Bruins vs. Canadiens - 11/22/14 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Montreal Canadiens (15-5-1) at Boston Bruins (13-8-0)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 7:00 pm (TD Garden)
The Line: Boston Bruins -135 / Montreal Canadiens +123 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds
TV: NESN, NHL
The Montreal Canadiens and Boston Bruins play Saturday night at the TD Garden.
The Montreal Canadiens have won seven of their last eight games and are atop the Atlantic division. The Canadiens are getting the job done on the defensive end, allowing 2.5 goals per game on the season and 10 goals in their last five games. The Montreal Canadiens have allowed a power play goal in four of their last five games and have won seven straight when allowing three or less goals. Dustin Tokarski has allowed eight goals on 127 shots and Carey Price has given up 42 goals on 508 shots faced. Offensively, Max Pacioretty leads Montreal with 10 goals, Tomas Plekanec has eight assists and Lars Eller has 43 shots on goal. The Canadiens have not scored a power play goal in their last three games and now begin a three-game road trip, as they have five road games this month.
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The Boston Bruins have won three straight and are in the middle of the Atlantic division. The Bruins are allowing 2.5 goals per game on the season and have given up four goals in their last three games. The Boston Bruins have won nine straight games when allowing three or less goals and have not allowed a power play goal in their last three games. Tuukka Rask has allowed 34 goals on 402 shots and Niklas Svedberg has given up 17 goals on 196 shots faced. Offensively, Patrice Bergeron has five goals, Carl Soderberg has nine assists and Brad Marchand has 43 shots on goal. The Boston Bruins have not scored a power play goal in four of their last five games and begin a three-game road trip.
The Canadiens are 23-5 in their last 28 vs. Atlantic and 35-16 in their last 51 vs. Eastern Conference. The Bruins are 39-13 in their last 52 home games and 61-30 in their last 91 vs. Eastern Conference. The Canadiens are 6-2 in the last 8 meetings in Boston and 4-0 in the last 4 meetings overall.
The Montreal Canadiens have had success recently against the Bruins, have crushed the East, haven't had to play back-to-back and we're getting plus money. Give me Montreal on the road.