Devils vs. Bruins - 3/29/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Boston Bruins (40-28-8) at New Jersey Devils (36-32-8)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Prudential Center)
The Line: New Jersey Devils / Boston Bruins --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: NESN, MSG, TVA
The Boston Bruins and New Jersey Devils square off Tuesday night at the Prudential Center.
The Boston Bruins could use a nice win after losing seven of their last 11 games. The Boston Bruins are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 20.8 percent of their power plays. Brad Marchand leads Boston with 34 goals, Patrice Bergeron has 34 assists and Loui Eriksson has 169 shots on goal. Defensively, the Boston Bruins are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 82.4 percent of their power play chances. Tuukka Rask has allowed 143 goals on 1,744 shots faced and Jonas Gustavsson has given up 51 goals on 576 shots. Rask has allowed six goals in his last three games.
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The New Jersey Devils look for consistency after splitting their last 12 games. The New Jersey Devils are averaging 2.2 goals per game and are scoring on 20.4 percent of their power plays. Kyle Palmieri leads New Jersey with 29 goals, Adam Henrique has 19 assists and Travis Zajac has 105 shots on goal. Defensively, the New Jersey Devils are allowing 2.5 goals per game and are killing 82.2 percent of their power play chances. Cory Schneider has allowed 117 goals on 1,525 shots faced and Keith Kinkaid has given up 51 goals on 504 shots. Schneider has allowed nine goals in his last three games.
The Bruins are 1-4 in their last 5 road games and 82-39 in their last 121 vs. a team with a losing record. The Devils are 2-9 in their last 11 games playing on 1 days rest and 2-7 in their last 9 vs. Eastern Conference. The Bruins are 6-1 in the last 7 meetings in New Jersey and 17-4 in the last 21 meetings overall.
The Devils rarely beat the Bruins, which includes 17 losses in the last 21 games against Boston. So, this should be a game the Bruins can use to kind of get back on track. Look for the road team to get the nod.