Boston Bruins (14-9-3) at Montreal Canadiens (19-6-3)
|Date & Time||Wednesday December 9, 2015, 7:30 PM (EST)|
The Line: Montreal Canadiens -136 / Boston Bruins +123 --- Over/Under: 5
The Bruins head into the Bell Centre on Wednesday night looking to get back in the win column while the Canadiens look to extend their lead atop the Atlantic division.
The Boston Bruins had their impressive winning streak snapped in their last outing but will look to start a new one on the road in Montreal on Wednesday in what is always a fierce atmosphere when these two teams meet up. The B's have made a push up the Atlantic division standings and while they still have a ways to go before they can even think about catching the Habs they are in a good spot to take one off of them here as the Canadiens continue life without Carey Price. Boston is an impressive 9-2-2 on the road this season and while start Tuukka Rask tonight while the Canadiens are 10-3-2 at home and will answer with Mike Condon.
The Canadiens enter action tonight sporting a seven point lead on the Detroit Red Wings for top spot in the division and they can add to that with a statement win at home against their arch rivals in a game as a fan I am looking forward to watching. Montreal has played very well despite playing most of the season without the reigning Hart and Vezina trophy winner and while trends could even out as Mike Condon's tenure continues it is nice to see the team continuing to find success in the interim. However, in a rivalry game against a team that has been playing well of late and is dangerous on the road I am going to side with the Bruins who have the edge in goal and I think they come up with an inspired effort.