Bruins vs Golden Knights Prediction NHL Picks Today 2/29

Bruins vs Golden Knights Prediction NHL Picks Today 2/29

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Preview: Vegas Golden Knights vs. Boston Bruins

 

Vegas Golden Knights

Preview

The upcoming clash between the Vegas Golden Knights and the Boston Bruins promises an exciting showdown at TD Garden. This preview aims to delve into the matchup, analyzing player statistics, recent team performances, and offering insights into what we can expect from this highly anticipated game on February 29, 2024, at 5:00 PM.

Team Overview

The Vegas Golden Knights, currently second in the Pacific Division, have been displaying a strong performance throughout the season. With a solid roster and a determined mindset, they have consistently challenged their opponents, both offensively and defensively.

Goaltender Comparison

Name Wins L OTL SO GA/G SV%
Logan Thompson 17 11 5 1 2.74 .907
Aaron Hill 15 5 2 2 2.26 .927

Scoring Leaders

Mark Stone leads the Vegas Golden Knights' scoring charts with an impressive 53 points, comprising 16 goals and 37 assists.

Injury Report

  • Robin Lehner (G) - IR-LT (Estimated return: Apr 18)
  • William Carrier (LW) - IR (Estimated return: Mar 4)
  • Jack Eichel (C) - IR-LT (Estimated return: Mar 2)
  • Brett Howden (C) - IR (Estimated return: Feb 29)

Team Stats

Category Value
GF/G 3.19
GA/G 2.80

Recent Performances

The Golden Knights have displayed a mix of results in their recent outings. They secured a convincing victory against the Maple Leafs (2/27), showcasing their offensive firepower and defensive resilience.

 

Boston Bruins

The Bruins bring a losing streak into their matchup with the Vegas Golden Knights. With a record of 34-12-14, second in the Atlantic Division, the Bruins aim to turn their fortunes around and secure a much-needed victory at home.

Team Overview

The Boston Bruins have experienced a challenging period in their recent games, suffering defeats in several matchups. Despite putting up spirited performances, they fell short against opponents like the Kraken (2/26), Canucks (2/24), and Flames (2/22), highlighting areas for improvement.

Goaltender Matchup

In goal for the Bruins, Jeremy Swayman has stood strong, boasting 18 wins and maintaining a goals against average (GA/G) of 2.49, coupled with a save percentage (SV%) of .920. Swayman's resilience provides a solid foundation for the Bruins' defensive efforts, instilling confidence in his teammates.

Scoring Leaders

David Pastrnak stands out as the top scorer for the Boston Bruins, amassing a remarkable 85 points, including 38 goals and 47 assists. Pastrnak's offensive creativity and goal-scoring instincts make him a constant threat in the opposition's defensive zone.

Injury Report

The Boston Bruins are dealing with injuries to key personnel such as Hampus Lindholm, Matthew Poitras, Milan Lucic, Derek Forbort, and Matt Grzelcyk. These absences could potentially affect the team's performance and strategy on the ice.

Team Stats

Let's take a look at the team statistics to gain insights into their performance throughout the season:

Team GF/G GA/G SF/G SA/G PIM PPG PCT PPGA PCT SHG SHGA
Boston Bruins 3.32 2.70 30.2 31.5 601 43 23.2% 39 81.4% 5 0

Recent Performances

The Boston Bruins have experienced a challenging period in their recent games, suffering defeats in several matchups. Despite putting up spirited performances, they fell short against opponents like the Kraken (2/26), Canucks (2/24), and Flames (2/22), highlighting areas for improvement.

 

Prediction

Given the Bruins' recent struggles and the Golden Knights' momentum, expect Vegas to emerge victorious in this matchup. The Golden Knights have the offensive firepower and defensive stability to overpower the Bruins, especially considering their recent form.

Pick: Vegas Golden Knights ML

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