Nashville Predators (13-8-5) at Boston Bruins (14-8-3)
|Date & Time||Monday December 7, 2015, 7:00 PM (EST)|
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The Line: Boston Bruins -137 / Nashville Predators +105 --- Over/Under:
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The Predators look to get back in the win column and improve on their road record as they head into Boston to battle the Bruins.
The Nashville Predators started the season red hot but have cooled off substantially since as they sit in fifth in the Central division thanks to a 3-5-1 stretch over their last 10 contests. The Preds continue to thrive from their defense and goaltending but their offense has run dry this season after seemingly finding their groove last year and while we still have more than half of the year left it is a cause for concern for the Preds especially when they face off against teams that also have strong back ends. The Predators will likely turn to Pekka Rinne in this one as he will go up against his international teammate in Tuukka Rask who has been the go to guy in Boston for years now. Nashville is 5-5-3 on the road this season while the Bruins are a modest 5-6-1 at home.
The Bruins should contact the schedule makers and request to play all of their games away from home as they possess one of the league's best winning percentages on the road and they made that clear again over the weekend as they swept through Western Canada. Boston heads into tonight's game back at home looking to improve their mark in the Atlantic division as they trail the Red Wings by just three points for second place and while they remain 10 points back of the Canadiens for top spot there is still plenty of hockey left to be played and that task isn't insurmountable by any stretch. Boston is playing very well right now and while I am a little nervous with how they have played at home this season I think they get a big effort here and take down the Nashville Predators.