Anaheim Ducks (19-12-5) vs Boston Bruins (18-12-4) Live | NHL Hockey on Thursday, December 20, 2018 at 7:00 pm in TD Garden.
One night after using a three-goal milestone in a return win at Pittsburgh, the Anaheim Ducks were also victims of their franchise record offer for the seventh consecutive win on the road. Anaheim looks set to recover after a 3-1 loss at Madison Square Garden after a six-game trip to the Boston Bruins on Thursday night.
The Ducks also ended their four-game winning streak against the New York Rangers on Tuesday, scoring three goals in the last 20 minutes for just their second loss in 11 games (9-2-0). Anaheim has dominated the series against the Bruins in recent years, winning nine consecutive games and the last four visits to Boston. Having allowed nine goals in two consecutive defeats, the Bruins recovered with one of their best efforts in a matter of weeks with a 4-0 shutout in Montreal. “The positions are getting closer and closer, the points are really precious,” said defender Torey Krug of Boston. “It’s a great success for the rankings, it definitely creates the character and we hope to take advantage of it.”
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Anaheim Ducks vs Boston Bruins: Odds Line
The Line: Boston Bruins -164 / Anaheim Ducks +140 — More / Less: 6
Anaheim Ducks vs Boston Bruins: News
THE DUCKS (19-12-5):
Ondrej Kase’s brilliant red had a decisive pass on his team’s only goal in New York, giving him 11 points (six goals, five assists) in eight games against Anaheim. Starting goalkeeper John Gibson, who had the night before the Rangers after defeating Pittsburgh the night before, conceded six goals in a four-game winning streak and limited Boston to two goals by winning both games of his career. Ducks captain Ryan Getzlaf has also accumulated 17 points in the last 15 games, with a total of 29.
THE BRUINS (18-12-4):
The collective spirit of Boston boosted the collective spirit on Wednesday when center Patrice Bergeron and defender Zdeno Chara completed their first full training since their injury. More than a month ago. Although Chara has not yet been allowed to contact, Bergeron has no restrictions for a chest injury that has left him out for 15 games and his return to training seems imminent. “Bergie has made total contact and feels better,” Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy said. “I do not have a definite schedule, but it is progressing well and I could play this weekend.”
Anaheim Ducks vs Boston Bruins: bets
- Bruins C David Krejci scored four goals and six assists in seven games.
- Getzlaf scored four goals and 15 points in 16 games against Boston.
- Bruins F David Pastrnak has 11 points in his last seven games.
Anaheim Ducks vs Boston Bruins: Prediction
Ducks 3, Bruins 2