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.
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
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.
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
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.