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
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The Bruins and Canucks renew hostilities in Vancouver on Friday night as the B's head back to the site of their last Stanley Cup victory.
The Boston Bruins will be in familiar and hostile territory on Friday night as they head into Rogers Arena to take on the Vancouver Canucks and while a number of faces have changed jerseys over the years you can be sure the atmosphere will be electric between these two bitter rivals. The Bruins have dropped back to back games and are slowly slipping away in the Atlantic division but they still hold on to a wild card spot in the mean time but they'll have to step their game up if they want to get back into the postseason picture. The Bruins are a modest 11-10-3 on the road this season while the Canucks are 14-11-1 at home so this should set up to be a very intense matchup as Tuukka Rask will go for the Bruins as he will match up against Ryan Miller for Vancouver.'
The Canucks will look to get back into second place in the Pacific division and improve on their lackluster goal differential as they have the second to worst mark at plus eight among all teams currently in a playoff spot. Vancouver has had some stinkers in the defensive zone this season but as large reason why their number is so low this season is due to their offensive struggles as they have but 148 goals on the year which is well off the pace we are used to seeing from this team and it'll be interesting to see if they bring in any help offensively at the trade deadline. The Canucks have enjoyed a bounce back season but I am not completely sold on them as a playoff team and if they get in I could very well see them in a one and done situation despite a good season from Miller and while the Bruins haven't been themselves this season either I think they show up here at great value on the road and get a big time victory.