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The Boston Bruins and Anaheim Ducks meet Tuesday in NHL action at the Honda Center. The Boston Bruins look to build on their five-game winning streak. The Anaheim Ducks need a win after losing six of their last eight games.
The Boston Bruins are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 24.2 percent of their power play opportunities. David Pastrnak leads Boston with 28 goals, Brad Marchand has 29 assists and Patrice Bergeron has 184 shots on goal. Defensively, the Boston Bruins are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 82.4 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Linus Ullmark has given up 72 goals on 795 shots faced, and Jeremy Swayman has allowed 46 goals on 618 shots.
The Anaheim Ducks are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 24.7 percent of their power play opportunities. Troy Terry leads Anaheim with 27 goals, Trevor Zegras has 26 assists and Rickard Rakell has 123 shots on goal. Defensively, the Anaheim Ducks are allowing 3 goals per game and are killing 81.9 percent of their opponent’s power plays. John Gibson has given up 106 goals on 1,197 shots faced, and Anthony Stolarz has allowed 44 goals on 533 shots.
The Bruins are 14-6 in their last 20 road games and 4-0 in their last 4 overall. The Ducks are 2-5 in their last 7 home games and 2-6 in their last 8 overall. The under is 5-0-2 in Bruins last 7 overall. The over is 5-2 in Ducks last 7 overall. The Bruins are 1-5 in the last 6 meetings in Anaheim and 3-10 in the last 13 meetings.
The Boston Bruins have caught fire over the last week and are coming off a blowout win last night. The Anaheim Ducks are riding the struggle bus right now, and their defensive effort is heading in the wrong direction. Even with the rest advantage, backing the Ducks is a tough sell at the moment, especially with the Bruins proving they can win on the end of a back to back. Give me the Bruins and the PL for max betting value.