The National Hockey League kicks-off the week with a battle of Eastern Conference heavyweights, as the Pittsburgh Penguins visit the Boston Bruins. The Penguins may have dominated play during the regular season between the two teams, but the Bruins turned it on when it mattered most in the playoffs, sweeping Pittsburgh last season.
The Penguins won the first meeting between the two teams this season, 3-2, and expect another close defensive battle in this one and will take the under-5 at even money.
The Winnipeg Jets visit New Jersey on Monday and the Devils will look to turn the tables on Winnipeg, which won a 3-0 decision on Oct. 13. The Devils are 6-4 this season and 34-20 over the past three seasons when looking to make amends for an earlier loss and have played better at home this season, and will give them the nod at -140.
On Wednesday, the Montreal Canadians visit the Buffalo Sabres and both Carey Price and Ryan Miller have put up strong numbers against each other. Price is 10-9-7 lifetime against Buffalo despite allowing just 2.04 goals per game and a .932 save percentage, while Miller is 25-10 with a .923 save percentage and is allowing 2.33 goals per game. Will look for this one to go under and hope the bookmakers hang a 5.5 in lieu of Buffalo’s recent defensive struggles.
There are plenty of matinee games on Friday, including the New York Rangers making a stop in Boston, where Henrik Lundqvist typically plays some of his best hockey. Lundqvist is 9-4-2 at TD Garden with a .955 save percentage and allows 1.43 goals per game. Lundqvist typically doesn’t get much goal support and expect that to be the case here and will look for the game to go under 5.
On Saturday, the Chicago Blackhawks visit the Phoenix Coyotes, who have been a totally different team this season, moving away from the defensive-minded system of the past few years. The Coyotes are 15-7-1 to the over this season and this could be a solid spot to grab the over 5.5 against a Chicago team that can put the puck in the net.
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