Boston Bruins Travels to Las Vegas to Face the Golden Knights
On Thursday, the Boston Bruins will head to the T-Mobile Arena to face off against the Vegas Golden Knights in a non-conference matchup. These teams are facing off for the second and final time as the Golden Knights picked up a 4-1 road win.
This season, the Bruins are fourth in the Atlantic Division (31-17-4, 66 points), while the Golden Knights are third in the Pacific Division (29-20-4, 62 points).
With the likes of left winger Brad Marchand, right winger David Pastrnak, center Chandler Stephenson, and center Jonathan Marchessault being on the ice, this should be a very intriguing and interesting matchup.
Two of the Greatest Teams in the NHL Clash Against One Another
The Bruins are eighth in the sport with a 23.7 power play percentage this season, so they have been able to dominate. Boston has been scoring well as they are averaging 2.88 goals on 35.3 shot attempts per game. Left winger Brad Marchand has been doing decently well as he has 52 points (23 goals, 29 assists) and scored five points in the previous four games.
Goaltender Linus Ullmark has been playing decently well this season as he is 17-8-1 with 2.76 goals with 90.9 percent of all saves. Boston has been doing well with their penalty kill as they are ninth in hockey at 82.3 percent. It has been a big reason why they are allowing 2.93 goals on 33.6 shot attempts per game thus far.
Vegas has been doing well offensively as they are scoring 3.17 goals on 33.6 shots this year. Center Chandler Stephenson has been leading the charge for the team as he has recorded 41 points (14 goals, 27 assists) this year and put up three points in his last three games. The Golden Knights are 21st in the NHL with an 18.5 power play percentage so far.
Vegas has been an average team so far with an 80.1 penalty kill percentage. Goalie Robin Lehner has been doing decent as he is 19-13-1, with 90.7 percent of all shots being saved and 2.86 goals per game allowed. The Golden Knights have been giving up 2.93 goals allowed on 29.9 shots faced.
Boston Bruins at Las Vegas Golden Knights Betting Predictions
These teams differ on the defensive side of the ice as the Bruins are allowing 1.5 goals in their previous four games while the Golden Knights are giving up 2.8 goals in that same stretch of games. The Bruins should be able to catch an average home team sleeping in this game as they are seeing the light at the end of the road trip.
Boston is 20-32 ATS this season while Vegas is 23-30 ATS so far, so neither team has an advantage in that aspect. All in all, go with the Boston Bruins to cover the puck line in this game.
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