Bruins visit the Penguins after shootout win

Boston Bruins (58-12-5, first in the Atlantic Division) vs. Pittsburgh Penguins (37-28-10, fifth in the Metropolitan Division)

Pittsburgh; Saturday, 3 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: The Boston Bruins visit the Pittsburgh Penguins after the Bruins defeated the Columbus Blue Jackets 2-1 in overtime.

Pittsburgh is 37-28-10 overall and 21-11-5 at home. The Penguins have allowed 242 goals while scoring 240 for a -2 scoring differential.

Boston has gone 27-8-2 on the road and 58-12-5 overall. The Bruins are 15-6-2 in one-goal games.

Saturday's game is the fourth time these teams match up this season. The Bruins won the previous meeting 6-5 in overtime.

TOP PERFORMERS: Sidney Crosby has 31 goals and 54 assists for the Penguins. Jake Guentzel has scored seven goals with three assists over the last 10 games.

Patrice Bergeron has scored 27 goals with 30 assists for the Bruins. David Pastrnak has seven goals and four assists over the last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Penguins: 4-6-0, averaging 2.7 goals, 4.5 assists, 3.3 penalties and 6.9 penalty minutes while giving up 3.2 goals per game.

Bruins: 8-2-0, averaging 3.2 goals, six assists, 5.3 penalties and 13.2 penalty minutes while giving up 1.6 goals per game.

INJURIES: Penguins: Marcus Pettersson: out (undisclosed), Nick Bonino: out (kidney), Dmitry Kulikov: out (lower body), Jan Rutta: out (undisclosed).

Bruins: Nick Foligno: out (lower-body), Jakub Lauko: day to day (upper-body), Derek Forbort: out (lower body), Taylor Hall: out (lower body).


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

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