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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.

Tale of the tape
15-11-3 (5th, Metropolitan) 2015-16 Record 16-9-4 (4th, Atlantic)
1652-1604-383-108 All-Time Record 2995-2276-791-139
67-102-21-5 Head-to-Head
Regular-Season Record
0-1-1 Streak vs. Opponent 4-0-1
1-0-0 @ Boston Home/Road Streak vs. Opponent 2-0-1 vs. Pittsburgh
3 Stanley Cup Championships 6
10 Hall of Fame Members 48
Mario Lemieux Most Famous Alumnus Bobby Orr
7 Hart Trophy Winners 12
30 Postseason Appearances 69
Mark Recchi (1988-92; 2005-07) Best Player in Common Mark Recchi (2009-11)
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