[7:39 PM] Bruins @ Penguins

Who will WIN this matchup?

Boston Bruins (16-12-2)

@ Pittsburgh Penguins (19-7-3)


Starting Goalies:

Tuukka Rask(BOS): Likely

Matt Murray(PIT): Likely


The top two goal scorers in the National Hockey League will go head-to-head when the white-hot Pittsburgh Penguins host the Boston Bruins on Wednesday night. The reigning Stanley Cup champions, led by superstar captain Sidney Crosby, are on an offensive rampage, outscoring the opposition by a staggering 35-14 margin during their six-game winning streak.

While Pastrnak has emerged as a surprising offensive leader, goaltender Tuukka Rask is the backbone for a team that has scored 33 fewer goals than Pittsburgh. Montreal has been virtually invincible on its home ice and has been a particular nemesis for Rask, who earned a confidence-boosting victory by beating the Canadiens for only the sixth time in 24 decisions.

Crosby was forced to sit out the first six games of the season while dealing with concussion symptoms, but he has been on a ridiculous pace since his return with 21 goals in 23 contests — that latest tally coming off a swat of a puck in mid-air. Crosby has a team-high 32 points but his blazing start has overshadowed the offensive prowess of Evgeni Malkov and Phil Kessel, who each have 31 points. Matt Murray missed nearly the first three weeks of the season but is 11-2-0 with a 1.84 GAA since his return.

The Penguins are the first team to amass 35 goals during a six-game stretch since the Ottawa Senators in 2005-06.

Boston has killed off all 17 short-handed situations in the past six games, but is in a 1-for-20 slump with the man advantage.

Although the Penguins have five power-play goals in the past two games, they ranked 27th in the league on the penalty kill.


StreakSmarts Pick: Pittsburgh Penguins  

Confidence: 6/10

StreakSmarter Pick