The Boston Bruins (5-2-2) and their Atlantic Division rivals the Montreal Canadiens (5-1-2) meet at TD Garden on Saturday evening.
The Bruins had a game prior to this against on home-ice against the Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday evening (result unknown at the time of writing), but prior to that, they had a run of four consecutive road games in Canada. They did lose the first three of those (two in OT), before recording a 4-1 win at the Ottawa Senators on Tuesday evening, with David Pastrnak scoring twice to take him to level with Auston Matthews (Toronto Maple Leafs) on 10 goals at the top of the leaderboard.
Another Bruins player, Patrice Bergeron, shares leadership with Matthews in terms of Points scored this season, with 16 to his name. Goaltender Jaroslav Halak sits third in the Goals per Game allowed stats this season, having conceded at a rate of just 1.74.
The Canadiens were also in action on Thursday evening, with a road trip to the Buffalo Sabres. The Habs last game prior to that saw them beat the Calgary Flames 3-2 at the Bell Centre on Tuesday evening. They owed that victory to their scoring three quickfire goals in just over three minutes late in the second period. Brendan Gallagher is the Canadiens leading goalscorer this season with five.
The Bruins are potential Stanley Cup contenders, so although the Canadiens have exceeded most predictions this season to date, they might struggle against the opposition of this quality. The Bruins will be firm favourites on the Money Line betting odds and are our tips to fully justify being so.
Pick: Money Line – Boston Bruins
Brendan Gallagher scores and makes sure Ben Harpur knows it pic.twitter.com/3nWXMiBeL6— Brady Trettenero (@BradyTrett) October 20, 2018