The Bruins are set to take on the defending Stanley Cup Champion Pittsburgh Penguins tonight in Pittsburgh. The Penguins (19-7-3) are looking to extend their six- game win streak to seven games tonight at home. The Bruins (16-12-3) are hoping to start a run of wins after their OT defeat of the Montreal Canadiens on Monday.
Tonight is the first of three meetings for these two teams this season. The Bruins went 3-0 against the Penguins last year.
Bruins placed Beleskey on IR today and recalled Matt Grzelcyk from Providence. He may get his first NHL start tonight in Pittsburgh.
Where to Watch
Time: 7:30 pm EST
Arena: PPG Paints Arena
Radio: 98.5 Sports Hub
Projected Line Up
Marchand- Bergeron- Backes
Schaller- Krejci- Pastrnak
Hayes-Spooner- Czarnik (Maybe Heinen)
Moore- Nash- Acciari
No defensive pairs have been set for tonight per Julien
K.Miller – C.Miller
What to Watch For
The Bruins played a hard, fast-paced game against Montreal on Monday night. The line changes didn’t immediately produce offense on Monday, but the switch up did seem to spark a bit more intensity in the forwards. These lines stand for tonight’s game.
The Penguins are coming off a 7-0 win on Monday night, which extended their winning streak to six games. In addition, Sidney Crosby has an eight- game point streak, and leads the league with 21 goals in 23 games this season. Malkin also has a home point streak of 12 games.
David Pastrnak, although he didn’t score Monday night, has been the star of the Bruins this season. Having both the #1 and #2 goal-scoring forwards on the ice tonight will make for some interesting chances, and some impressive goal tending .
Puck drops 7:30 pm in Pittsburgh.