Here's the Tale of the Tape for today's game between the B's and Pens:
Mar. 12 – BOS 2 @ PIT 3
Mar. 17 – BOS 1 @ PIT 2
Apr. 20 – PIT @ BOS
NEWS AND NOTES
* Today’s game was originally
scheduled for Friday night. It will be aired on NESN Plus.
* The Penguins have won 20 of their last 22 games, including a 6-4 victory over the Canadiens Wednesday night.
* The Bruins are two points back of the Habs for first in the division and have two games in hand.
Boston: 26-11-5, 57 points
(2nd in division, 4th in conference)
Pittsburgh: 33-10-0, 66 points (1st in division, 1st in conference)
BOS / PIT
GOALS: Brad Marchand (16) / Chris
ASSISTS: David Krejci (22) / Sidney Crosby (41)
POINTS: Marchand, Jagr (33) / Sidney Crosby (56)
PLUS-MINUS: Patrice Bergeron (+23) /
Pascal Dupuis (+30)
PIM: Milan Lucic (65) / Tanner Glass (57)
SHOTS: Tyler Seguin (136) / Pascal Dupuis (129)
TIME ON ICE: Zdeno Chara (24:51) / Kris Letang (25:38)
WINS: Tuukka Rask (17) / Marc-Andre
GAA: Tuukka Rask (1.99) / Marc-Andre Fleury (2.32)
SV%: Tuukka Rask (.929) / Marc-Andre Fleury (.917)
ON A ROLL
Boston: Jaromir Jagr (6 pts in last 5 GP), Dan Paille (4 pts in last 4 GP)
Pittsburgh: Brenden Morrow (6 pts in
last 2 GP), Pascal Dupuis (8 pts in last 4 GP)
Boston: Milan Lucic (1 pt in last 4 GP), Rich Peverley (0 pts in last 3 GP)
Pittsburgh: Matt Cooke (0 pts in last 7 GP), Brooks Orpik (0 pts in last 9 GP)
Boston: Jaromir Jagr has 41 points
in 42 career games against the Pens, 19 of which have come on the
Pittsburgh: Douglas Murray has three points in nine games for the Pens after notching just three in his first 29 games this year with the Sharks.
WHAT TO WATCH FOR
* Milan Lucic is all but guaranteed
to be the healthy scratch in this one, as No. 17 has just two goals
since Feb. 26. He’s missed just five of the Bruins last 206
regular season games. Let’s see how the team looks without
him in the lineup and how he responds to being the odd man out when
the B’s are in action again.
* Much like Wednesday’s game against Buffalo, we’re in for another emotional experience at TD Garden, as one suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing was killed and the other was captured on Friday night.
* Carl Soderberg will make his long-awaited (understatement!) NHL debut. Let’s see how quickly he can get acclimated.
Boston: TBD (Rask, presumably)
Pittsburgh: Tomas Vokoun (11-4-0, 2.57, .912)
Paille – Krejci – Horton
Marchand – Bergeron – Seguin
Soderberg – Kelly – Jagr
Campbell – Peverley – Thornton
Chara – Boychuk
Redden – Seidenberg
Ference – Hamilton
Kunitz – Jokinen – Iginla
Morrow – Dupuis – Bennett
Cooke – Sutter – Kennedy
Glass – Vitale – Adams
Orpik – Letang
Murray – Niskanen
Eaton – Despres