Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Game Day Report: Penguins vs. Bruins

Its a Wednesday night Rivalry game!  The Bruins are hosting the Penguins at 7:30 PM.  With a lot on line for both teams... this should make for a great game...  The Bruins are currently at 32 wins, 22 losses, 6 OT for a total of 70 points.  That puts them in one of the two wild card spots.  The Penguins are as you guessed in the second wild card place.  They are behind by only 2 points.  The penguins current record is 30 wins, 20 losses 8 OT for a total of 68 points.

This is going to be an important game for both teams.  IF the Bruins can win in regulation, that would put them 4 points ahead of the Penguins.  Thus given them a slightly more comfortable lead.  In the last two home games they have given up an astonishing 15 goals total!  A 6 to 4 loss to the Blue Jackets and 9 to 2 blow out against the Kings.  The Kings game also featured a video for Milan Lucic.  His first game back to Boston on a visiting team.

The Penguins are looking for a big win against the Bruins.  In an effort to help making a bigger margin between them and NJ Devils.  They are currently at 67 Points.  The main concern for the Penguins is star player Evgeni Malkin still out.  He is currently 23 Goals, 26 Assists for a total of 49 points.  The veteran blue liner Ben Lovejoy is out "long term".   The team has recalled Steve Oleksy to help make up for his absence.

Tonight should be a battle of two elite goalies.  Both have 4 shut outs for the season.   Fluery  is at 2.37 GAA and SV% of .921.  Rask currently stands at 2.60 GAA and SV% .915.  Should either falter tonight that will be the deciding factor of who wins this Wednesday night Rivalry.

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