The Boston Bruins, on a three-game losing streak, play the Minnesota Wild in a highly anticipated matchup. The Wild have a 2-5-2 record in games decided by one goal, while the Bruins have a +14 scoring differential.
The Boston Bruins, leading in the Atlantic Division with a record of 19-6-6, will face off against the Minnesota Wild, who are seventh in the Central Division with a record of 14-13-4. The game will take place in Saint Paul, Minnesota, at 7 p.m. EST. The FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK NHL LINE projects the Bruins as favorites with a line of -119, while the Wild have a line of -101. The over/under for the game is set at 6.
The Wild have a 2-5-2 record in games decided by one goal, reflecting a pattern of close matches. On the other hand, the Bruins have a +14 scoring differential, indicating their strength and consistency in goal-scoring and defense. The previous matchup between the two teams this season resulted in a 4-3 overtime win for the Wild.
Kirill Kaprizov leads the Wild with 11 goals and 19 assists, while Matthew Boldy has been in good form with seven goals and three assists in the last 10 games. For the Bruins, Brad Marchand stands out with 13 goals and 14 assists, and David Pastrnak has contributed six goals and six assists in the past 10 games.
Recent Performance and Injuries
In their last 10 games, the Wild have maintained a 7-3-0 record, demonstrating strong form with an average of 2.9 goals and 4.7 assists per game. Meanwhile, the Bruins have a 5-2-3 record, with an average of 2.6 goals and 4.1 assists per game. Both teams have faced minor injuries, with players like Sam Hentges, Jared Spurgeon, and Mats Zuccarello listed as out for the Wild, while the Bruins are missing players like Milan Lucic and Derek Forbort.