Boston Bruins (29-22-9) at New Jersey Devils (25-27-9)
|Date & Time||Friday February 27, 2015, 7:00 PM (EST)|
The Line: New Jersey Devils / Boston Bruins --- Over/Under:
The Boston Bruins and New Jersey Devils square off Friday night at the Prudential Center.
The Boston Bruins look for a win after losing seven of their last eight. The Bruins are averaging 2.6 goals per game and have scored eight goals in their last three games. The Boston Bruins have three power play goals in their last four games and have won seven of their last 10 games when scoring at least three goals. Patrice Bergeron and Brad Marchand have combined for 34 goals, Carl Soderberg has 24 assists and Loui Eriksson has 120 shots on goal. Defensively, the Bruins are allowing 2.5 goals per game and have allowed a power play goal in four of their last five games. Tuukka Rask has allowed 117 goals on 1,449 shots faced and Niklas Svedberg has given up 26 goals on 306 shots.
The New Jersey Devils look to stay hot with wins in four of their last five games. The Devils are averaging 2.5 goals per game and have scored seven goals in their last three games. The New Jersey Devils have one power play goal in their last four games and have won 11 straight when scoring at least three goals. Mike Cammalleri leads the Devils with 23 goals, Adam Henrique has 19 assists and Jaromir Jagr has 119 shots on goal. Defensively, the Devils are allowing 2.5 goals per game and haven’t allowed a power play goal in five of their last six games. Cory Schneider has allowed 112 goals on 1,518 shots faced and Keith Kinkaid has given up 24 goals on 283 shots.
The Bruins are 1-5 in their last 6 road games and 7-3 in their last 10 vs. Eastern Conference. The Devils are 1-7 in their last 8 games playing on 1 days rest and 5-1 in their last 6 vs. Eastern Conference. The Bruins are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in New Jersey and 14-3 in the last 17 meetings overall.
The Bruins have owned the Devils for as long as we can remember. The Bruins also need a win here if they're going to get back on track in hopes of righting the ship. I'll take the road team here.