The Pittsburgh Penguins will play their second game under new coach Mike Sullivan when they visit the Boston Bruins in the Wednesday Night Rivalry game (8 p.m. ET; NBCSN).
The Penguins named Sullivan as their coach Saturday after firing Mike Johnston. It’s his first job as an NHL coach since being fired by the Bruins after the 2005-06 season. After that, he served as an assistant for three teams before working in player development for the Chicago Blackhawks in 2014-15.
Pittsburgh and Boston had a total of 94 shots on goal Monday, but neither won its game. The Penguins had 45 shots but lost 4-1 to the Washington Capitals in Sullivan’s first game. The Bruins outshot the Edmonton Oilers 49-24 but lost 3-2 in overtime.
It’s the first of a home-and-home between the teams, who play again Friday in Pittsburgh.
||Tale of the tape
|15-11-3 (5th, Metropolitan)
||16-9-4 (4th, Atlantic)
||Streak vs. Opponent
|1-0-0 @ Boston
||Home/Road Streak vs. Opponent
||2-0-1 vs. Pittsburgh
||Stanley Cup Championships
||Hall of Fame Members
||Most Famous Alumnus
||Hart Trophy Winners
|Mark Recchi (1988-92; 2005-07)
||Best Player in Common
||Mark Recchi (2009-11)