Boston Bruins (19-4-3) @ Pittsburgh Penguins (21-8-0)
NBC, NHLN-CA, RDS - 12:30 pm/et
Consol Energy Center - Pittsburgh, PA
We imagine that someone scheduled this Penguins/Bruins game for 12:30pm on St. Patrick's Day and then laughed.
Season Series: 1-0-0
Last meeting that counted: March 12, 2013. Penguins won 3-2.
What we said in our recap:
The Eastern Conference's two top bananas got together, and it was fun to watch. We have a feeling we'll be seeing something similar in late May.
This was a big test for the Pens, and they passed, even without Evgeni Malkin. Hell, they did it without Crosby getting on the scoresheet, too. They erased a 2-goal lead in 4 minutes late in the third period and got a clutch performance from Darryl Sutter, who had the game-tying and game-winning goals.
The Pens have now won 6 straight and are playing at the highest level they have all season. Bylsma is pushing all the right buttons, as well....