Bruins vs. Lightning - 1/13/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Tampa Bay Lightning (27-12-4) at Boston Bruins (22-15-6)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at 7:00 pm (TD Garden)
The Line: Boston Bruins / Tampa Bay Lightning --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: SUN, NESN, RSNE
The Tampa Bay Lightning and Boston Bruins square off Tuesday night at the TD Garden.
The Tampa Bay Lightning have won seven of their last nine games and wrap up a two-game road trip. The Lightning are averaging 3.2 goals per game and have scored nine goals in their last three games. The Tampa Bay Lightning have scored four power play goals in their last three games and have won five of their last seven games when scoring at least three goals overall. Steven Stamkos leads Tampa Bay with 23 goals, Nikita Kucherov has 24 assists and Tyler Johnson has 119 shots on goal. Defensively, the Lightning are allowing 2.5 goals per game and haven’t allowed a power play goal in seven of their last 10 games. Ben Bishop has allowed 73 goals on 812 shots faced and Evgeni Nabokov has given up 29 goals on 245 shots.
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The Boston Bruins are climbing up the Atlantic with three straight wins. The Bruins are averaging 2.6 goals per game and have scored nine goals in their last three games. The Boston Bruins have two power play goals in their last four games and have won six of their last seven games when scoring at least three goals overall. Brad Marchand leads Boston with 11 goals, Patrice Bergeron has 21 assists and Carl Soderberg has 91 shots on goal. Defensively, the Bruins are allowing 2.5 goals per game and have allowed a power play goal in five of their last 10 games. Niklas Svedberg has allowed 23 goals on 296 shots faced and Tuukka Rask has given up 82 goals on 956 shots.
The Lightning are 6-0 in their last 6 vs. Atlantic and 7-1 in their last 8 vs. Eastern Conference. The Bruins are 44-19 in their last 63 home games and 2-6 in their last 8 vs. Atlantic. The Lightning are 4-27-4 in the last 35 meetings in Boston and 18-45-5 in the last 68 meetings overall.
It's tough to pick against the Tampa Bay Lightning with the way they've been playing lately. While the Bruins have the rest and are at home, I like the value of Tampa Bay in this spot.