Bruins vs. Penguins Game 2 Preview: Foot on the gas

Bruce Bennett

The Bruins have a good opportunity to go home to Boston up 2-0 on the Penguins. Can they do it?

Just the Facts

Game Time: 8:00 PM, Consol Energy Center, Pittsburgh, PA. TV Broadcast: NBCSN, CBC, RDS. Radio Broadcast: 98.5 The Sports Hub.

Record: Bruins 1, Penguins 0

The Other Side's SB Nation Site: Pensburgh

Get Tickets here: Boston Bruins Tickets

Penguins projected lines

Kunitz - Crosby - Dupuis
Iginla - Malkin - Neal
Cooke - Sutter - Kennedy
Morrow - Jokinen - Adams

Orpik - Martin
Eaton - Letang
Murray - Niskanen

Vokoun

Bruins projected lines:

Lucic - Krejci - Horton
Marchand - Bergeron - Jagr
Peverley - Kelly - Seguin
Paille - Campbell - Thornton

Chara - Seidenberg
Ference - Boychuk
Krug - McQuaid

Rask

Preview:

Man EVERY TIME I mention a defenseman not playing, he plays. Every one of these previews looks stupid. Andrew Ference has been walking around in a boot today, but he should probably be in again tonight. Watch this be wrong.

The Bruins' gameplan tonight needs to be the same as in the latter half of game 1: keep calm, agitate a little, and keep neutralizing the Penguins' top two lines. They were pretty darn effective at it in game 1; if they can carry that over, things should go pretty well.

Rumor has it that Marc-Andre Fleury might be in for Tomas Vokoun. It's the first time the Penguins have trailed a series in the playoffs; the Bruins have now won all three of their game 1's. So it's a new situation for the Penguins this year; might provide motivation for them to step it up, or it might throw them off. We'll see.

If you need a pick-me-up to pump yourself up today, here is a fun video that you have all probably seen by now. Game faces on, people.

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