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Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Boston Bruins NHL Prediction, Pick, and Preview 4/2/2022

The Columbus Blue Jackets takes on the Boston Bruins on 4/2/2022 at 07:05 PM.

Columbus Blue Jackets and Boston Bruins face off today. The Columbus Blue Jackets has a record of 32.0-31.0 this season. The Boston Bruins is 42.0-20.0 this season. Both have players to meet and know.

Columbus Blue Jackets 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 0.7 shots per game in power play situations per game against them. Opponents force Columbus Blue Jackets into 2.9 penalty kill situations per game, which puts them among the best in the NHL. They have a penalty kill rate of 77.55%, which is below average.

Opponents take 35.3 shots per game regardless of situation, this needs to be corrected now and they are below average at keeping the puck from getting in the net.

Columbus Blue Jackets Team Offense Preview

They score 2.6 goals per game in even strength situations. This is an average NHL offense. 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 2.6 power play opportunities per game this season and that places them among the worst at getting power play opportunities. This means that they score on 18.54% of their shots on the power play, they would be considered mediocre in these situations.

They take 30.3 shots per game regardless of situation. They are not getting enough shot attempts as they would probably like and they are average in their shot quality.

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 and this is a sign of strength. 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 81.6%, which is average.

Opponents take 28.9 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 23.96% of their shots on the power play.

They take 35.7 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.

The Columbus Blue Jackets Roster

The Players to Watch for Columbus Blue Jackets

Zach Werenski D

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is -13.0 this season, he may need to see minutes cut or his role shifted at some point – we shall see. He has scored 10 goals this season, he is an average scoring threat and he has 32 assists this season, he is an above average distributor. This puts him at 42 points this season, which makes him a significant offensive player on his team. He makes 5.1% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Vladislav Gavrikov D

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is -1.0 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 25 assists this season, he is an above average distributor. This puts him at 30 points this season, he is an average offensive contributor. He makes 6.3% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Andrew Peeke D

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is -15.0 this season, he may need to see minutes cut or his role shifted at some point – we shall see. He has scored 1 goals this season, he is not as much of a factor as a scorer and he has 13 assists this season. This puts him at 14 points this season, he is a below average offensive contributor. He makes 1.8% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.





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 16.0 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 37 assists this season, he is a strong distributor. This puts him at 45 points this season, which makes him a significant offensive player on his team. He makes 6.2% 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 8 assists this season, he is not as engaged as a distributor. This puts him at 13 points this season, he is a below average offensive contributor. He makes 4.5% 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 12.9% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Boston Bruins Prediction, Picks, and Odds


Prediction: Columbus Blue Jackets 3 Boston Bruins 2

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