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PREVIEW: Boston Bruins head to Pittsburgh for Sunday faceoff against the Penguins

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Boston is looking for any additional injection to their lineup, continuing to draw on veteran experience.

NHL: Boston Bruins at Pittsburgh Penguins
Mr. Bruise at work along the boards against the flightless birds.
Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

PREVIEW

Just the Facts

Who: The Boston Bruins (41-17-9, 91 pts, 2nd in Atlantic) visit the Pittsburgh Penguins (36-22-9, 81 pts, 3rd in Metropolitan Division)

What: Just when we thought lines were steady, Lee Stempniak rolls right on through. WHATEVER, BRUCE.

When: 7:30 PM ET

Where: PPG Paints Arena, Pittsburgh, PA

How to watch: NBCSN, TVAS

Rival SBN site: Pensburgh

Know Your Enemy

Team Leaders

Goals: Jake Guentzel, 31

Assists: Sidney Crosby, 56

Points: Crosby, 87

Yeah, he’s... he’s still pretty good.

Game Notes

  • A doubleheader for both teams means that there is likely to be a grinder of a game - players trying to slog through an extra night of effort without rest.
  • Lee Stempniak, patient for so many months, is getting some NHL-speed trial runs. The team signed him and have been testing his full-speed play. (Three minutes in the first period last night doesn’t exactly inspire confidence.)
  • Crosby has 12 points in his last five games. The ‘Kid’-turned-Man is still a world-class talent.
  • The Bruins have found creative ways to win lately, and in the second half of a back-to-back, the pressure is elevated. Fortunately, Pittsburgh is also coming off a game night.