Pittsburgh will try to avoid losing its seventh straight game to
Boston and also its seventh consecutive defeat overall.
The Penguins' latest loss came Monday in a 5-2 setback against
Ottawa despite a goal and an assist from Ryan Malone. Eric
Boguniecki also tallied for Pittsburgh, which has dropped 16 of
its last 17 games.
In losing all three games against the Bruins this season, the
Penguins have allowed a total of 19 goals. In fact, Boston has
won six straight meetings vs. Pittsburgh, yielding more than
five goals per game in that stretch.
The Bruins are coming off a 4-3 shootout loss to Carolina on
Saturday. Tim Thomas made 40 saves in regulation and overtime
before allowing the game-winner to Doug Weight in the shootout.
Defensemen David Tanabe and Brad Stuart and rookie Brad Boyes
scored in regulation for Boston, which dropped its second
straight game. Three of the Bruins' last five losses have come