Boston Bruins will travel across the country to take on the Los Angeles Kings on Monday
The Bruins are fourth in the Atlantic Division (29-17-4, 62 points), while the Kings are third in the Pacific Division (27-17-7, 61 points) so far this year.
With players like left winger David Pastrnak, left winger Brad Marchand, and center Anze Kopitar on the ice as well as their goaltenders, we should be in for a solid game.
Right winger David Pastrnak has been leading the charge for Boston this season as he is eighth in the NHL in goals as he has 49 points (27 goals, 22 assists) and has posted four points in his previous two games.
The Bruins are playing well on the offensive side of things as they are scoring 2.88 goals on 35.2 shot attempts per game this season. They are also tied for sixth in the sport with a 25 power play percentage, so they need to continue providing pressure if they want to win here.
The Boston Bruins are currently 2.74 goals given up on 28.4 shot attempts so far this year. Goalie Linus Ullmark has been doing pretty well as they are 16-8-1 and giving up 2.79 goals allowed with a .909 save percentage this season. As a team, the Bruins are 11th in the sport with an 82.1 penalty kill percentage, so they are doing a decent job at stopping when down a man.
Kings Doing King Stuff
Los Angeles Kings has been a good offensive team as they are currently scoring 2.86 goals on 35.6 shot attempts per game. Center Anze Kopitar has been doing well as he has provided 47 points (14 goals, 34 assists) this season.
The Kings are struggling on the power play as their 16.8 power play percentage is 26th in the National Hockey League thus far, so they need to step up to do well here.
Goaltender Jonathan Quick has been a decent player thus far as they are 13-10-6 while allowing 2.61 goals with a save percentage of .911 right now.
The Kings are the fourth-worst team in the sport with a 75 penalty kill percentage this season. As a whole, they are allowing 2.71 goals on 28.4 shot attempts per game so far, so they will need to shut down the Bruins offense if they want an additional two points from this game.
Both teams are playing very well this season, and the spread is going to be with the Bruins +1.5 on the puck line.
However, Boston is nowhere in the stratosphere as of late offensively as they are scoring 2.4 goals in their previous five games while Los Angeles is averaging 3.8 goals in that same stretch of games.
The Bruins are 19-31 ATS this season while the Kings are 31-20 ATS as of this writing so go with Los Angeles to dominate and cover the spread.
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