Bruins vs. Hurricanes - 4/5/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Carolina Hurricanes (34-29-16) at Boston Bruins (41-30-8)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at 7:00 pm (TD Garden)
The Line: Boston Bruins / Carolina Hurricanes --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: FSS, NESN
The Carolina Hurricanes and Boston Bruins square off early Tuesday night at the TD Garden.
The Carolina Hurricanes could use a win after losing seven of their last 10 games. The Carolina Hurricanes are averaging 2.4 goals per game and are scoring on 16.8 percent of their power plays. Jeff Skinner leads Carolina with 28 goals, Victor Rask has 26 assists and Jordan Staal has 141 shots on goal. Defensively, the Carolina Hurricanes are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 83.9 percent of their power play chances. Cam Ward has allowed 117 goals on 1,276 shots faced and Eddie Lack has given up 86 goals on 890 shots. Ward has allowed six goals in his last three games.
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The Boston Bruins look for a win after losing six of their last eight games. The Boston Bruins are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 21.1 percent of their power plays. Brad Marchand leads Boston with 36 goals, Patrice Bergeron has 35 assists and Loui Eriksson has 176 shots on goal. Defensively, the Boston Bruins are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 81.7 percent of their power play chances. Tuukka Rask has allowed 154 goals on 1,811 shots faced and Jonas Gustavsson has given up 53 goals on 588 shots. Rask has allowed 11 goals in his last three games.
The Hurricanes are 1-5 in their last 6 road games and 3-7 in their last 10 vs. Eastern Conference. The Bruins are 15-6 in their last 21 games playing on 1 days rest and 2-7 in their last 9 overall. The Hurricanes are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings in Boston and 2-6 in the last 8 meetings overall.
The Bruins could use a nice win to build momtuem heading into the playoffs, and the Hurricanes can't win on the road to save their life. I'm taking the home team here.