Boston outshot and eventually overpowered the NY Rangers, but scrapping a narrow margin victory at home is not what the Bruins had in mind. The visitors are famous for their ability to block a high number of shots, and if the hosts are to extend their lead to 2-0 they need to get more physical.
Odds: Unibet 2.15
Everyone thought that Boston will cruise to an easy victory in the opening series against Toronto, but the Bruins barely advanced to the next stage. The seven games played against New York Rangers are going to be much more difficult and the hosts can’t afford to lose either of the games played in Boston. Lundqvist is one of the best goalkeepers in the National Hockey League and definitely one of the most experienced ones in postseason, which explains why the visitors were unimpressed by the avalanche of shots sent at his net by the Bruins.
Zdeno Chara and Brad Marchard were the two players that made it possible for Boston to win the opening game, as the two skaters contributed to two critical games. Zdeno was the first to score in the match, while Brad assisted Torey Krug in tying the Rangers and eventually scored the winning goal in overtime. The hosts can consider themselves lucky that the game was not settled at shootouts, because by this point it is only fair to assume that Lundqvist and the New York Rangers are favorites to win.
Luck favors the bold but the hosts can’t afford to push it too much, and need to start winning games in regulation time. The odds for this outcome to occur are 2.15 with Unibet, good enough for punters who have confidence in Boston’s chances of winning the Stanley Cup.