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Boston Bruins vs. Detroit Red Wings NHL Prediction, Pick, and Preview 4/5/2022

The Boston Bruins takes on the Detroit Red Wings on 4/5/2022 at 06:35 PM.

Boston Bruins and Detroit Red Wings face off today. The Boston Bruins has a record of 44.0-20.0 this season. The Detroit Red Wings is 26.0-34.0 this season. Both have players to meet and know.

Boston Bruins Team Defense Preview




They give up 2.0 goals per game in even strength situations and this puts them among the best in the NHL. Opponents shoot 0.6 shots per game in power play situations per game against them, which is among the lowest in the NHL. Opponents force Boston Bruins into 3.2 penalty kill situations per game, which means they may be too aggressive or wrongfully aggressive. They have a penalty kill rate of 82.11%, which is average.

Opponents take 28.7 shots per game regardless of situation, they actively fluster opponents and are among the best in the NHL… and they are average at keeping the puck from getting in the net.

Boston Bruins Team Offense Preview

They score 2.4 goals per game in even strength situations. This is an average NHL offense. They score 0.7 goals per game in power play situations. They are average in power play situations, nothing special here. Thus far, they have had 2.9 power play opportunities per game this season. This means that they score on 23.74% of their shots on the power play.

They take 35.8 shots per game regardless of situation, they are getting their share of shot attempts and they are among the least efficient shooting teams in the NHL so far this season.

Detroit Red Wings Team Defense Preview

They give up 3.0 goals per game in even strength situations, they are below average on the defensive end. Opponents shoot 0.8 shots per game in power play situations per game against them and this needs to be brought down. Opponents force Detroit Red Wings into 2.7 penalty kill situations per game and they have kept penalties down relative to the rest of the NHL. They have a penalty kill rate of 71.96%, which is among the worst in the NHL.

Opponents take 33.5 shots per game regardless of situation and they are among the worst in the NHL at goaltending right now.

Detroit Red Wings Team Offense Preview




They score 2.3 goals per game in even strength situations. They have a below average offense by NHL standards. They score 0.5 goals per game in power play situations and they would be considered below average with an advantage. Thus far, they have had 2.8 power play opportunities per game this season and this would be considered below average, it may improve though. This means that they score on 17.53% of their shots on the power play, they would be considered mediocre in these situations.

They take 29.7 shots per game regardless of situation. They are not getting enough shot attempts as they would probably like and the shots taken are less likely to find the net than most NHL teams.

The Boston Bruins Roster

The Players to Watch for Boston Bruins

Charlie McAvoy D

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is 19.0 this season, which generally means good things when he is on the ice. He has scored 8 goals this season, he is an average scoring threat and he has 41 assists this season, he is a strong distributor. This puts him at 49 points this season, which makes him a significant offensive player on his team. He makes 6.1% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Brandon Carlo D

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is 5.0 this season. He has scored 5 goals this season, he is not as much of a factor as a scorer and he has 9 assists this season, he is not as engaged as a distributor. This puts him at 14 points this season, he is a below average offensive contributor. He makes 4.4% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

David Pastrnak RW

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is 10.0 this season, which generally means good things when he is on the ice. He has scored 38 goals this season, which is among the best in the NHL and he has 33 assists this season, he is an above average distributor. This puts him at 71 points this season, which makes him a very significant offensive player in the NHL. He makes 12.5% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.





The Detroit Red Wings Roster

The Players to Watch for Detroit Red Wings

Moritz Seider D

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is -6.0 this season, his impact has not necessarily been positive yet. He has scored 5 goals this season, he is not as much of a factor as a scorer and he has 39 assists this season, he is a strong distributor. This puts him at 44 points this season, which makes him a significant offensive player on his team. He makes 3.4% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Filip Hronek D

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is -27.0 this season, he may need to see minutes cut or his role shifted at some point – we shall see. He has scored 5 goals this season, he is not as much of a factor as a scorer and he has 30 assists this season, he is an above average distributor. This puts him at 35 points this season, he is an average offensive contributor. He makes 4.5% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Lucas Raymond LW

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is -19.0 this season, he may need to see minutes cut or his role shifted at some point – we shall see. He has scored 22 goals this season, he is a scoring threat and he has 30 assists this season, he is an above average distributor. This puts him at 52 points this season, which makes him a significant offensive player on his team. He makes 13.8% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Boston Bruins vs. Detroit Red Wings Prediction, Picks, and Odds


Prediction: Boston Bruins 2 Detroit Red Wings 4

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