The Pittsburgh Penguins don't need long memories to recall their last meeting with the Boston Bruins -- on Monday, they blew a 2-0 lead in the final 3:30 of regulation and saw what looked like an uncomplicated home victory turn into a 4-2 loss.
The Penguins will try to avenge that defeat when they visit TD Garden for a 1 p.m. ET faceoff with the Bruins, the first of 12 games on Saturday's NHL schedule. The Pens are coming off a 5-2 win at Montreal on Wednesday, while the Bruins outscored Philadelphia 7-5 on Thursday for their third win in a row.
After the lone afternoon game on the schedule, the action resumes with six games at 7 p.m. ET.
In Toronto, the Leafs are back home after going 3-1-0 on their road trip to host the struggling Calgary Flames. Montreal tries to bounce back from the loss to Pittsburgh when it hosts the New York Rangers in a rematch of Tuesday's 2-1 victory at New York. That game can be seen in the United States on the NHL Network and in Canada on RDS and CBC's Hockey Night in Canada. Buffalo, coming off a 3-2 win against Carolina on Thursday, visits the Islanders, who lost 6-4 at home to Ottawa on Thursday. Tampa Bay is at Carolina in a Southeast Division game, New Jersey continues a road trip with a stop in Florida and Columbus visits Detroit in the back end of a home-and-home series.
At 8 p.m. ET, Chicago travels to Nashville for the start of a home-and-home series that concludes Sunday night in the Windy City. The Hawks have had a couple of days off after blanking Colorado 4-0 on Wednesday, while the Predators had their six-game winning streak snapped with a 3-2 loss at Florida on Thursday.
Also at 8, Atlanta visits Dallas and Anaheim travels to Phoenix, where the Coyotes will be trying for their fourth win in a row after beating Toronto 5-1 on Thursday. The Ducks are coming off a 7-4 home win against St. Louis on Wednesday.
Edmonton, coming off a 5-2 win at San Jose on Thursday, heads down the coast for a visit to Los Angeles, where the Kings are just 1-6-0 as they enter the finale of an eight-game homestand. St. Louis, which won 3-1 in Los Angeles on Thursday for its first victory of 2011, travels north to visit the Sharks, who've dropped six in a row overall and have lost their last six games at HP Pavilion.