NHL Picks: Bruins at Maple Leafs

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The Boston Bruins are in Toronto looking for a win against the Maple Leafs team they’ve beaten four-straight this season


Boston is 5-7-0 this season when playing for the third time in four nights


When the puck dropped in Toronto’s most recent home game, the fans had already burst into menacing chants about what Brian Burke should do with now former head coach Ron Wilson. The Panthers won that game 5-3, the Leafs losing streak had reached five-straight and Wilson was gone a few days later.


Randy Carlyle skipped his team to a 3-1 win in Montreal Saturday but Toronto is still just 2-9-1 in its past 12 and the wins were against teams ranked 14th and 15th in their respective conferences.


Tim Thomas will start for Boston and he’s 18-6 lifetime vs. the Leafs but he’s been a bit ordinary the past while, giving up 29 goals in his last 11 appearances (5-5).


Toronto’s power play has clicked four times in its past three games after going scoreless in four-straight (0/8) and they’ll need plenty of ammunition to grab a win in front of Jonas Gustavsson. The token No. 1 goalie for the league’s 28th ranked goals against club (3.05) is 2-3-1 vs. the Beantowners with a 3.08 GAA.



Pinnacle Sports offers this game at Boston -132 and 5.5 Under (-112) and while the Bruins are tempting, the total between these teams has cashed six times in the past seven. As Boston looks to avoid its second three-game losing streak of the season, take this game to go “Over” the number.

Pick: Take the Over


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