Red Wings vs. Bruins - 4/2/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Boston Bruins (39-25-13) at Detroit Red Wings (40-23-13)
NHL Hockey: Thursday, April 2, 2015 at 7:30 pm (Joe Louis Arena)
The Line: Detroit Red Wings / Boston Bruins --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: NESN, FSDT, NBCSN
The Boston Bruins and Detroit Red Wings meet Thursday night at the Joe Louis Arena.
The Boston Bruins look for a win after splitting their last six games. The Bruins are averaging 2.6 goals 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 five of their last seven when scoring at least three goals. Brad Marchand leads Boston with 22 goals, Patrice Bergeron has 32 assists and Loui Eriksson has 159 shots on goal. Defensively, the Bruins are allowing 2.5 goals and haven’t allowed a power play goal in five of their last seven games. Tuukka Rask has allowed 144 goals on 1,858 shots faced and Niklas Svedberg has given up 35 goals on 425 shots.
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The Detroit Red Wings need a win after losing four of their last five games. The Red Wings are averaging 2.9 goals and have scored nine goals in their last three games. The Detroit Red Wings have one power play goal in their last four games and have split their last six games when scoring at least three goals. Tomas Tatar leads Detroit with 28 goals, Gustav Nyquist has 27 assists and Henrik Zetterberg has 214 shots on goal. Defensively, the Red Wings are allowing 2.6 goals and haven’t allowed a power play goal in five of their last eight games. Jimmy Howard has allowed 113 goals on 1,268 shots faced and Petr Mrazek has given up 58 goals on 680 shots.
The Bruins are 6-1 in their last 7 games following a win and 1-4 in their last 5 road games. The Red Wings are 2-6 in their last 8 games playing on 1 days rest and 1-4 in their last 5 vs. Eastern Conference. The Bruins are 7-1 in the last 8 meetings.
The Boston Bruins could use another win to get closer to a playoff spot. The Bruins have also dominted the Red Wings recently. Take the road team for the W.