Arizona Coyotes (22-32-7) at Boston Bruins (32-24-6)
|Date & Time||Tuesday February 28, 2017, 7:00 PM (EST)|
The Line: Boston Bruins -270 / Arizona Coyotes +239 --- Over/Under: 5.5
The Boston Bruins welcome the Arizona Coyotes to TD Garden for an NHL hockey tilt on Tuesday night.
The Buffalo Sabres are an improved team and not to be overlooked but after Sunday’s 3-2 defeat at the Gila River Arena, the team has dropped three in a row and need to rebound from a game that got away. The Sabres had built a 2-0 lead on goals from Evan Rodrigues and Jack Eichel heading to the third period in what looked like a win before the Coyotes finally got their offense going with three goals to saddle Anders Nilsson with a disappointing defeat. Jamie McGinn and Max Domi led the Arizona comeback with goals to tie the score at 2-2 before Radim Vrabata completed the comeback with his goal with less then 19 seconds to go to avoid overtime while getting back in the win column following back to back defeats.
Interim coach Bruce Cassidy has the Boston Bruins clicking like a well machine as the team has won six of seven since he took over behind the bench following Sunday’s 6-3 victory at Dallas. Patrice Bergeron paced the Bruins offensive assault with a pair of goals with Frank Vatrano, David Krejci, Brad Marchand and Ryan Spooner also lighting the lamp. Marchand also added a pair of assists and Torey Klug logged three helpers to give Tuuka Rask and his 33 saves the win as the Bruins ended a 3-1 road trip. The Stars had briefly tied the score at 2-2 in the second on goals from Jiri Hudler and John Klingberg with Tyler Seguin scoring the final Dallas goal but Kari Lehtonen needed more then 22 stops to keep the Stars in this one.
The over is 4-0 in Coyotes last 4 road games and the Coyotes are 0-4 in their last 4 after allowing 2 goals or less in their previous game while the over is 3-0-1 in Coyotes last 4 after allowing 2 goals or less in their previous game. The over is 4-0 in Bruins last 4 games playing on 1 days rest and the Bruins are 6-0 in their last 6 when their opponent allows 2 goals or less in their previous game while the over is 6-0-2 in Bruins last 8 Tuesday games. The Coyotes are 0-9 in the last 9 meetings and the over is 4-1-1 in the last 6 meetings while the road team is 10-4 in the last 14 meetings.
The numbers say the Bruins or the over but the juice is high and I like Boston but need to reduce the chalk somehow after I see who is in the nets…