Carolina Hurricanes (36-23-6) at Boston Bruins (39-17-9)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at 7pm (TD Garden)
Line and Odds: Boston Bruins -1.5(+180) Over/Under +6
Free NHL Picks CAROLINA HURRICANES vs BOSTON BRUINS
Streaking Hurricanes and Bruins collide in Boston. Just before the start of the New Year, the Boston Bruins and Carolina Hurricanes have been two of the hottest teams in the NHL.
They have been riding an impressive 16 game point streak, and the Bruins (39-17-9, 87 points) look to keep the visiting Hurricanes (36-23-6, 78 points) from extending their great winning run to 6 matches in a row. Currently the Bruins are placed second in the Atlantic Division.
Following Saturday’s gutsy 1-0 victory over New Jersey, Boston is 12-0-4 since a regulation loss to New York Rangers on Jan 19. Its the Bruins longest point streak since an 18 game run (14-0-4) from Dec 16, 2017 to Jan 25, 2018. Brad Marchand scored early in the first period, and Tuukka Rask needed just 20 saves for his 44th career shutout Saturday, as Boston extended its home winning streak to a season-high seven games. “Can’t all be pretty ones,” Marchand, who has a goal in three straight games and 29 points in his last 20 games, told the Bruins’ official website. “At the end of the day, we got two points. In the regular season, that’s what you need. I’ll take it, and we’ll focus on the next one.”
Hurricanes have won their last 5 encounters and will look to equal it to their all time best. They sit at third spot in the Metropolitan Division with 78 points. The Hurricanes are 0-1-2 in their last three trips to Boston, but beat the Bruins 5-3 at home Dec. 23. Carolina last won six in a row during the 2009-10 season. Still embracing the “bunch of jerks” jeer from legendary commentator Don Cherry, the Hurricanes are coming off a 4-3 overtime win at Florida on Saturday. Sebastian Aho scored his 27th goal early in the extra session, and Petr Mrazekmade 31 saves for Carolina, which blew a 2-0 lead but rallied from down 3-2 to prevail.
“Every game is tough,” Aho, who has a goal in three straight games and 22 points in the last 18, told the Hurricanes’ official website. “We just have to play all 60 minutes.” Aho has recorded four goals with four assists in his last four games against the Bruins. According to the Hurricanes, McElhinney (17 wins) and Mrazek (16) are the first pair of goalies in club history with at least 16 victories in the same season.
Free NHL Picks BOSTON BRUINS vs CAROLINA HURRICANES
Inspite the fact that Hurricanes are unbeaten in their last 5 games, their chances of winning tomorrow are quite less keeping in mind their track record at TD Garden. Boston are very strong on their home turf and even they are 4-1 in their last 5 encounters.
Pick: Boston Bruins -1.5