Montreal Canadiens vs Boston Bruins 02/12/2020 Picks, Predictions and Preview
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Montreal Canadiens vs Boston Bruins 02/12/2020 – Sunday’s game turned out to be a total jaw-dropper after cellar-dwellers Detroit Red Wings dropped the upset ax on the NHL’s best team Boston Bruins. Adding salt to the injury was the fact that the loss snapped the Bruins’ six-game winning streak, halting their momentum to further add cushion at the top of the league standings. They will try to bury the shock of the rude awakening when they host the Montreal Canadiens on Wednesday night inside the TD Garden. They are favorites to bounce back strong according to the updated NHL Odds as they are offered at -210 to win. The Canadiens are underdogs on the road at +175.
Montreal Canadiens vs Boston Bruins 02/12/2020
When: Wednesday, February 12, 07:30 PM ET
Where: TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts
TV: NBC Sports Network
Montreal Canadiens vs Boston Bruins 02/12/2020 Betting Odds:
Montreal’s own victory surge was also put to an end in their last game. Entering Monday’s clash against Arizona, they boasted a 5-1 tally in their last six while sitting on a three-game winning streak. With the Coyotes coming in well-prepared, the Montreal Canadiens got nipped, 3-2, in front of their home crowd. The loss is somehow a dent to the flow that they are trying to employ, likewise to their attempt to catch the playoff train. At fifth in the Atlantic, the Canadiens are seven points behind third-placed Toronto while trailing by eight points for a wildcard spot in the East.
Players to watch: Tomas Tatar (GP 58, G 20, A 32, PTS 52), Phillip Danault (GP 58, G 12, A 28, PTS 40), Brendan Gallagher (GP 48, G 19, A 18, PTS 37).
The Bruins overwhelmed all their assignments during the six-game winning run with a 21-7 domination. Everything was going well with them even surpassing the Washington Capitals at the top of the overall NHL ladder, until they got punched in the mouth by the worst team in the league, 1-3. But Boston does not want to dwell with the loss, putting their focus instead at the task at hand which is to beat Montreal. Wednesday’s tussle will be the fourth time the teams are going to meet on ice with the Bruins leading the season series so far, 2-1.
Players to watch: David Pastrnak (GP 57, G 38, A 40, PTS 78), Brad Marchand (GP 57, G 23, A 46, PTS 69), Patrice Bergeron (GP 48, G 23, A 24, PTS 47).
Montreal Canadiens vs Boston Bruins Betting Predictions
Canadiens are 4-0 in their last 4 vs. Atlantic.
Bruins are 5-0 in their last 5 games as a home favorite.
Canadiens vs Bruins Betting Picks
Sunday’s defeat against Detroit was a huge ego-hitter for the Bruins. With a loss like that, there is no way they are going to concede for a second in a row. Back them up to power past the visiting Canadiens, bringing them back on track while giving them a stronger grip of the top spot in the NHL.
Score Prediction: Canadiens 2, Bruins 4.