Boston -150 at New Jersey O/U 5
The Boston Bruins are looking to solidify a playoff spot with only two weeks left in the regular season. They snapped a season-worst five-game losing streak with a 3-1 victory over Toronto on Saturday night. Goaltender Tuukka Rask was solid in net with 25 saves and the Bruins’ power play unit picked up two goals -- their first multi-goal game with the man-advantage since February 20th. New Jersey heads into this contest still mathematically alive in the playoff race but a loss here would officially dash those hopes. The Devils are essentially just playing out the string and giving some of their younger players some ice time, most notably goalie Scott Wedgewood, who has started the last four contests. Starter Cory Schneider remains out with an undisclosed injury and will most likely be shut down for the year with just six games remaining. The 23-year-old Wedgewood has looked good with a 2-1-1 record and has allowed 1 goal or fewer in his first three starts. His strong finish to the season could solidify him as the backup for next season, making current backup Keith Kincaid expendable. This game is more important for the Bruins, who are trailing Tampa Bay by three points for the all-important second place spot in the Atlantic Division, which determines home ice for the first round. I think we see a tight game here from both clubs with the Bruins looking to not make any fatal mistakes against a defense-oriented squad like New Jersey. Play it under.