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Boston Bruins Odds
The Boston Bruins hope to stave off elimination Monday when they play Game 5 of their best-of-seven Eastern Conference second-round series against the Tampa Bay Lightning in Toronto.
Jake DeBrusk scored in the third period of Saturday’s 3-1 setback to Tampa Bay, marking Boston’s third straight loss since posting a 3-2 victory in the series opener. David Pastrnak saw his five-game point streak (two goals, seven assists) come to a halt on Saturday while Brad Marchand was held off the scoresheet for the first time this series after erupting for five points (four goals, one assist) in the previous three contests.
A 3-1 series deficit has proven insurmountable for the Bruins, who are 0-for-23 all-time in that situation.
Tampa Bay Lightning Odds
The Tampa Bay Lightning can punch their ticket to the Eastern Conference finals with a victory against the Boston Bruins in Game 5 on Monday in Toronto.
Ondrej Palat extended his goal-scoring streak to three games by tallying twice in Saturday’s 3-1 victory, giving Tampa Bay a 3-1 lead in the best-of-seven second-round series. Palat is one game shy of matching the longest goal-scoring streak in franchise postseason history, shared by current captain Steven Stamkos (2015, 2018), Vincent Lecavalier (2007) and Hall of Famer Martin St. Louis (2003).
Brayden Point set up Palat’s first-period goal on Saturday to extend his point streak to five games (two goals, seven assists).