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Bruins host Penguins in Wednesday Night Rivalry

by John Kreiser

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.

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Mario Lemieux Most Famous Alumnus Bobby Orr
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