GAME DAY REPORT
Celina Pompeani and Sam Kasan discuss tonight's game between the Penguins and the Bruins. --Michelle Crechiolo
GAME DAY VIDEOSSidney Crosby Chris Kunitz Kris Letang Brandon Sutter --Michelle Crechiolo
THEY SAID IT--Michelle Crechiolo
BEHIND ENEMY LINES
Center Patrice Bergeron
Head coach Claude Julian
Forward Daniel Paille
Winger Reilly Smith
Tuukka Rask was the first goalie off the ice, which probably means he'll get the start in net tonight
D-man Dennis Seidenberg--Haley Sawyer & Joey Sykes
Head coach Mike Johnston had a few updates on tonight's lineup...
- Not official, but defenseman Paul Martin is really close to playing. If he isn't in the lineup tonight, then he will return Saturday in Montreal.
- Forward Marcel Goc is out tonight with a sickness.
- That means forward Zach Sill will be back in the lineup after missing 11 games with an upper-body injury.
Adams taping his twig
Coach Johnston and Tocchet talk strategy before tonight's game
Crosby gives Tocchet an earful
Geno fires one home
Oh hey there Bortz
Rust goes for a knuckler
Martin hopes to return tonight vs the Bruins--Haley Sawyer & Joey Sykes
MORNING SKATE INFO
The Pens are on the ice for their morning skate. The only healthy player absent is Marcel Goc. Paul Martin (undisclosed) is with the team and could play tonight for Pittsburgh. The team did not do line rushes during their session.--Sam Kasan
DIGITAL PREVIEW--Sam Kasan
SCOUTING THE BRUINS --Sam Kasan
START THE DAY
Good morning hockey fans. Tonight the Pens will host the Boston Bruins at CONSOL Energy Center.
- The Penguins finish a three-game homestand against the Boston Bruins (TV: NBC Sports Network; Radio: 105.9 the X) at CONSOL Energy Center.
- Pittsburgh enters tonight’s game having gone 7-2 in its last nine games at CONSOL Energy Center.
- The Penguins’ 15 home wins are tied with Tampa Bay for the most in the NHL.
- Pittsburgh is 8-1-1 in its last 10 games against Boston. The lone regulation setback during that span was a 3-2 loss on Dec. 7, 2013 at TD Garden. In that contest the Penguins scored first and held a 2-1 lead until Boston tied the game at 18:31 of the third period (David Krejci goal). Boston’s Zdeno Chara followed with the game-winner at 19:47 to steal two points for the Bruins.
- Here in Pittsburgh, the Penguins have won four straight games against the Bruins.
- The last seven games between Pittsburgh and Boston have been one-goal affairs.
- A win tonight would give the Penguins 25 wins by the midway point of a season for just the fifth time in franchise history (excludes lockout seasons).
Stick tap: Pens PR--Sam Kasan