Friday, December 18, 2015
Consol Energy Center
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The Boston Bruins travel to Consol Energy Center to play the Pittsburgh Penguins on Friday, December 18, 2015. The opening line for this game has the Bruins at -119 and the Penguins at +108. The over/under has been set at 5.
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Boston comes into this matchup having played 30 games. They have an overall record of 17-9-4 and on the road they have a record of 10-2-2. Currently they are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 96 goals and given up 80 goals for a point differential of +16. Pittsburgh shows up with a record of 15-12-3 including 8-5-2 at home this season. They are 5th in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 68 goals and surrendered 74 for a goal differential of -6.
Patrice Bergeron has accumulated 30 total points this season for the Bruins. He has 9 goals this season with 97 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 9%. He has a total of 21 assists on the season and averages 20 minutes played per game. David Krejci has averaged 20 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 15% by scoring 9 goals on 62 shots. He has 20 assists giving him a total of 29 points on the season. Tuukka Rask has 12 wins and 7 losses this season in net for the Bruins. He has had 638 shots against him and has given up 53 goals. He has made 585 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Sidney Crosby has accumulated 19 total points this season for the Penguins. He has 6 goals this season with 86 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 7%. He has a total of 13 assists on the season and averages 20 minutes played per game. Evgeni Malkin has averaged 19 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 15% by scoring 14 goals on 91 shots. He has 13 assists giving him a total of 27 points on the season. Marc-Andre Fleury has 13 wins and 10 losses this season in net for the Penguins. He has had 764 shots against him and has given up 57 goals. He has made 707 saves for a save percentage of 93%.
The Bruins have 38 total points this season. They have scored 95 goals while giving up 79 goals. They have had 85 power play opportunities and have scored 25 goals on those chances for a percentage of 29%. The Bruins have allowed 110 power play opportunities and given up 22 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 80%. They average 30 shots per game and as a team are shooting 10.41% for the season to this point. They allow 29 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 91%.
The Penguins have a total of 33 points on the season. They have 15 power play goals on 101 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 15%. They have allowed 103 power play opportunities and have given up 17 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 83%. As a team, the Bruins have a total of 67 goals scored while they've given up 72 goals to this point. They average 31 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 7.15%. As a team they give up 32 shots per game and have a save percentage of 92%.
Boston Bruins Betting Trends
The Boston Bruins are 16-13 straight up
The Boston Bruins are 15-13-2 against the over/under
Pittsburgh Penguins Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Penguins are 14-15 straight up
The Pittsburgh Penguins are 9-16-5 against the over/under
Boston Bruins Injuries
12/15/15 C Zac Rinaldo Upper Body expected to miss 1 week
12/09/15 LW Joonas Kemppainen Upper Body expected to miss at least 3 games
11/04/15 RW David Pastrnak Foot out indefinitely
11/03/15 C Chris Kelly Leg expected to miss 6-8 months
Pittsburgh Penguins Injuries
12/16/15 C Nick Bonino Illness "?" Friday vs Boston
12/15/15 GO Marc-Andre Fleury Concussion expected to miss 1-2 weeks
12/14/15 RW Beau Bennett Shoulder expected to miss 4-6 weeks
12/11/15 D Kris Letang Upper Body out indefinitely
12/08/15 RW Pascal Dupuis Blood Clot has retired
Josh's Pick: Take Pittsburgh
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