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Colorado vs. Boston,
02/10/2019 15:00 EDT,
Score: 1 - 2
Money Line: -183 Boston
6* Boston (3:05 ET): Both teams played Saturday. For Colorado, the result was an all-too familiar one as they lost 4-3 (in overtime) to the Islanders. It was their sixth loss in a row overall. Earlier in the season, it was looking as if the Avs' top line of Rantanen-Landeskog-MacKinnon would be enough to carry this team into the playoffs for a second straight year. But now they find themselves second from the bottom in the Central, only one point ahead of the lowly Blackhawks.
The Bruins were 5-4 winners (in OT) yday as they beat the Kings. It was Boston's third win in the last four games and it should be noted that in the one loss, they blew a 3-1 third period lead. To me, the B's remain a pretty safe bet to get back to the playoffs, but right now they'd have to settle for being a Wild Card w/ 68 points. The good news though is that they are only one point back of third place (Montreal) in the Atlantic and three back of second place (Toronto).
Colorado's lack of depth has come back to bite them and the bottom line is that no matter how talented the top line is, the team isn't going to win much when it's giving up four or more goals in every game. I realize the last two losses both came in OT, but they've still allowed 4+ goals every time during the six-game slide. Boston, meanwhile, is top three in the league in goals allowed per game. I don't think an afternoon game, on the road, is where Colorado "figures things out." It's not only the second game of a back to back, but also their third road game in four days. The Bruins are simply the better team here and priced appropriately. 6* Boston