Bruins Hope to Avoid Elimination Against Lightning

Lightning Round: Tampa Bay is one win away from the Eastern Conference Finals - Raw Charge

On the brink of elimination, the Boston Bruins will attempt to save their season when they play game 5 against the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Down 3-1, one more loss will remove the Bruins from the playoffs and kick them out of the playoff bubble. Tampa Bay is attempting to reach the Eastern Conference Finals for the first time since 2018. Many believe that the time for Tampa Bay to win a Stanley Cup is now, and their window of opportunity is slowing closing season by season.

※ Current Odds Date & Time: August 31st, 1:00 P.M. (EST)

Online bookmaker William Hill has the Bruins at +105 on the Money Line.

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ウィリアムヒルThe Bruins have been in this position before, however, that isn’t a good thing. Boston is 0-for-24 when trailing a series 3 games to 1. 2020 has already been unpredictable, so can the Bruins come back?Boston is also trying to bounce back from a demoralizing loss. Game 4 ended in a 7-1 loss, crippling the Bruins in this series.

Tampa Bay has done a terrific job on defense. Of Boston’s 8 goals in this series, Krug, Pastrnak, Bergeron, Krejci, and Kase have all combined for a single goal in this series. Meanwhile, the Lightning has scored 16 goals from 8 different players in this series.

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One of the biggest blows to Boston was Rask’s departure from the team. Jaroslav Halak has been mediocre in net, which has not allowed Boston to even attempt to steal a victory from Tampa Bay.

It’s do-or-die time for the Bruins. After being limited to 1 goal during Game 4, will Boston’s offense strike enough times to avoid elimination for one more game?

Tampa Bay’s fanbase is desperate for success and another ECF appearance. Tonight could be the night the Lightning punch their ticket to the third round.

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