Ottawa Senators vs. Boston Bruins - 11/24/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Boston Bruins (11-8-0) at Ottawa Senators (11-7-1)
NHL Hockey: Thursday, November 24, 2016 at 7:30 pm (Canadian Tire Centre)
The Line: Ottawa Senators / Boston Bruins --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Boston Bruins and Ottawa Senators clash Thanksgiving night in NHL action at the Canadian Tire Centre.
The Boston Bruins look to keep the puck rolling after winning eight of their last 12 games. The Bruins are averaging 2.4 goals per game and are scoring on 14.8 percent of their power play opportunities. David Pastrnak leads Boston with 10 goals, Brad Marchand has 11 assists and Dominic Moore has 22 shots on goal. Defensively, the Boston Bruins are allowing 2.3 goals per game and are killing 85.7 percent of their opponents power plays. Tuukka Rask has given up 22 goals on 377 shots faced and Zane McIntyre has allowed 10 goals on 71 shots. The Boston Bruins have scored two or more goals in 10 of their last 11 games.
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The Ottawa Senators look for a bounce back home victory after splitting their last 10 games. The Senators are averaging 2.2 goals per game and are scoring on 10.5 percent of their power play opportunities. Kyle Turris leads Ottawa with eight goals, Erik Karlsson has 12 assists and Ryan Dzingel has 34 shots on goal. Defensively, the Ottawa Senators are allowing 2.6 goals per game and are killing 86.4 percent of their opponents power plays. Craig Anderson has given up 33 goals on 458 shots faced and Andrew Hammond has allowed six goals on 29 shots. The Ottawa Senators have allowed two or more goals in five straight games.
The Bruins are 5-2 in their last 7 road games and 4-0 in their last 4 games playing on 1 days rest. The Senators are 1-4 in their last 5 home games and 7-3 in their last 10 vs. a team with a winning record. The Bruins are 1-5 in the last 6 meetings in Ottawa and 1-4 in the last 5 meetings overall.
The Bruins are on one of those hot streaks again, which includes five wins in their last seven road games. The Senators have been hit or miss pretty much all season long and have had more misses than hits recently on their home ice. Given their current form right now, you have to like the Boston Bruins chances to get the job done here on the road.