Ducks at Bruins 12/20/18 - NHL Picks & Predictions

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Last Updated: 08/08/2019 at 9:01 AM ET

Ducks at Bruins 12/20/18 - NHL Picks & Predictions

The Anaheim Ducks look to bounce back from a loss when they continue an East Coast swing on Thursday to play the Boston Bruins. The Ducks lost on Tuesday to the New York Rangers 3-1. Anaheim opened the scoring in the second period with a goal by Pontus Aberg, but gave up three third period goals to lose by two.

Boston traveled north of the border on Monday night to play the Montreal Canadians and skated away with a 4-0 victory. Jaroslav Halak stopped all 22 shots he faced in net for Boston, while Joakim Nordstrom, Colby Cave, David Krejci and Brad Marchand each scored for the Bruins. The win snapped a two-game losing streak for the Bruins. Pontus Aberg leads the Ducks in goal scoring with 11. Ryan Getzlaf is the leader in assists with 20 and points leader with 29. John Gibson is 15-9-4 in net and has a goal’s against average of 2.52 and save percentage of .927. The Ducks are 29th in goals scored at 2.53, 8th in goals against at 2.81.

David Pastrnak leads the Bruins in goals scored with 21 and in points with 41. Brad Marchand is the team leader in assists with 23. Tuukka Rask is 8-7-2 in net with a goals against average of 2.57 and save percentage of .915. Boston on the season is 27th in goals scored per game at 2.74 and 2nd in goals against per game at 2.59.

Anaheim has dominated this head to head with Boston winning 13 of the last 16 overall and each of the last 4 played at TD Garden in Boston. The Ducks have won 6 of the last 7 on the road and 9 of the last 11 overall and this will make 10 wins in the last 12. Final Score Prediction, Anaheim Ducks win 5-2.

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