Boston Bruins (28-19-7) at Vancouver Canucks (30-20-3)
|Date & Time||Friday February 13, 2015, 10:00 PM (EST)|
The Line: Vancouver Canucks -125 / Boston Bruins +113 --- Over/Under: 5
The Boston Bruins and Vancouver Canucks meet Friday night at the Rogers Arena.
The Boston Bruins look for consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The Bruins are averaging 2.6 goals per game and have scored six goals in their last three games. The Boston Bruins have scored one power play goal in their last five games and have won eight of their last nine games when scoring at least three goals overall. Patrice Bergeron and Brad Marchand have combined for 30 goals, Carl Soderberg has 23 assists and Loui Eriksson has 108 shots on goal. Defensively, the Bruins are allowing 2.4 goals per game and haven’t allowed a power play goal in seven of their last eight games. Tuukka Rask has allowed 100 goals on 1,303 shots faced and Niklas Svedberg has given up 26 goals on 306 shots.
The Vancouver Canucks also hope to get back on track after splitting their last 10 games. The Canucks are averaging 2.8 goals per game and have scored 13 goals in their last three games. The Vancouver Canucks have scored two power play goals in their last six games and have won six of their last seven games when scoring at least three goals overall. Radim Vrbata leads the Canucks with 20 goals, Daniel Sedin has 33 assists and Nick Bonino has 105 shots on goal. Defensively, the Canucks are allowing 2.6 goals per game and have allowed a power play goal in seven of their last eight games. Ryan Miller has allowed 93 goals on 1,069 shots faced and Eddie Lack has given up 39 goals on 456 shots.
The Bruins are 4-0 in their last 4 games playing on 2 days rest and 5-2 in their last 7 vs. a team with a winning record. The Canucks are 5-1 in their last 6 vs. Eastern Conference and 2-5 in their last 7 vs. a team with a winning record. The Bruins are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings in Vancouver.
I'm going with the Canucks in this spot simply because they've beaten up the Bruins in four of the last five meetings in Vancouver. Paying the small chalk, it's worth to back Vancouver in this spot.