NHL Betting: Boston will be no tea party for the Rangers

Boston continue to be one of the pace setters in the East. Rather disappointingly for the New York Rangers, they are merely one of the chasing pack. 

This is already their third meeting of the year with a home win apiece, but they won't see each other again for a long time unless they get thrown together in the play-offs. 

A stat that perfectly displays the Bruins ability to do the little things well is their league best face-off win percentage at 58%. 

That's absolutely huge in terms of controlling puck possession and indeed the game. Go for a Boston win in TD Garden at 2.20.

Thrashed 5-0 by Washington on Saturday, Florida must do battle with the Capitals again. They at least have the advantage this time of playing on home ice.

For a pair of clubs that made the play-offs in 2012, it's beginning to look a little desperate down the bottom of the East. Defensively it's just not working and neither has found any clear consistency in attack, apart from the Caps' Mike Ribeiro. 

Washington are 2.60 here and if that latest result isn’t a false dawn, then it could be good value considering the talent on their roster.

Fans in Chicago get to see their table topping team for the first time in over two weeks. Anaheim are in the Windy City and looking to ruin the Blackhawks’ return to United Center. 

After emerging from a slugfest with St Louis with two points, the Ducks remain the closest challenger to the Blackhawks in the West, so tonight is a great chance to reel them in. 

Up front they are very evenly matched, with two of the best offenses in the NHL, but Chicago look to have the overall edge,taking in to account the entire season. 

They burned me last time out, so go with the Hawks to march on at 1.95. Patrick Kane is on his own phenomenal run too and has at least a goal in his last five games. He's 2.70 to add another tonight.

Best Bet: Boston Bruins to win at 2.20

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