Photo: flickr wstera2 Writer: Jimmy Gold
On Sunday in the NHL, we've got a match-up between the Boston Bruins and the Pittsburgh Penguins. The Pittsburgh Penguins are coming off a 7-1 win over the Carolina Hurricanes on Friday. Trevor Daley scored in the first period. Carl Hagelin scored in the second period. Conor Sheary had a multi goal game. Conor Sheary has been solid this year with 31 total points. Chris Kunitz scored once for the Pittsburgh Penguins. Phil Kessel had a big night with 1 goals and 1 assists. Evgeni Malkin had a big night with 1 goals and 1 assists. It's been a good year so far for Evgeni Malkin, he has 52 points. The Boston Bruins have not played since Friday.
Marc-Andre Fleury is expected to get the call here. His team gave him a large workload in his last game, allowing 6 goals on 34 shots. He has gone 2-2-0 in his last 6 games facing the Boston Bruins.
Tuukka Rask will try to be a brick wall in net for the Boston Bruins. He last played on Friday and put together a 0.955 save percentage. When playing away from home last season he posted a 0-4-0 record with a 0.928 save percentage.
The Pittsburgh Penguins have been fantastic at home, posting a 19-2-2 record. The Boston Bruins have gone 13-8-6 on the road. The Pittsburgh Penguins have gone 10-5 when playing Eastern-Atlantic opponents this season. The Boston Bruins have gone 12-6 when playing Eastern-Metropolitan opponents this season. When facing a team above .500, the Pittsburgh Penguins have gone 9-10.
The total here seems a little low. Pick the over.
Game Time: 3:05 PM ET
Over 5.5 -111