Anaheim Ducks (46-22-7) at Boston Bruins (36-25-12)
|Date & Time||Thursday March 26, 2015, 7:00 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Boston Bruins -107 / Anaheim Ducks -103 --- Over/Under: 5
FSW2, NESN, NHL
The Anaheim Ducks and Boston Bruins square off Thursday night at the TD Garden.
The Anaheim Ducks look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Ducks are averaging 2.8 goals and have scored eight goals in their last three games. The Anaheim Ducks have two power play goals in their last five games and have won seven of their last nine games when scoring at least three goals. Corey Perry leads the Ducks with 31 goals, Ryan Getzlaf has 43 assists and Ryan Kesler has 193 shots on goal. Defensively, the Ducks are allowing 2.7 goals and have allowed a power play goal in five of their last six games. Frederik Andersen has allowed 113 goals on 1,297 shots faced and John Gibson has given up 54 goals on 625 shots.
The Boston Bruins look to snap a five-game losing streak. The Bruins are averaging 2.6 goals and have scored eight goals in their last three games. The Boston Bruins have three power play goals in their last three games and have won four of their last six when scoring at least three goals. Brad Marchand leads Boston with 22 goals, Patrice Bergeron has 30 assists and Loui Eriksson has 148 shots on goal. Defensively, the Bruins are allowing 2.5 goals and haven’t allowed a power play goal in five of their last eight games. Niklas Svedberg has allowed 33 goals on 407 shots faced and Tuukka Rask has given up 138 goals on 1,757 shots.
The Ducks are 1-4 in their last 5 road games and 21-8 in their last 29 games playing on 1 days rest. The Bruins are 52-25 in their last 77 home games and 1-5 in their last 6 vs. Pacific. The Ducks are 5-2 in the last 7 meetings and the home team is 7-3 in the last 10 meetings.
The Ducks have had their fair share of recent success against the Bruins, and Boston is going through a major funk at the moment. I like the value with Anaheim in this spot.