Bruins vs. Senators - 4/9/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Ottawa Senators (37-35-9) at Boston Bruins (42-30-9)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, April 9, 2016 at 12:30 pm (TD Garden)
The Line: Boston Bruins -275 / Ottawa Senators +220 --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: RDS, NESN
The Ottawa Senators and Boston Bruins meet early Saturday afternoon at the TD Garden.
The Ottawa Senators could use a nice win after losing 10 of their last 17 games. The Ottawa Senators are averaging 2.8 goals per game and are scoring on 15.9 percent of their power plays. Mike Hoffman leads Ottawa with 29 goals, Mark Stone has 38 assists and Zack Smith has 118 shots on goal. Defensively, the Ottawa Senators are allowing three goals per game and are killing 75.4 percent of their power play chances. Craig Anderson has allowed 161 goals on 1,915 shots faced and Andrew Hammond has given up 60 goals on 672 shots. Anderson has allowed seven goals in his last three games.
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The Boston Bruins need a big win here after losing eight of their last 11 games. The Boston Bruins are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 20.9 percent of their power plays. Brad Marchand leads Boston with 37 goals, Patrice Bergeron has 36 assists and Loui Eriksson has 180 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 157 goals on 1,854 shots faced and Jonas Gustavsson has given up 53 goals on 588 shots. Rask has allowed seven goals in his last three games.
The Senators are 8-3 in their last 11 Saturday games and 2-8 in their last 10 vs. a team with a winning record. The Bruins are 0-4 in their last 4 games following a win and 40-15 in their last 55 Saturday games. The Senators are 4-10 in the last 14 meetings in Boston and 5-2 in the last 7 meetings overall.
The Bruins need this game to have any shot of getting into the playoffs. The Senators are awful. I'm taking Boston on its home ice.