The Boston Bruins are coming off back-to-back home wins against Carolina and they definitely have the momentum when they visit the Hurricanes in the PNC Arena in Raleigh, NC on May 10, 2022.
- Carolina Hurricanes vs Boston Bruins
- NHL – Eastern Conference Playoffs, Round 1, Game 5
- Date – 10/5/2022
- Starting time – 7 PM ET
- Venue: PNC Arena, Raleigh, NC
Carolina Hurricanes Stats & Form
The Carolina Hurricanes are coming off a great regular season and entered the Playoffs as the best defensive team in the league and a ‘dark horse’ candidate to win the Stanley Cup.
The Hurricanes started the series with back-to-back home wins over the Bruins and it seemed like they will have an easy road to the second round but now things look way different when the series goes back to Raleigh.
Carolina is 54-20-8 overall and 27-8-4 at home. The Hurricanes have a 40-3-6 record in games they score at least three goals.
Sebastian Aho has 37 goals and 44 assists for the Hurricanes. Nino Niederreiter has scored five goals and added three assists over the past 10 games.
The Hurricanes are 8-2-0 in the last 10 games, averaging 4.1 goals, 6.5 assists, 4.9 penalties and 10.3 penalty minutes while giving up 2.6 goals per game.
Carolina Hurricanes News
Jordan Martinook, Frederik Andersen, Antti Raanta and Jake Gardiner will not suit up for the Hurricanes tonight.
Boston Bruins Stats & Form
The Boston Bruins finished the regular season as the sixth seed in the Eastern Conference with a 51-26-5 record.
They took a huge blow losing the opening two games of the series but went back strong to win the next two at home scoring 4.5 goals per game against the Hurricanes that allowed only 2.5 during the season.
Boston has a 24-11-3 record in road games and a 51-26-5 record overall. The Bruins have a 39-6-1 record in games they score at least three goals.
Brad Marchand has 32 goals and 47 assists for the Bruins. Patrice Bergeron has eight goals and seven assists over the last 10 games.
The Bruins are 6-4-0 in the last 10 games, averaging 3.1 goals, five assists, 5.1 penalties and 11.4 penalty minutes while giving up 2.5 goals per game.
Boston Bruins News
Charlie McAvoy, Jakub Zboril and Hampus Lindholm will not play for the Bruins tonight.
Carolina Hurricanes vs Boston Bruins Head-to-Head Stats
Both teams have split the last 10 games but Carolina and the Bruins in the regular season won all three games by a combined score of 16-1.
Seven of the last ten games between these two have ended with over 5.5 goals.
Carolina Hurricanes vs Boston Bruins Betting Odds
The Carolina Hurricanes are slight favourites coming into this game with 108 odds to win while the Bruins are at 187 and 346 odds are set for a draw.
The total goals margin is set at 5.5 with -133 for over and 107 for under.
The Boston Bruins got the confidence of knowing they can compete with the Hurricanes with back-to-back wins after five straight losses including the regular season. Now the series is basically shifted into best of 3 with the next game being scheduled to take place in Carolina. The Bruins’ coach Bruce Cassidy decided to put rookie goalie Jeremy Swayman in the starting lineup and he brought two victories home in Boston.
This has been a weird series in terms of trends, as the over has hit in every game this series and in fact, has hit the last five meetings between these two teams. Also, the home team has won every game in a dominant fashion, so it’s true that home-ice advantage is a big deal between these teams. At the end of the day, the Hurricanes are still the better team and will prove that once again tonight.