NHL Finals Preview – Game 1 – St Louis Blues at Boston Bruins

The St. Louis Blues battle the Boston Bruins in Game 1 at the TD Garden on Monday, May 27. St. Louis Blues (+125) at Boston Bruins (-155), 8:00 p.m. ET, NBC NHL Free Pick: Boston Bruins -155 The St. Louis Blues stopped the San Jose Sharks 5-1 at home in Game 6 on May 21. By winning Game 6, the Blues won the series and begin their quest for the Stanley Cup on Monday, May 27. The first game takes [...]

Stanley Cup Playoffs: Bruins Seek Sweep in Carolina

Boston Bruins (-110) at Carolina Hurricanes (-105), 8 p.m. ET, NBCSN The Boston Bruins can close out a sweep of the Carolina Hurricanes on Thursday to earn a spot in the Stanley Cup Finals. Will Carolina use home ice advantage to extend the series? NHL Free Pick: Boston Bruins Analysis The Bruins dominated Carolina in Boston, and the Hurricanes played much better in Game 3 but still went down 2-1 on their home ice. Not only has Boston win its [...]

Stanley Cup Playoffs: Bruins at Hurricanes, Game 3

Boston Bruins (+105) at Carolina Hurricanes (-120), 8 p.m. ET, NBCSN The Carolina Hurricanes and Boston Bruins battle it out on the PNC Arena ice in Raleigh for Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Final on Tuesday. Check out BetAmerica’s analysis of the matchup, along with a free pick below! NHL Free Pick: Boston Bruins +105 Analysis The Carolina Hurricanes look to cut into Boston’s two-game series lead. The oddsmakers believe the Hurricanes have a shot, listing them as -120 [...]

Stanley Cup Playoffs: Hurricanes at Bruins in Game 2

The Carolina Hurricanes and Boston Bruins hit the TD Garden ice in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Final on Sunday, May 12. Check out odds, analysis, and a free pick below! Carolina Hurricanes (+130) at Boston Bruins (-160) 3 p.m. ET, NBC Carolina had a six-game win streak heading into the Eastern Conference Final. In Game 1, Boston ended the Hurricanes' run with an impressive 5-2 win. Although it was a bad loss, there is a silver lining for [...]

Stanley Cup Playoffs: Bruins, Hurricanes Set for Game 1

After some Game 7 drama on the other side of the Stanley Cup Playoffs bracket, the Carolina Hurricanes and Boston Bruins hit the TD Garden ice for Game 1 of Eastern Conference Finals on Thursday. Carolina Hurricanes (+130) at Boston Bruins (-150), 8 p.m. ET, NBCSN The Hurricanes have won six straight games, following a sweep of the New York Islanders, and haven't lost since Game 5 in the first round against the Washington Capitals on April 20. Plenty of [...]

Stanley Cup Playoffs: Second Round Full of Intrigue

The wildness that marked the first round of the NHL playoffs has calmed a little in the second, but it has been very tight, with only one series not square after four games. There is a very real prospect that the Eastern Conference Finals will be between the teams that had the seventh- and eighth-best regular season records in the conference. The eighth-placed Carolina Hurricanes have a 3-0 advantage over the New York Islanders, while the seventh-placed Columbus Blue Jackets [...]

Stanley Cup Playoffs: Wednesday NHL Preview

Game 3 of the Islanders-Hurricanes series and Game 4 of the Blues-Stars series take place Wednesday night. Both Carolina and St. Louis will look to take commanding leads. New York Islanders (+115) at Carolina Hurricanes (-135), 7 p.m. ET, NBCSN Game 3 is a must win for the Islanders. Down 2-0 in the series, New York outshot Carolina 27-18 in Game 2, but couldn't get the puck past Carolina goaltender Petr Mrazek more than once in a 2-1 loss Sunday. [...]

Stanley Cup Playoffs: Friday Night NHL Preview

The second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs heats up Friday night with two matchups. the Carolina Hurricanes hit the road to take on the New York Islanders, while the San Jose Sharks host the Colorado Avalanche. Carolina Hurricanes (+115) at New York Islanders (-140), 7 p.m. ET, NBCSN The Hurricanes not only came back from a 2-0 series deficit to take down the defending champion Washington Capitals in seven games, but also rallied in Game 7 itself. Down 3-1 [...]

Stanley Cup Playoffs: Hurricanes and Capitals Meet in Game 7

After two thrilling Game 7 NHL matchups Tuesday, the Carolina Hurricanes and Washington Capitals will square off for a third Wednesday. Carolina Hurricanes (+125) at Washington Capitals (-150), 7:30 p.m. ET, NBCSN This first-round series has followed a specific pattern. The home team has won every game. How can the Hurricanes break the home-ice advantage pattern? Carolina appears to be most effective when they're the aggressor. The Hurricanes will want to try and overwhelm Washington goalie Braden Holtby with shots the [...]

Stanley Cup Playoffs: Monday NHL Preview

In a pair of Game 6 matchups Monday, the defending champion Washington Capitals battle the Carolina Hurricanes on the road, while the Dallas Stars host the Nashville Predators. Washington Capitals (+105) at Carolina Hurricanes (-120), 7 p.m. ET After jumping out to a 2-0 series lead, it appeared Washington was headed for a sweep, but now the Caps are in a tough fight. The Hurricanes bounced back with 5-0 and 2-1 victories, but Washington ripped away momentum with a 6-0 [...]