Boston Bruins vs. Ottawa Senators Pick
The Bruins have Tuukka Rask and Jaroslav Halak as a pretty decent 1-2 punch in net. With Halak starting last night, the Bruins will go to Rask against the Sens in Ottawa on Sunday. Conversely, the drop off from Anderson to McKenna is pretty substantial. If Anderson were to go to the IR with an injury, the Senators are going to be in even more trouble than they already are defensively.
Anderson owns a 3.58 GAA and 0.906 save percentage, so it seems a little ridiculous saying there is a drop off from that, but Anderson, like last night, has bailed his awful defence out often. McKenna hasn’t been as fortunate in that regard. He owns a 4.66 GAA and 0.879 save percentage.
Despite an impressive performance to hold the Penguins to 1 goal last night, the Sens are the only team who have allowed an average of 4 goals per game. So, either way, whether it’s Anderson or McKenna they’ve had their issues. Their offence has kept the team above water, with 3.47 goals per game to put them in the top-5 in scoring. At home, that number goes up to 3.88 goals per game.
While the Bruins hadn’t been scoring the puck before last night, the Senators look like a good team for them to keep it going against. I think it’s best for them that they get right back on the ice tonight fresh off the 6 goals they scored on the Leafs just a night ago. If you are looking for some NHL action on Sunday, I’d take a look at the OVER in Ottawa.