The Vancouver Canucks and Boston Bruins meet Sunday in NHL action at the TD Garden. The Vancouver Canucks look for a win after splitting their last 8 games. The Boston Bruins look for a win after winning 10 of their last 11 games.
The Vancouver Canucks are averaging 3.4 goals per game and are scoring on 26.9 percent of their power play opportunities. Bo Horvat leads Vancouver with 13 goals, Quinn Hughes has 13 assists and Elias Pettersson has 48 shots on goal. Defensively, the Vancouver Canucks are allowing 4 goals per game and are killing 61.2 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Thatcher Demko has given up 40 goals on 318 shots faced, and Spencer Martin has allowed 17 goals on 174 shots.
The Boston Bruins are averaging 3.93 goals per game and are scoring on 24.5 percent of their power play opportunities. David Pastrnak leads Boston with 9 goals, Hampus Lindholm has 10 assists and Jake DeBrusk has 52 shots on goal. Defensively, the Boston Bruins are allowing 2.2 goals per game and are killing 94.4 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Linus Ullmark has given up 22 goals on 342 shots faced, and Jeremy Swagman has allowed 10 goals on 82 shots.
The Canucks are 2-9 in their last 11 road games and 4-11 in their last 15 overall. The Bruins are 48-18 in their last 66 home games and 39-16 in their last 55 overall. The over is 34-15-2 in Canucks last 51 overall. The under is 5-2-1 in Bruins last 8 overall. The Canucks are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings in Boston and 5-2 in the last 7 meetings. The home team is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings.
The Vancouver Canucks continue to be horrible defensively, and those issues usually don’t fix themselves on the road on the end of a back to back. The Boston Bruins keep making a case as the best team in the league, and they’re playing high level hockey on both sides of the ice. I’m not stepping in front of the Bruins. Give me the home team and the PL for max betting value.