Bruins vs. Canadiens - 10/10/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Montreal Canadiens (1-0-0) at Boston Bruins (0-1-0)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, October 10, 2015 at 7:00 pm (TD Garden)
The Line: Boston Bruins +104 / Montreal Canadiens -115 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds
TV: NESN, NHL
The Montreal Canadiens and Boston Bruins meet early Saturday night at the TD Garden.
The Montreal Canadiens won their season opener Wednesday, 3-1, over the Toronto Maple Leafs. The Montreal Canadiens are sixth in the league with an average of three goals per game and have yet to score on a power play this season. Max Pacioretty leads Montreal with two goals, P.K. Subban has three assists and Tomas Plekanec has six shots on goal. Defensively, the Canadiens are allowing one goal per game and are killing 66.7 percent of their power play chances. Carey Price has allowed one goal on 37 shot attempts. The Canadiens have won six of their last 10 regular season road games.
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The Boston Bruins lost their season opener to the Winnipeg Jets on Thursday, 6-2. The Boston Bruins are 12th in the league with an average of two goals per game and have yet to score a power play goal. David Krejci has one of Boston’s two goals, Matt Beleskey has an assist and Loui Eriksson has five shots on goal. Defensively, the Boston Bruins are allowing six goals per game and have yet to kill a power play this season. Tuukka Rask has allowed five goals on 31 shots faced and has allowed 11 goals in his last three regular season games. Zdeno Chara is questionable with an upper-body injury.
The Canadiens are 7-1 in their last 8 vs. a team with a losing record and 0-6 in their last 6 games playing on 2 days rest. The Bruins are 4-1 in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest and 0-4 in their last 4 overall. The Canadiens are 8-2 in the last 10 meetings in Boston and 6-0 in the last 6 meetings overall.
The Bruins looked awful in their season opener and have not beaten the Canadiens since May of 2014. Montreal has owned Boston as of late and judging the way both teams played their opening match, there's only one play in my eyes.