The Bruins host the Rangers on Friday at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts with the opening faceoff slated for 1:05 PM ET. According to NHL odds the Bruins are a -160 money line home favorite and the posted total is 5.0. The Bruins have won 5 of their last 6 games versus the Rangers. These two clubs have seen just 3 of their last 13 meetings in Boston go over the total.
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Taking the Long Road
This will be the 5th and final game of a 5-game in 9-day road trip for the Rangers. The “Blue Shirts” have won 3 of the first 4-games of the trip heading into this afternoon’s Eastern Conference battle. The Rangers are now a terrific 7-1 in their last 8 road games. They were last on the ice in a 5-2 win at Florida on Wednesday night. It was the first time in 7-games that the Rangers went over the total. It was also just the 2nd time in 8-games that the Rangers scored 3-goals or more in a game.
Bruins Bounce Back Time
The Bruins endured their low point of the early season in their last game at Detroit. The Red Wings routed Boston 6-1 on Wednesday night. Detroit is the only team this season which has figured out a way to get to Tuukka Rask, who had been absolutely brilliant heading into Wednesday’s contest. Rask allowed the 6-goals on just 28 which was by far his worst performance of the year. Despite allowing a season high in goals, the Bruins continue to be #1 in the NHL allowing just 2.0 goals per game. However, the Bruins have gone under the total in just 1 of their last 8-games. Boston is 8-3 in their last 11-games after allowing 5-goals or more in their previous game.
NHL Super System
Any home team versus an opponent that comes off a road win by 2-goals or more, and is playing their 8th or more game in the last 14-days is 155-85 (64.6%) since the beginning of the 1996-1997 season.
NHL Picks: Bruins -160 over the Rangers