Washington Capitals (26-11-4) at Boston Bruins (21-11-6)
NHL Hockey: Sunday, April 11, 2021 at 7:00 pm (TD Garden)
The Line: Boston Bruins -105 / Washington Capitals -111 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Washington Capitals and Boston Bruins meet Sunday in NHL action at the TD Garden.
The Washington Capitals look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Washington Capitals are averaging 3.3 goals per game and are scoring on 24 percent of their power play opportunities. Alex Ovechkin leads Washington with 21 goals, Nicklas Backstrom has 27 assists and John Carlson has 102 shots on goal. Defensively, the Washington Capitals are allowing three goals per game and are killing 83.1 percent of their opponents power plays. Ilya Samsonov has given up 39 goals on 368 shots faced and Vitek Vanecek has allowed 71 goals on 795 shots.
The Boston Bruins look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Boston Bruins are averaging 2.8 goals per game and are scoring on 24.1 percent of their power play opportunities. Brad Marchand leads Boston with 19 goals, David Krejci has 21 assists and Patrice Bergeron has 128 shots on goal. Defensively, the Boston Bruins are allowing 2.5 goals per game and are killing 87.7 percent of their opponents power plays. Tuukka Rask has given up 35 goals on 377 shots faced and Jaroslav Halak has allowed 41 goals on 456 shots.
The Capitals are 11-4 in their last 15 road games and 20-8 in their last 28 overall. The Bruins are 2-6 in their last 8 games playing on 0 days rest. The over is 6-2 in Capitals last 8 overall. The under is 13-5-1 in Bruins last 19 overall. The Capitals are 9-2 in the last 11 meetings in Boston and 37-17 in the last 54 meetings. The home team is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings.
The Washington Capitals have been the more consistent team up to this point and have the rest advantage. The Boston Bruins have been hit or miss pretty much all season long and they've had little recent success playing on the end of back to backs. The Capitals have also owned the Bruins over the years, including meetings in Boston. While the Bruins have won the last two contests against the Capitals, I have to lean toward the road team and the cheap price here.