In the most exciting playoff series in the Eastern Conference of the NHL, the Bruins and the Canadiens are tied at two games apiece with game five looming large on Saturday night in Boston. The pivotal game five will be played in front of the raucous crowd at the TD Garden, where Boston has thrived this season. The teams have traded wins in this series, but we like Boston to win a second straight game as they take the 3-2 lead in the series.
Bruins prepared to take 3-2 series lead at home
Boston knows what it takes to win a Stanley Cup in today’s NHL. Do they have what it takes this season? We believe so, which is why we like them to win game five at home against Montreal. The Bruins will need another dominating effort on defense in order to win game five and take the 3-2 series lead over the Canadiens. They won game four to tie the series at two by a score of 1-0 in overtime.
Canadiens know it is their turn for a win
Montreal won game one, lost game two, won game three and lost game four. This means, if the pattern holds, the Canadiens are due for a win in game five. If so, they would take the lead in the series as it moves back to Montreal. Can the Canadiens stick to the series pattern and pull-off another win on the road? Only time will tell, but we do not think they have enough left in the tank to make it happen tonight.
We check the online sportsbook found at SportsBetting.ag for tonight’s odds between the Bruins and the Canadiens from Boston. Here, the Bruins are favored with a line of -1.5 (+160). We will bet 15 percent of our bankroll on Boston as we lay the line for their game five victory and a 3-2 lead in the series.