Hurricanes vs. Bruins - 3/29/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Boston Bruins (37-25-13) at Carolina Hurricanes (28-36-10)
NHL Hockey: Sunday, March 29, 2015 at 5:00 pm (PNC Arena)
The Line: Carolina Hurricanes / Boston Bruins --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: NESN, FSS
The Boston Bruins and Carolina Hurricanes square off Sunday afternoon at the PNC Arena.
The Boston Bruins need a win after losing six of their last seven games. The Bruins are averaging 2.6 goals and have scored nine goals in their last three games. The Boston Bruins have three power play goals in their last three games and have won five of their last seven games when scoring at least three goals. Brad Marchand leads Boston with 22 goals, Patrice Bergeron has 32 assists and Loui Eriksson has 156 shots on goal. Defensively, the Bruins are allowing 2.5 goals and haven’t allowed a power play goal in four of their last five games. Tuukka Rask has allowed 141 goals on 1,803 shots faced and Niklas Svedberg has given up 35 goals on 515 shots.
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The Carolina Hurricanes look for a third straight win for the first time this month. The Hurricanes are averaging 2.3 goals and have scored nine goals in their last three games. The Carolina Hurricanes have two power play goals in their last four games and have won three straight when scoring at least three goals. Eric Staal leads Carolina with 21 goals, Justin Faulk has 32 assists and Elias Lindholm has 156 shots on goal. Defensively, the Hurricanes are allowing 2.7 goals and haven’t allowed a power play goal in four of their last five games. Anton Khudobin has allowed 76 goals on 784 shots faced and Cam Ward has given up 109 goals on 1,227 shots.
The Bruins are 4-12 in their last 16 games playing on 0 days rest and 31-11 in their last 42 vs. Metropolitan. The Hurricanes are 21-47 in their last 68 games playing on 0 days rest and 7-3 in their last 10 vs. Atlantic. The Bruins are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
The Bruins have been flat out awful playing on the end of a back-to-back, and they haven't playing good hockey period as of late. I like the Hurricanes in this spot on their home ice.