Penguins visit the Bruins after Guentzel’s 2-goal game
Pittsburgh Penguins (43-22-11, third in the Metropolitan) vs. Boston Bruins (45-24-5, fourth in the Atlantic)
Boston; Saturday, 12:30 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: The Boston Bruins host Pittsburgh after Jake Guentzel scored two goals in the Penguins’ 6-3 victory over the Islanders.
The Bruins are 26-15-2 in conference games. Boston ranks eighth in the Eastern Conference averaging 3.1 goals per game, led by David Pastrnak with 38.
The Penguins are 25-14-6 in conference games. Pittsburgh ranks fourth in the Eastern Conference averaging 5.8 assists per game, led by Sidney Crosby with 0.8.
In their last meeting on Feb. 8, Pittsburgh won 4-2. Danton Heinen scored two goals for the Penguins.
TOP PERFORMERS: Charlie McAvoy leads the Bruins with 44 assists and has 52 points this season. Patrice Bergeron has 11 points over the last 10 games for Boston.
Guentzel leads the Penguins with 37 goals and has 78 points. Crosby has 14 points over the last 10 games for Pittsburgh.
LAST 10 GAMES: Bruins: 5-5-0, averaging 3.7 goals, 6.4 assists, 5.5 penalties and 14.8 penalty minutes while giving up 2.9 goals per game with an .897 save percentage.
Penguins: 4-5-1, averaging 3.9 goals, 6.9 assists, 3.4 penalties and 7.8 penalty minutes while giving up 3.1 goals per game with a .908 save percentage.
INJURIES: Bruins: Hampus Lindholm: day to day (lower body), David Pastrnak: day to day (undisclosed).
Penguins: None listed.
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.