Vegas Golden Knights at Boston Bruins: Predictions, Odds and Betting Tips
Sunday November 11th, 11:00 pm ET
The Vegas Golden Knights pay a visit to TD Garden on Sunday evening to take on the Boston Bruins.
It’ll be the second half of a back-to-back and the third game in four nights for the Boston Bruins, as they look to solidify their claim as legitimate Stanley Cup contenders. The Bruins have been fantastic on home ice winning five of their first six games at TD Garden this season, but will definitely be feeling the effects of a hectic week.
The Bruins have one of the loudest buildings in the league though and their fans will be even more fired up for a Veterans Day showdown against the league’s newest franchise. It will be far from a walk in the park for them, but given the Golden Knight’s poor record on the road the home side will like their chances of getting the job done.
Vegas has only won two of their opening eight games away from T-Mobile Arena and will not have an easy night against the Bruins. While Jaroslav Halak has been making headlines for his brilliant play in net, Tuuka Rask reminded people why he entered the season as the starter for Boston with a strong performance against the Dallas Stars on Monday night. It remains to be seen who will start for Boston against Vegas, but there won’t be much of a dip in quality regardless of who gets the nod.
The biggest issue facing the Golden Knights to start the season is there lack of scoring. They have just 34 goals after their first 15 games, an area that needs to be improved on if they want to get back to the playoffs for the second consecutive season. They also lost winger Erik Haula on Tuesday when he down with an injury against the Toronto Maple Leafs. Expect him to be out of the line-up for this one.
- Total goals under 6
With Vegas struggling to find the back of the net and the Bruins stellar defensive record, expect to see a rather low scoring affair on Sunday evening.
- Bruins to win
The Golden Knights have struggled on the road and Boston has been terrific at home. The Bruins may enter this game a little tired, but will still fancy their chances of collecting two points.
Head to Head
Vegas and Boston met twice last year, with each team winning one game in their own building.
- Only the Los Angeles Kings have scored less goals than the Vegas Golden Knights after 14 games played.
- Only the Arizona Coyotes have conceded less than the Boston Bruins after the first 14 games of the season.
- Brad Marchand of the Boston Bruins scored the 13th overtime goal of his career against the Dallas Stars on Monday night to move into a five-way tie for 10th place in NHL history.