Crosby and Pittsburgh face Boston

Pittsburgh Penguins (24-11-2, third in the East Division) versus Boston Bruins (18-10-5, fourth in the East Division)

Boston; Saturday, 1 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM: Sidney Crosby leads Pittsburgh into a matchup against Boston. He is ninth in the league with 40 points, 14 goals and 26 assists.

The Bruins are 18-10-5 against East Division teams. Boston averages 9.9 penalty minutes per game, the second highest in the NHL. Trent Frederic leads the team and serves a total of 53 minutes.

The penguins are 24-11-2 against the rest of their division. Pittsburgh is 10th in the Nhl with 8.5 points per game, an average of 3.2 goals and 5.4 assists.

The teams meet for the second game in a row.

TOP PERFORMER: Brad Marchand leads the Bruins with 14 goals, adds 23 assists and collects 37 points. David Pastrnak has scored three goals in the last 10 games for Boston.

Crosby has 40 total points, scored 14 goals and a total of 26 assists for the penguins. Kris Letang has made eight assists in their last 10 games for Pittsburgh.

LAST 10 MATCHES: Bruins: 5-4-1, average 2.2 goals, 4.1 assists, 3.3 penalties and 7.4 penalty minutes while giving up 2.3 goals per game with a saving of 0.919 percent.

Penguins: 7-2-1, an average of 3.2 goals, six assists, 3.5 penalties and 8.1 penalty minutes, while 1.6 goals per game are possible with a saving of 0.950 percent.

INJURIES: Bruins: Brandon Carlo: day in and day out (upper body), Tuukka Rask: day in and day out (upper body).

Penguins: Teddy Blueger: out (upper body).


The Associated Press created this story using Sportradar technology and data provided by Data Skrive.

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