Bruins vs. Canucks - 2/24/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Vancouver Canucks (34-22-3) at Boston Bruins (29-21-9)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at 7:00 pm (TD Garden)
The Line: Boston Bruins / Vancouver Canucks --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: NESN, RSNONT
The Vancouver Canucks and Boston Bruins meet Tuesday at the TD Garden.
The Vancouver Canucks look to stay hot after winning five of their last seven games. The Canucks are averaging 2.8 goals per game and have scored 11 goals in their last three games. The Vancouver Canucks have three power play goals in their last three games and have won five straight when scoring at least three goals overall. Radim Vrbata leads Vancouver with 22 goals, Daniel Sedin has 39 assists and Shawn Matthias has 106 shots on goal. Defensively, the Canucks are allowing 2.6 goals per game and haven’t allowed a power play goal in five of their last six games. Ryan Miller has allowed 102 goals on 1,170 shots faced and Eddie Lack has given up 44 goals on 531 shots.
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The Boston Bruins hope to turn things around after losing six of their last seven games. The Bruins are averaging 2.6 goals per game and have scored 10 goals in their last three games. The Boston Bruins have three power play goals in their last three games and have split their last six games when scoring at least three goals overall. Patrice Bergeron and Brad Marchand have combined for 34 goals, Loui Eriksson has 19 assists and Milan Lucic has 103 shots on goal. Defensively, the Bruins are allowing 2.5 goals per game and have allowed a power play goal in four straight games. Tuukka Rask has allowed 115 goals on 1,421 shots faced and Niklas Svedberg has given up 26 goals on 306 shots.
The Canucks are 4-0 in their last 4 games playing on 1 days rest and 2-6 in their last 8 games following a win. The Bruins are 48-22 in their last 70 home games and 1-5 in their last 6 vs. Western Conference. The Canucks are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings in Boston and the home team is 9-2 in the last 11 meetings.
The Boston Bruins can't keep losing, can they? It's only a matter of time before Boston gets back on track, and I expect it to start at home where they've beaten up the Canucks in recent meetings.