Boston Bruins 52 pts (23-10-6)


Pittsburgh Penguins 45 pts (21-19-3)

7:30 p.m. ET

PPG Paints Arena – Pittsburgh, PA


Radio:98.5 FM The Sports Hub

Season Series/Schedule

Date      Game                                    GWG

11/24     PIT 3 @ BOS 4                    David Pastrnak

1/7         BOS @ PIT          

3/1         PIT @ BOS          

Team Leaders

Bruins                                                                   Penguins

David Pastrnak, 35           Points                   Phil Kessel, 45

Brad Marchand, 16          Goals                    Phil Kessel, 17

David Pastrnak, 20           Assists                 Phil Kessel, 28

The Boston Bruins are right back at it tonight after beating up on the Carolina Hurricanes.  They will play their final game before their five-day bye week at the Pittsburgh Penguins.

The Bruins took down the Pens 4-3 back on November 24 thanks to goals from David Krejci, Matt Grzelcyk, Sean Kuraly and David Pastrnak.  Anton Khudobin made 20 saves for the win, but he will not play tonight after getting the start in Carolina.

Tuukka Rask will start tonight.  He is 9-6-2 with a 2.30 goals-against average, a .926 save percentage and two shutouts in 17 career games versus Pittsburgh.

Outside of the goaltending swap, we can’t imagine why Bruce Cassidy would make any other lineup changes coming off of last night’s 7-1 win.

The Bruins lost both games at the PPG Paints Arena last year, but have had quite a bit of success against the back-to-back Stanley Cup Champions going 9-1-2 in their last 12 games versus the Penguins.

Probable Bruins Lineup


Brad Marchand - Patrice Bergeron - David Pastrnak

Jake DeBrusk - David Krejci - Ryan Spooner

Danton Heinen - Riley Nash - David Backes

Tim Schaller - Sean Kuraly - Noel Acciari


Zdeno Chara - Charlie McAvoy

Torey Krug - Brandon Carlo

Matt Grzelcyk - Kevan Miller


Tuukka Rask (14-8-3, 2.09 GAA, .925 save %, 2 SO)


D-Adam McQuaid (leg) out

Probable Penguins Lineup


Dominik Simon - Sidney Crosby - Daniel Sprong

Carl Hagelin - Evgeni Malkin - Patric Hornqvist

Conor Sheary - Jake Guentzel - Phil Kessel

Tom Kuhnhackl - Riley Sheahan - Ryan Reaves


Olli Maatta - Kris Letang

Ian Cole - Justin Schultz

Matt Hunwick - Jamie Oleksiak


Tristan Jarry (7-3-2, 2.17 GAA, .928 save %, 2 SO)


D-Chad Ruhwedel (upper-body) out, LW-Bryan Rust (upper-body) out, C-Carter Rowney (upper-body) day-to-day, D-Brian Dumoulin (concussion) day-to-day

Source: lineups via Daily Faceoff & Left Wing Lock
Image Credit: AP