After an emotional 24-hours, the Pittsburgh Penguins and Boston Bruins will face off at 12:30 at TD Garden in Boston. It’s the first game between the Penguins and Bruins after Jarome Iginla agreed to be traded to Pittsburgh instead of Boston. It’s also the first time this season that the Penguins will play future Hall of Famer Jaromir Jagr. Boston acquired Jagr at the trade deadline as a consolation prize, after missing out on Iginla.
“We’ll probably be a a little bigger in our lineup against them (Boston) and be different against Buffalo.”
– Dan Bylsma”
NEWS AND NOTES
Pittsburgh has beaten the Bruins in both of the previous meetings this year, five straight times overall and have won five in a row in Boston.
Both games this season between the two clubs have been one-goal games.
A win today secures the top spot in the Eastern Conference for Pittsburgh.
Boston is winless in their last three games (0-2-1).
Since the return of Kris Letang, the Penguins power play has gone 6-for-16 (37.5%) on the man-advantage.
Jaromir Jagr is tied for the Bruins team lead with 33 points and is tied for second with 15 goals.
Jagr has 42 points (21G, 21A) in 42 games against the Penguins in his career.
Pascal Dupuis has collected ten points (3G, 7A) in a six-game point streak. Duper is just three assists shy of 200 for his career.
Brandon Sutter scored his 10th and 11th goals of the season in the Penguins last game, it was his first two-goal game since March 12 against Boston. Sutter now has four-straight seasons with double-digit goals.
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