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Boston Bruins at Washington Capitals Predictions & Tips - Boston To Draw 1st Blood In Series

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Leigh Copson 14 May 2021
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Boston Bruins at Washington Capitals Predictions & Tips

Boston were beaten here in the regular season finale. They could avenge that loss here.

Unlike Tuesday this game matters and the Bruins could take advantage of the Capitals’ lengthy injury report.

  • Boston Bruins won twice in Washington during the regular season
  • Boston Bruins won 6 of their last 9 regular season games
  • Washington Capitals have 7 players on the injury report
  • Brad Marchand led Boston Bruins with 29 goals in the regular season
  • Brad Marchand scored 7 goals in 7 games vs Washington in the regular season

Head To Head

  • Boston Bruins lead the all-time series 91-77-21
  • Boston Bruins lead the regular season series 82-68-21

Boston Bruins Form & Team News

Boston stumbled at the end of the regular season but did end it in decent form.

The Bruins have won six of the last nine and they did split the regular season series with Washington, winning in DC twice.

John Moore will be absent once again as he deals with a hip injury.

Jakub Zboril, Ondrej Kase and Charlie Coyle are all day-to-day with upper body problems.

Washington Capitals Form & Team News

Washington wrapped up the regular season by winning four of their five games.

They continue to deal with a long list of injuries though.

Henrik Lundqvist (heart), Beck Malenstyn and Michal Kempny (both Achilles) are out indefinitely.

Ilya Samsonov and Evgeny Kuznetsova are both considered day-to-day due to COVID-19.

John Carlson and TJ Oshie are also considered day-to-day as they deal with lower body injuries.

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Boston came up short here on Tuesday but there was little riding on that dead rubber.

This matters and we could see the Bruins turn up the heat to beat an injury-hit Washington team.

Best Bet: Boston Bruins Moneyline @-125.00 at BetMGM - 2 Units
Value Bet: Marchand & Boston To Score 1+ Goals & Win @220.00 at bet365 Sport NJ - 2 Units

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