Boston Bruins at Anaheim Ducks 12/1/2014 Free NHL Picks & Predictions
by Josh Schonwald - 11/30/2014
Monday, December 1, 2014 at 10:00 PM ET
Honda Center in Anaheim
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The Boston Bruins, who have lost two out of their last three games away from home, will go on the road on Monday night to face the Anaheim Ducks. Last season, the Bruins and the Ducks each picked up a win in their two-game regular season series.
Against the Winnipeg Jets on Friday, the Bruins snapped their two-game losing streak when they won 2-1 in overtime. Goalie Tuukka Rask had a great game in that win, stopping 35 of the 36 shots he faced.
Through 24 games, the Bruins are in the top half of the league in goals against by only giving up 2.4 goals per game. Rask now has an 11-6-1 record on the season with a 2.31 GAA and a .919 save percentage. Their top offensive player has been center Carl Soderberg, who has five goals and 12 assists so far this year.
On Saturday night, the Ducks gave up three first-period goals to the San Jose Sharks and ended up losing that game 6-4. They struggled on the power play in that game, going scoreless on all five of their chances with the extra man.
The Ducks have only allowed 2.5 goals per game this season, and their penalty kill has stopped 84.1 percent of opposing power plays. Right wing Corey Perry has a team-high 14 goals in just 20 games played, while center Ryan Getzlaf has seven goals and leads the team in assists with 15.
Injuries to Watch
11/29/14 C David Krejci Hip out indefinitely
11/22/14 LW Anthony Camara Illness out indefinitely
11/19/14 D Adam McQuaid Thumb expected to miss 6-8 weeks
11/07/14 D David Warsofsky Groin out indefinitely
10/24/14 D Zdeno Chara Knee expected to miss 4-6 weeks
10/05/14 C Marc Savard Concussion out for season
11/30/14 GO Jason LaBarbera Hand "?" Monday vs. Boston
11/28/14 D Clayton Stoner Virus out indefinitely
11/28/14 D Francois Beauchemin Finger out 4-6 weeks
11/14/14 LW Dany Heatley Groin out indefinitely
11/04/14 GO John Gibson Groin expected to miss 6 weeks
11/01/14 D Shea Theodore Elbow out indefinitely
10/31/14 D Mark Fistric Back out indefinitely
10/27/14 D Ben Lovejoy Finger expected to miss 6-8 weeks
10/04/14 D Sheldon Souray Wrist out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Anaheim
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