Bruins vs. Devils Prediction
After turning things around in his last start, Tuukka Rask will look to lead the Bruins to victory tonight when Boston visits the Devils at 7:00PM ET.
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, the Bruins are -150 money line favorites over the Devils, who currently have +130 odds to pull off the upset at home. The total for tonight's game sits at 5 goals.
Rask won his first game since March 12 when he saved 25 of 26 shots in a 3-1 win over the Maple Leafs on Saturday night. He surrendered the first goal of the game to Ben Smith at 16:55 in the first period, but then was perfect the rest of the way. With the Bruins still in danger of falling into a wildcard battle, Rask needs to be sharp again tonight.
Scott Wedgewood will make another start for the Devils, who remain without starter Cory Schneider. Wedgewood has now dropped back-to-back games after winning the first two starts of his NHL career. The 23-year-old allowed three goals on 23 shots in Sunday's 3-2 loss to the Hurricanes and is now 2-1-1 with a 1.24 goals-against-average.
The Bruins have won 17 of the last 21 meetings between these two teams and are 6-1 in their last seven trips to New Jersey. The Devils are 2-9 in their last 11 games playing on one day of rest, are 1-5 in their last six games versus Atlantic opponents, and are 2-7 in their last nine games versus Eastern Conference foes.
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