Boston Bruins at New Jersey Devils Free NHL Picks & Odds
by Tony Sink - 3/17/2014
Tuesday, March 18th, 2014 4:00 PM on NESN, MSG+
Prudential Center, Newark, New Jersey
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The last time they played the Boston Bruins, the New Jersey Devils took advantage of power-play opportunities including scoring two power-play goals 23 seconds apart to take the lead and give them a victory of 4-3. The Bruins gave the Devils seven power-play opportunities throughout the game in which they cashed in on four of them. This is a game where the Bruins can truly blame their loss on their penalties, because the Devils' only goals in the game came while running on a power-play.
The Bruins got off to a quick start by scoring three in the first period. Two back-to-back goals by Torey Krug and Jarome Iginla came in at 7:52 and 9:19 in the first, giving them a two goal lead. The Devils disrupted that 2 goal lead with one of their own, scored by Adam Henrique on a power-play. But with 56 seconds left, the Bruins would strike again with a goal from Milan Lucic making their lead 3-2 going into the first intermission.
The Devils came out in the second period and defended well and put plenty of pressure in the attack zone. Then a Bruins' late second period penalty handed another chance for the Devils to score with an advantage, but this time with a 6-on-3 with a pulled goalie. Assisted by Patrik Elias and Michael Ryder, Marek Zidlicky took a shot from the point that beat goalie Tuukka Rask with 1:08 to play. After that the ice was restored back to a 5-on-4, where Andy Greene finished off the Bruins scoring a goal with 19:15 to play.
Boston is 18-13 straight up on the road this season
Boston is 18-10-3 against the over/under on the road this season
New Jersey is 16-15 straight up at home this season
New Jersey is 11-15-5 against the over/under at home this season
Injuries to Watch
12/28/13 D Dennis Seidenberg Knee out for season
12/07/13 LW Jay Pandolfo None has retired
02/28/14 D Adam McQuaid Quad out indefinitely
11/29/13 D Adam Larsson Knee out indefinitely
03/15/14 LW Ryan Carter Upper Body questionable Tuesday vs Boston
Tony's Pick: Take Boston
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