Game Preview: Boston Bruins at Pittsburgh Penguins


This is the third meeting between these two teams this season. In both of those games, each one ended in Overtime, and each has each won one. The Bruins are on a seven game point streak (6-0-1), and currently sit in the second wild card spot in the East. Penguins Defenseman Christian Ehroff could return to game action in this game, and he hasn’t played since January 28th. The Penguins played against Edmonton at home on Thursday, and won 6-4.


Boston Bruins:

Brad Marchand-Patrice Bergeron-Reilly Smith

Milan Lucic-Ryan Spooner-David Pastrnak

Chris Kelly-Carl Soderberg-Loui Eriksson

Daniel Paille-Gregory Campbell-Max Talbot

Zdeno Chara-Dougie Hamilton

Torey Krug-Adam McQuaid

Dennis Seidenberg-Matt Bartkowski

Tuukka Rask

Niklas Svedberg

Healthy Scratches: Brian Ferlin and Zach Trotman

Injuries: Kevan Miller (Shoulder), David Krejci (MCL), and Brett Connolly (Finger)

Scoring Streaks: Ryan Spooner (3G,5A in 8 games), Milan Lucic (3A in 3 games), and David Pastrnak (2G,1A in 3 games)

Notes: Defenseman Zach Trotman was called up for emergency purposes yesterday. It is unsure if he will be slotted into the lineup. If he does, he can possibly play instead of Bartkowski.

Pittsburgh Penguins:

David Perron-Sidney Crosby-Patric Hornqvist

Chris Kunitz-Evgeni Malkin-Blake Comeau

Daniel Winnik-Brandon Sutter-Beau Bennett

Nick Spaling-Maxim Lapierre-Steve Downie

Paul Martin-Kris Letang

Derrick Pouliot-Ben Lovejoy

Rob Scuderi-Ian Cole

Marc Andre Fleury

Thomas Greiss

Scratched: Craig Adams

Injuries: Olli Maatta (upper body), Christian Ehroff (Concussion), and Pascal Dupuis (Blood Clots)

Scoring Streaks: Sidney Crosby (2G,2A in 2 games), David Perron (1G,2A in 2 games), and Kris Letang (2A in 2 games).

Notes: Christian Ehroff can be slotted in tonight, after suffering a concussion in January. I am unsure where he will slot, but I will edit this post when I find out more. Foward Maxim Lapierre is expected to play in his 600th NHL game tonight.


Boston Bruins: 35-22-10, 2nd Wild Card spot in East

Pittsburgh Penguins: 39-18-10, 3rd in Metropolitian.



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