Hurricanes vs Bruins Series Expert Predictions

Carolina Hurricanes v Boston Bruins
Carolina Hurricanes v Boston Bruins / Adam Glanzman

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The Carolina Hurricanes and Boston Bruins will square off in a best-of-seven series for the right to represent the Eastern Conference in the Stanley Cup Finals, starting with Game 1 on Thursday night. The Bruins (-170) are favored to take the series, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

As it's always smart to hear what those in the industry have to say before placing a bet, here are some expert predictions for who will win the Prince of Wales Trophy, awarded to the winner of the Eastern Conference.

Hurricanes vs Bruins Series Predictions

The Athletic

Dom Luszczyszyn, of the Athletic, predicts the Bruins will win the series and represent the Eastern Conference in the Stanley Cup Final. He notes that the disparity in special teams between the two teams could be the biggest factor that sees Boston through.

Boston Informer

Featured by the Boston Informer, the team at Hands Down Hockey, predicts Carolina will beat the Bruins in six games. He notes that the Canes are red-hot and that the extra rest they have could be what sees them prevail over Boston.

Puck Prose

Dave Stevenson, of FanSided's Puck Prose, is picking the underdog Hurricanes to take the series in seven games. He points out that Carolina's speed on the ice could be what gets them through to the Stanley Cup Final, as the Bruins' blue line lacks the mobility to effectively limit them.

Overall, two experts are picking a Carolina upset, while one expects the favored Bruins to advance to the Stanley Cup Final.

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