Boston Bruins vs. Washington Capitals Pick-Odds-Prediction - 10/11/14
Washington Capitals (0-0-1) at Boston Bruins (1-1-0)
NHL Hockey: Saturday
The Line: Boston Bruins -160 / Washington Capitals +145 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds
The Washington Capitals head to TD Banknorth Garden in search of win number one versus the Boston Bruins.
The Washington Capitals struggled at the offensive end of the ice in a 2-1 shootout loss to visiting Montreal on Thursday. Andre Burakovsky gave the Capitals a 1-0 lead less then seven minutes in but they couldn't solve Canadiens goaltender Dustin Tokarski again as he picked up the win with a 29 save performance. Braden Holtby was solid in the nets for the Caps in the net with 23 stops with Brendan Gallagher beating him in the 5th round of the SO to give the Habs a 2-0 start. Tomas Plekanec sent the game to overtime with his goal at 10:31 of the third.
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The Boston Bruins saw their opportunity at a 2-0 start to the season go by the wayside in a 2-1 defeat at the hands of the Red Wings on Thursday. The Bruins drew first blood on a Patrice Bergeron first period tally but the offense couldn't get the puck past Jimmy Howard again with his 16 stop effort getting the victory. Tuukka Rask absorbed the defeat with 22 saves as Gustav Nyquist and Justin Abdelkader each scored in the second period while Johan Franzen assisted on both tallies. Boston nearly tied things up with Rask pulled for the extra attacker when Brad Marchand hit the post. The Bruins power play went 0-4 as the offense struggled to get the puck on the Detroit net.
The under is 16-5 in the last 21 match ups in Boston and 27-13 in the past 40 meetings so the tends say under but I lean Boston as I wait for goalie confirmations so please check back by the afternoon Saturday...