Boston Bruins (13-6-3) at New York Islanders (15-6-4)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, March 9, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Nassau Coliseum)
The Line: New York Islanders -105 / Boston Bruins -111 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Boston Bruins and New York Islanders meet Tuesday in NHL action at the Nassau Coliseum.
The Boston Bruins need a win after losing six of their last nine games. The Boston Bruins are averaging three goals per game and are scoring on 25 percent of their power play opportunities. Brad Marchand leads Boston with 12 goals, Patrice Bergeron has 13 assists and Nick Ritchie has 48 shots on goal. Defensively, the Boston Bruins are allowing 2.5 goals per game and are killing 88.7 percent of their opponents power plays. Tuukka Rask has given up 35 goals on 371 shots faced and Jaroslav Halak has allowed 18 goals on 207 shots.
The New York Islanders look to stay hot after winning seven of their last eight games. The New York Islanders are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 23.4 percent of their power play opportunities. Anders Lee leads New York with 12 goals, Nick Leddy has 15 assists and Mathew Barzal has 66 shots on goal. Defensively, the New York Islanders are allowing 2.2 goals per game and are killing 83.1 percent of their opponents power plays. Semyon Varlamov has given up 38 goals on 513 shots faced and Ilya Sorokin has allowed 15 goals on 169 shots.
The Bruins are 40-15 in their last 55 Tuesday games and 6-1 in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest. The Islanders are 4-0 in their last 4 home games and 5-0 in their last 5 overall. The under is 3-0-1 in Bruins last 4 overall. The over is 5-2-1 in Islanders last 8 overall. The Bruins are 18-6 in the last 24 meetings in New York and 14-6 in the last 20 meetings.
The Boston Bruins are coming off an ice cold week where the offense slipped a bit, and they've scored two or less goals in five of their last eight games. The New York Islanders are red hot and are still a team I blindly back a lot due to their coaching and defensive effort. The Islanders have also won all three meetings this season against the Bruins, and they've won those games by a combined score of 12-4. I'm not sure how you turn down the Islanders at home and this cheap price.