37 shots in Game 5.