Boston Bruins (11-5-2) at New York Rangers (7-8-3)
NHL Hockey: Sunday, February 28, 2021 at 12:00 pm (Madison Square Garden)
The Line: New York Rangers +147 / Boston Bruins -163 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Boston Bruins and the New York Rangers meet in NHL action from Madison Square Garden on Sunday afternoon.
The Boston Bruins will look to rebound from a 6-2 loss to the Rangers in their last game. Brad Marchand’s got a team-high 22 points with 10 goals and 12 assists while Patrice Bergeron’s also got 12 assists a part of his 20 points. David PAStrnak’s got 16 points with 9 goals and 7 assists and Nick Ritchie has 7 goals with 7 helpers. Charlie McAvoy has 13 points with 11 assists and David Krejci has 10 points. Tuukka Raskcontinues to start the bulk of Boston’s games in goal, going 7-4 with a 2.86 GAA in 11 appearances this season while Jaroslav Halak’s got a 4-3 record with a shutout and a 2.42 GAA.
The New York Rangers will try to build on their stellar win over the Rangers last time out. Artemi Panarin leads the Rangers in scoring with 18 points on 5 goals and 13 assists while Ryan Strome and Pavel Buchnevich each have 13 points with Strome logging 6 goals with 7 assists while Buchnevich has 5 goals and 8 assists. Chris Kreider has 11 points with 9 goals and Adam Fox has 10 points with 9 assists. Igor Shesterkin has a team-high 12 appearances for the Rangers, going 4-6 with a 2.40 GAA while Alexandar Georgiev has a 2.81 GAA with a 3-4 record and a shutout this season.
Boston is 1-4 in their last 5 games overall and 1-4 in their last 5 games as a favorite while the under is 7-2 in their last 9 games against a team with a losing record. New York is 7-15 in their last 22 games overall and 1-4 in their last 5 home games while the under is 4-1 in their last 5 Sunday games. The favorite is 6-1 in the last 7 meetings between these two teams.
Neither of these teams have been much to write home about lately, but the Rangers did win convincingly on Saturday and on a quick turnaround have all of the momentum after that win. The Rangers have also been playing better up to this point as of late, so I’ll take the Rangers and the plus money in this one.