Penguins Face Bruins in Boston this Thursday

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Bruins and Pens are Hot as a Pistol

The Pittsburgh Penguins and Boston Bruins have been two of the three hottest teams in the NHL since January 1. Following an eventual trade deadline, the squads face off on Thursday (7 PM ET) for a preview of a likely Eastern Conference playoff matchup.

Oddsmakers have the Bruins as -125 moneyline favorites. The total is sitting at 6U is -115.

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The Boston Bruins made one of the biggest splashes this trade deadline. They picked up the former 40-goal scorer Rick Nash from the New York Rangers. With 84 points on the season and 21 games still to play, the Bruins look poised to give Tampa Bay a run for their money.

The battle for top spot in the East could be a good one. They’ll be without the best all-round player on their team for an indefinite period. Patrice Bergeron suffered a fractured foot while blocking a shot on Saturday.

Pittsburgh was active at the trade deadline as well. They picked up Derek Brassard from the Ottawa Senators. Brassard is set to slot in as the team’s third line centre behind Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin.

This will give the Penguins arguably the best top three centre combination in the NHL. The Pens also suffered injury news this this week. Matt Murray was diagnosed with a concussion and will be out indefinitely.



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Team Records

Pittsburgh Penguins

Last 107-2-14-1-03-1-16-2-02-0-17-3
vs Div13-6-07-3-06-3-09-5-04-1-010-9
vs EAST0-00-00-00-00-00-0
vs WEST0-00-00-00-00-00-0

Boston Bruins

Last 106-4-02-1-04-3-06-4-00-0-07-3
vs Div12-4-25-2-17-2-112-4-10-0-15-13
vs EAST0-00-00-00-00-00-0
vs WEST0-00-00-00-00-00-0


Away Team Overall Scoring vs Home Team Overall Defense3.2572.512
Away Team Away Scoring vs Home Team Home Defense2.81142.395
Away Team Road Powerplay vs Home Team Home Penalty Kill27.78182.0217
Home Team Overall Scoring vs Away Team Overall Defense3.2382.9718
Home Team Home Scoring vs Away Team Road Defense3.29123.1919
Home Team Home Power Play vs Away Team Road Penalty Kill22.331285.323

Head To Head Summary

TeamrecordO/UAVGshotspower play goalspower play percentagepenalty kill percentagepower play chances

Head To Head Detail

DateAwayaway scoreHomehome scorelineTotalO/Uaway shotshome shotsAway Power Play GoalsHome Power Play GoalsAway Power PlaysHome Power PlaysAway PP%Home PP%Away PK%Home PK%
Jan 7, 2018BOS5PIT6-1135.5O25350223066.733.3100
Nov 24, 2017PIT3BOS41085.5O2033101210001000
Jan 26, 2017PIT3BOS4-1235.5O2237115520208080
Jan 22, 2017BOS1PIT5-1405.5O4536014101000100
Dec 14, 2016BOS3PIT4-1685.5O4437024405050100
Feb 24, 2016PIT1BOS5-1205.5O422900100100
Dec 18, 2015BOS6PIT2-1055O3432104525010075
Dec 16, 2015PIT0BOS3-1415U3429013402575100
Mar 14, 2015BOS2PIT0-1255U3030004300100100
Jan 7, 2015BOS3PIT2-1325P2439002400100100

NHL Betting Trends

Team Last 5 Games

Pittsburgh Penguins

DateOpponentscoreResultlineshotsshots againstpower playpenalty killopposing goalieLocation
Feb 27, 2018NJ2-3L-19038380/20/1Keith KinkaidH
Feb 24, 2018FLA5-6L-12637301/13/3Roberto LuongoA
Feb 23, 2018CAR6-1W-12539281/12/2Cam WardA
Feb 18, 2018CLB5-2W11823370/02/2Sergei BobrovskyA
Feb 17, 2018TOR5-3W-13339320/11/2Frederik AndersenH

Boston Bruins

DateOpponentscoreResultlineshotsshots againstpower playpenalty killopposing goalieLocation
Feb 27, 2018CAR4-3W-18332320/21/3Scott DarlingH
Feb 25, 2018BUF1-4L-25535240/44/5Chad JohnsonA
Feb 24, 2018TOR3-4L-11723360/21/3Frederik AndersenA
Feb 20, 2018EDM3-2W-12944200/31/1Cam TalbotA
Feb 19, 2018CAL2-1W-12532290/22/3David RittichA


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