In an Eastern Conference division crossover showdown, the Boston Bruins will head to Raleigh to face the Carolina Hurricanes in the first round of the 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs. The Canes finished the season on top of the Metropolitan Division, while the Bruins finished fourth in the Atlantic and qualified via the wild card slot.
Bruins vs. Hurricanes odds from DraftKings Sportsbook
The Pick: Carolina -115
The Hurricanes are one of the best teams in the East, and are playing their best hockey at the right time, but the only reason this is nearly an even series is the health of Hurricanes goalie Frederik Andersen. But his backup and Antti Raanta is also very solid (2.45 GAA, .912 save percentage), and the Canes allowed a league-low 202 goals this season. It’s better if Andersen is back there, but the Canes should win this series either way.
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