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B's Know Pens Will Be Ready

by Staff Writer / Boston Bruins
BOSTON -- Today, the Boston Bruins will take on the Pittsburgh Penguins for the second time in five days.

Boston Bruins' Mark Recchi, top, celebrates his first-period goal with Patrice Bergeron (37) during an NHL hockey game against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Pittsburgh on Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2010. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
On Monday night, the Boston Bruins were in Pittsburgh to take on the Pens and won the game in thrilling comeback fashion.

Down 2-0 with just over three minutes to play, the B's scored four unanswered goals to defeat the Penguins 4-2.

Since returning to Boston, the Bruins have continued their momentum with a 6-0 win over Ottawa on Tuesday and a 7-5 win over Philadelphia on Thursday.

But Pittsburgh has also taken a lesson from Monday night's game as they put on a strong showing against Montreal on Wednesday night and beat the Canadiens 5-2.

"They're a good hockey club -- and not by accident -- and you know I think we've got a lot of respect for those guys and we know that there's some character there," said Boston Bruins Head Coach Claude Julien after the team's practice Friday morning in Wilmington, Mass.

"The roof was there against Montreal in the last game, so to me there was no doubt they were the better team, so we should expect no different tomorrow night.

"They're going to come back [strong] and as you know we've beaten them twice in their building and there's extra motivation for them to come into our building and want to do the same."

That said, Boston has three straight wins, two of those coming in the first half of the B's current four game home stand.

"Obviously we want this one pretty bad, so we've go to make sure we're ready and play hard," said Bruins forward Patrice Bergeron.

"You know, we've seen some of the highlights in Montreal of their game...and they played well, so obviously they're gonna be ready to play against us."

---Hannah Becker
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