Boston Bruins (6-6-4) at Anaheim Ducks (7-7-3)
|Date & Time||Wednesday November 15, 2017, 10:00 PM (EST)|
The Line: Anaheim Ducks -125 / Boston Bruins +113 --- Over/Under: 5.5
The Honda Center and the Anaheim Ducks welcome the Boston Bruins to town for an NHL tilt on Wednesday.
The Boston Bruins will be on the road for the third time in four games when the team visits the Anaheim Ducks. Boston has dropped three in a row including a home and home series with the Toronto following a 4-1 defeat to the visiting Maple Leafs on Saturday.
Mitch Marmer gave the Maple Leafs the first goal at 8:52 of the first with James van Riemsdyk scoring on the power play at 14:16 to double the advantage. Frank Vatrano cut the deficit to 2-1 at 15:18 but the Bruins wouldn’t score again.
Toronto struck again in the third on a Morgan Reilly tally at 6:52 and Patrick Marleau finished off the scoring with an empty netter with 1:47 remaining. Curtis McElhinney lifted the Maple Leafs to their 4th straight win with 39 saves while Tuukka Rask stopped 20 shots in defeat.
The Anaheim Ducks continue their home stand when the Boston Bruins take the ice at the Honda Center on Wednesday. Anaheim has some injuries to key players and has had an effect in losing five of six after a 2-1 defeat at the hands of the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Tampa Bay has been the best team in the game thus far in the early going but they had their hands full. Following a scoreless first period the Lightning received a power play goal off the stick of Vladislav Namestnikov at 9:12 of the second.
Jakob Silverberg even the score at 3:48 of the third period for the Ducks before JT Brown lit the lamp at 7:18 to win it for the Bolts. Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped 28 shots to pick up the win for Tampa Bay while John Gibson recorded 35 stops to get the loss for Anaheim.
Over is 4-0 in Bruins last 4 when their opponent scores 2 goals or less in their previous game and Bruins are 0-4 in their last 4 road games and over is 5-1-1 in Bruins last 7 following a loss of 3 or more goals. Over is 5-1 in Ducks last 6 when their opponent scores 2 goals or less in their previous game and Ducks are 1-5 in their last 6 overall and Ducks are 1-4 in their last 5 home games. Bruins are 0-7 in the last 7 meetings and Bruins are 0-4 in the last 4 meetings in Anaheim and over is 4-1-4 in the last 9 meetings.
Both teams have injuries and both haven’t been winning but I’ll go with Anaheim until I see who is in goal…