Boston Bruins vs. Chicago Blackhawks 2019 NHL Winter Classic
Date and Time: Tuesday, January 1, 2019, 1 p.m. ET
Location: Notre Dame Stadium, South Bend, Indiana
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Bruins vs. Blackhawks TV Coverage: NBC
Boston Bruins Record and Metrics
The Boston Bruins have been in good recent for at Offshore sportsbooks with four payouts in their last six games. Boston has also gone over the total in six of their last ten matchups. Boston now stands at 21-14-4 with 15-23-1 under the total. The Bruins are in fourth place in the Atlantic Division standings. Boston ranks 25th in the NHL for goal scoring, fifth for the power play, second for goals against, and 17th for penalty killing.
Chicago Blackhawks Record and Metrics
The Chicago Blackhawks are one of the hottest teams on the board in any sport at Online sportsbooks. Chicago has won five of their last six games with seven of their last 10 going over the total. The Blackhawks now stand at 15-20-5-1 with 22-16-3 over the total. Chicago is in sixth place in the Central Division. The Blackhawks rank 19th in the NHL for goal scoring and 24th for the power play. Defensively Chicago ranks 30th for goal scoring and 31st for the penalty kill.
Head to Head Serie
Boston has had the recent slight edge in this head to head series with four wins in their last seven games against the Blackhawks including two payouts in the last three meetings. Chicago and Boston have gone under the total in three of their last four matchups. This is the first meeting of the season between the Bruins and Blackhawks.
Bruins to Watch
Boston left wing David Pastrnak has emerged as a star and scoring threat. Pastrnak posted 34 goals in 2016-17 followed by 35 goals with 45 assists last season. This year he has 23 goals with 25 assists to lead the B’s. 41-year-old defenseman Zdeno Chara remains a large presence as team captain. Also figuring as offensive threats are left wing Brad Marchand (12 goals, 29 assists), and center Patrice Bergeron (12 goals, 19 assists).
Blackhawks to Watch
The Blackhawks are led by right wing Patrick Kane who remains one of the most skilled and electrifying superstars in the NHL. Kane leads the Blackhawks with 22 goals and 28 assists. “Captain Serious” Jonathan Toews has added 16 goals with 19 assists.
Between the Pipes
Chicago’s top goaltender, Corey Crawford, is again out with concussion symptoms which kept him out of the lineup for the second half of last season. 24-year-old Collin Delia has been impressive with a .957 save percentage in three starts. Veteran backup Cam Ward is a liability with his .886 save percentage.
The Boston tandem of Jaroslav Halak and Tuukka Rask has been solid. Halak has a .928 save percentage while Rask is at .912.
Bruins vs. Blackhawks Betting Odds Free Picks
Both the Bruins and Blackhawks will attract plenty of action with gamblers that judge them as the Best odds choice. Chicago will have more of the home ice advantage as their fans are just 90 minutes away. The Blackhawks are in great form and should continue their momentum.
Bruins vs. Blackhawks Betting Pick: Bet the Chicago Blackhawks
Bruins vs. Blackhawks Score Prediction: Blackhawks 3, Bruins