Bruins vs. Rangers Prediction
The Bruins could be without their starting goaltender when they try to avoid a season-worst four-game losing streak tonight when they take on the Rangers.
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, the Rangers are -140 money line favorites over the Bruins, who have odds of +120 to pull off the upset. As for the total, the number currently sits at 5 goals.
It's uncertain if Boston goalie Tuukka Rask will be available tonight when the Bruins visit the Rangers at 8:00PM ET. Rask only faced 20 shots in the team's 2-1 loss to the Kings on Saturday, but a puck hit him in a spot with little padding during one save and knocked the wind out of him. He missed practice on Tuesday with an undisclosed problem, although its uncertain if the issue stemmed from Saturday's incident. Jonas Gustavsson would get the start tonight if Rask is unable to play.
Henrik Lundqvist made 32 saves in the Rangers' 2-1 win over the Bruins in the most recent meeting between these two teams on January 11. After losing nine of his previous 10 starts against the Bruins (including playoffs), Lundqvist picked up the win.
Boston has won 10 of the previous 12 matchups between these two teams but has dropped four of its last five games enter tonight. New York is also 23-9 in its last 32 home games and 15-5 in its last 20 games playing on one day of rest.
WEDNESDAY NHL FREE PICK: NEW YORK RANGERS -140