Dallas Stars (24-21-8) at Boston Bruins (28-18-7)
|Date & Time||Tuesday February 10, 2015, 7:00 PM (EST)|
The Line: Boston Bruins -165 / Dallas Stars +149 --- Over/Under: 5.5
FSSW, NESN, NHL
The Dallas Stars and Boston Bruins square off Tuesday night at the TD Garden.
The Dallas Stars have split their last 10 games and end a three-game road trip. The Stars are averaging 3.1 goals per game and have scored eight goals in their last three games. The Dallas Stars have scored three power play goals in their last four games and have won five of their last six games when scoring at least three goals overall. Tyler Seguin leads Dallas with 29 goals, Jamie Benn has 31 assists and Trevor Daley has 89 shots on goal. Defensively, the Stars are allowing 3.2 goals per game and have allowed a power play goal in seven of their last 10 games. Kari Lehtonen has allowed 126 goals on 1,326 shots faced and Anders Lindback has given up 32 goals on 256 shots.
The Boston Bruins are trying to tread water in the Atlantic by splitting their last eight games. The Bruins are averaging 2.6 goals per game and have scored five goals in their last three games. The Boston Bruins have scored one power play goal in their last four games and have won eight straight when scoring at least three goals overall. Brad Marchand leads Boston with 15 goals, Patrice Bergeron has 21 assists and Loui Eriksson has 103 shots on goal. Defensively, the Bruins are allowing 2.4 goals per game and haven’t allowed a power play goal in six of their last seven games. Niklas Svedberg has allowed 23 goals on 296 shots faced and Tuukka Rask has given up 99 goals on 1,282 shots.
The Stars are 3-7 in their last 10 games playing on 1 days rest and 1-4 in their last 5 vs. Atlantic. The Bruins are 47-21 in their last 68 games playing on 1 days rest and 48-21 in their last 69 home games. The Stars are 2-5 in the last 7 meetings.
The Bruins need a win here to kind of get back on track and to string some consistent wins together. Take the spread to give your wager a little more value, as the line is a little too steep for my taste.