Rangers, Bruins on NHL lines

A matinee between the New York Rangers and the Boston Bruins will lead off a busy Saturday of NHL betting action this weekend.

These are the two top teams in the Eastern Conference, but it’s the first head-to-head meeting this season between the clubs. Boston will likely be a home favorite in this contest at 5Dimes, but expect the Rangers to get lots of attention as well on the NHL betting lines.

Boston has been spectacular at TD Garden this season, but the Rangers have been equally sensational on the road. The Rangers won three of four against the Bruins last season, with two of those victories coming in Boston.

This has all the makings of an entertaining game that could go either way with the league's best offense in Boston taking on the toughest team to score on in the Rangers.

Montreal visits Toronto to take on the Maple Leafs at the Air Canada Centre in NHL betting action on Saturday night. Toronto will be a likely home favorite at 5Dimes when the struggling Canadiens come to town.

One shining light for Toronto this season has been their record at home, with 11 victories coming there before Thursday’s game with Minnesota at the Air Canada Centre. The Canadiens meanwhile have been dismal on the road, but a heated rivalry with Toronto could bring out the best in them.

The Maple Leafs have won both head-to-head matchups this season, with Toronto earning a shutout at home the last time they hosted Montreal. Seven of the last 10 matchups of these teams have made winners of UNDER bettors in totals betting.

Washington and Pittsburgh will do battle in an afternoon matchup on a slow day in NHL betting action on Sunday. The Penguins have played well at home and will be a likely home favorite at 5Dimes in this game.

The Capitals are into a playoff position and could get a high seed if they gain ground on the Florida Panthers in the Southeast Division. Washington had 25 wins before the weekend, but they have a losing record on the road and this game should bring out their best.

Washington has won four of the last five against the Penguins, including two in Pittsburgh. Five straight matchups have made winners of UNDER bettors in totals betting.

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