Boston Bruins (9-1) vs. New York Rangers (6-3-2)
November 3, 2022 7:30 pm EDT
The Line: New York Rangers -130 / Boston Bruins +108; Over/Under: +6
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The Boston Bruins and New York Rangers meet Thursday in NHL action at Madison Square Garden. The Boston Bruins look to build on their 6-game winning streak. The New York Rangers look to build on their 3-game winning streak.
The Boston Bruins are averaging 4.4 goals per game and are scoring on 24.3 percent of their power play opportunities. David Pastrnak leads Boston with 7 goals, Hampus Lindholm has 8 assists and Jake DeBrusk has 36 shots on goal. Defensively, the Boston Bruins are allowing 2.6 goals per game and are killing 94.6 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Linus Ullmark has given up 16 goals on 235 shots faced, and Jeremy Swagman has allowed 10 goals on 82 shots.
The New York Rangers are averaging 2.91 goals per game and are scoring on 22 percent of their power play opportunities. Mika Zibanejad leads New York with 6 goals, Artmei Panarin has 11 assists, and Vincent Trocheck has 43 shots on goal. Defensively, the New York Rangers are allowing 2.73 goals per game and are killing 81.3 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Igor Shesterkin has allowed 18 goals on 227 shots faced, and Jaroslav Halak has given up 11 goals on 83 shots.
The Bruins are 20-8 in their last 28 Thursday games and 36-15 in their last 51 overall. The Rangers are 38-17 in their last 55 home games and 2-5 in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest. The over is 12-4-2 in Bruins last 18 overall. The under is 18-6 in Rangers last 24 overall. The Bruins are 5-2 in the last 7 meetings in New York. The favorite is 11-4 in the last 15 meetings.
The New York Rangers are going to get the benefit of the doubt more times than not at home, as they’re a solid defensive team. However, the Rangers have been hit or miss through 11 games and their offense could use a shot in the arm. The Boston Bruins are riding a 6-game winning streak and are playing elite at both ends of the ice. It’s weird seeing the Bruins in the underdog role in this form. Give me the Bruins.