Free Pick
(NHL) Chicago vs. Boston, 12/11/2014 2:00 PM, Score: 3 - 2
Money Line: 113.00 Boston (Home)
Result: Loss
This is a Free #NHL play on the Boston #Bruins.

The Boston Bruins currently sit seventh in the Eastern Conference, barely holding down a playoff spot. They've been hampered by injuries all season long, but the good news is that veteran defenseman Zdeno Chara is back. He's missed the last 19 games with a torn ligament, but is due to suit up against the Blackhawks tonight.

Chicago has won seven straight, most recently in a shootout on the road at New Jersey on Tuesday. The Hawks are still without starting goaltender Corey Crawford, but Antti Raanta and Scott Darling have played well in relief.

This is a huge game for the Bruins at home, as they look to reclaim their spot as one of the elite teams in the Eastern Conference. Chicago comes in as a road favorite, despite the fact that Boston is 7-1-2 in the last 10 regular season meetings between the two clubs.

Tuukka Rask is normally incredibly tough to beat at home, boasting a record of 9-3-1 with a 1.99 GAA at TD Garden. The Hawks could have trouble matching the Bruins intensity tonight, as there is little sense of urgency after winning seven in a row.

Take BOS.


Jesse Schule