Back on the road for the Nashville Predators as they travel north in search of their first road win of 2023-24 to take on the mighty Boston Bruins.
The Predators put together a complete 60-minute effort on Thursday at home to get the 3-0 shutout over the Seattle Kraken. It was Juuse Saros‘ 21st career shutout.
The Bruins will bring a much more potent offensive attack, something the Predators are trying to match. The Predators have racked up 30-plus shots on goal in each of their first two games after finishing 23rd in the NHL and averaging under 30 shots per game last season.
Jeremy Swayman has been confirmed as the Boston starter in net, while the Predators have confirmed that Saros will get his third consecutive start.
Injury Report for Nashville Predators vs. Bruins
Luke Schenn missed the game against the Kraken on Thursday due to a lower body injury that has him listed as day-to-day. This shook up the Predators defensive pairs, placing Dante Fabbro on the top pair with Roman Josi, and Tyson Barrie to the bottom pairing with Jeremy Lauzon.
The Bruins have no injuries to report against the Predators, their second opponent of 2023-24. They beat the Chicago Blackhawks 3-1 on Wednesday.
Players to Watch
Looking at the Bruins, you better always have David Pastrnak circled on your scouting report, and even if you do, honestly it’s not going to matter much. He’s still going to get his looks and force Saros to make some spectacular saves to keep him from scoring.
Brad Marchand has been with the Bruins since 2009 with 948 games. He tallied an assist in the season opener vs. Chicago.
Filip Forsberg has 12 career games against the Bruins and has enjoyed some moderate success with nine points and a game-winning goal.
Saros has five career games against the Bruins, carrying a 2-2-1 record with really strong numbers with a .927 save percentage and 2.60 GAA.
Date & Time for Preds @ Bruins
Predators at the Bruins is scheduled for a 6 P.M. CDT puck drop on Saturday. The Predators took a gutsy 2-1 win at Boston on March 28th of this year on the back of a goal from Glass and 35 saves from Saros.
How to Watch & Listen Preds @ Bruins
You can watch in the Nashville market on Bally Sports South, and in the Boston market on NESN.
You can listen locally on the Predators’ flagship stations 102.5 The Game.
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Out of market Predators games are also available through ESPN+ as part of their Power Play package.
Betting Odds for Preds @ Bruins
The Bruins come into this game as favorites at home over the Predators with a spread of -1.5 goals and a significant money line favorite at -176, per FanDuel. You can get the Predators at +146.
The over/under for this game is set at 5.5 goals. We could be in store for a classic goalie duel between Saros and Swayman.
For futures odds, the Predators odds to win the Central Division have gotten longer, going from +2000 to +2100. For the Stanley Cup, you can take the Predators at +8500, near the bottom of the NHL.