Just the Facts
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
Goals: Jake Guentzel, 31
Assists: Sidney Crosby, 56
Points: Crosby, 87
Yeah, he’s... he’s still pretty good.
- 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.