Calgary Flames vs Boston Bruins 02/25/2020 NHL Predictions, Spread and Picks
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Calgary Flames vs Boston Bruins 02/25/2020 – The Boston Bruins continue to lead the pack in the NHL as the Presidents’ Trophy is now within their reach. Not even the worst loss of the season they suffered the last outing could dampen their trust on the team’s personnel as they stuck the same core for the remainder of the season with only minor modifications during Monday’s trade deadline that saw Danton Heinen leave their side for Nick Ritchie of the Anaheim Ducks. They are set to host the Calgary Flames a day after the trade deadline, looking to further secure their seat at the top of the league. The Bruins are favorites inside the TD Garden on Tuesday according to the NHL Vegas Odds, priced at -220. The Flames, meanwhile, will try to buck a +180 underdog price.
Calgary Flames vs Boston Bruins 02/25/2020
When: Tuesday, February 25, 07:00 PM ET
Where: TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts
TV: Sportsnet West
Calgary Flames vs Boston Bruins 02/25/2020 Betting Odds:
Calgary Flames blew a two-point edge twice against the Bruins on Friday that ended in a 4-3 loss at home but quickly bounced back with a 4-2 victory against the Red Wings in Detroit to start a five-game road trip on a winning note. The Flames got defensemen Erik Gustafsson and Derek Forbort from Chicago and Los Angeles, respectively, from Monday’s deadline as Calgary seeks to bolster their position for the Playoffs which is currently at the top wild-card spot in the West.
Players to watch: Matthew Tkachuk (GP 62, G 20, A 31, PTS 51), Johnny Gaudreau (GP 63, G 16, A 36, PTS 52), Elias Lindholm (GP 63, G 27, A 23, PTS 50).
The defense was nowhere to be seen as the Bruins allowed the Vancouver Canucks to score nine goals last Saturday which ended a five-game winning streak and served them just their second defeat in 13 games. But Bruce Cassidy refused to dwell on it and just expressed his excitement towards his team’s addition of Nick Ritchie. The 24-year-old left wing has accounted for just eight goals and 19 points in 41 games for the Ducks but the Bruins are expecting him to provide quality play when called up by Cassidy, especially at this juncture of the season where messing around is no longer part of the playbook.
Players to watch: David Pastrnak (GP 63, G 45, A 43, PTS 88), Brad Marchand (GP 63, G 24, A 54, PTS 78), Patrice Bergeron (GP 54, G 29, A 24, PTS 53).
Calgary Flames vs Boston Bruins Betting Predictions
Flames are 4-0 in their last 4 games as a road underdog.
Bruins are 8-0 in their last 8 home games following a road trip of 7 or more days.
Flames vs Bruins Betting Picks
The Bruins will not have to claw back from a deficit this time as they will deny the Flames from starting out strong in their home ice. Boston will race out of the gates like bullies as they grind on securing their status as the NHL’s best team this regular season.
Score Prediction: Flames 2, Bruins 4.