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Bruins vs. Blackhawks - 3/3/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Chicago Blackhawks (39-20-5) at Boston Bruins (35-23-6)

NHL Hockey: Thursday, March 3, 2016 at 7:00 pm (TD Garden)

The Line: Boston Bruins -115 / Chicago Blackhawks -105 --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: CSNC, NESN, TVA

The Chicago Blackhawks and Boston Bruins square off Thursday night at the TD Garden.

The Chicago Blackhawks look for consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The Chicago Blackhawks are averaging 2.8 goals per game and are scoring on 22.6 percent of their power plays. Patrick Kane leads Chicago with 36 goals, Artemi Panarin has 35 assists and Jonathan Toews has 144 shots on goal. Defensively, the Chicago Blackhawks are allowing 2.4 goals per game and are killing 79.4 percent of their power play chances. Corey Crawford has allowed 112 goals on 1,551 shots faced and Scott Darling has given up 35 goals on 421 shots. Crawford has allowed eight goals in his last three games.

Bruins vs. Blackhawks - 3/3/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Boston Bruins look to stay hot after winning seven of their last 11 games. The Boston Bruins are averaging three goals per game and are scoring on 21.4 percent of their power plays. Brad Marchand leads Boston with 32 goals, Patrice Bergeron has 30 assists and Loui Eriksson has 136 shots on goal. Defensively, the Boston Bruins are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 82.2 percent of their power play chances. Tuukka Rask has allowed 120 goals on 1,466 shots faced and Jonas Gustavsson has given up 45 goals on 493 shots. Rask has allowed six goals in his last three games.

The Blackhawks are 4-1 in their last 5 games playing on 0 days rest and 19-8 in their last 27 overall. The Bruins are 4-1 in their last 5 vs. Western Conference and 11-3 in their last 14 games playing on 1 days rest. The Blackhawks are 5-2 in the last 7 meetings.

The Bruins are playing really good hockey right now and are catching the Blackhawks on the end of a back to back. While Chicago has handeled short rest well, I give the edge to Boston at home.

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Boston Bruins -115

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