Pittsburgh Penguins Vs. Boston Bruins GameDay, TV/Radio, And Preview


After dropping two games to the New York Islanders over the weekend, the Pittsburgh Penguins (13-4-2, 28 points) look to bounce back tonight at TD Garden when they take on the Boston Bruins.

Pittsburgh lost on the back half of a home and home series, 4-1 to the Islanders on Saturday in New York, putting the Pens into a tie with the Islanders with 28 points each in the Metropolitan Division standings.

Claude Julien‘s crew (13-9-0, 26 points), who are in third place in the Atlantic Division of the NHL’s Eastern Conference, are coming off a 2-0 shutout at home at the hands of the Montreal Canadiens.

Tonight is the first of three meetings this season with the Bruins 8-5-0 at home while the Penguins are 7-2-1 on the road this season.

When: Monday, Nov. 24

Puck Drop: 7:05 p.m.

Site: TD Garden

National Television: NBCSN

Announcers: Doc Emrick, Pierre McGuire, Eddie Olczyk

Pittsburgh Television: ROOT Sports Network

Announcers: Paul Steigerwald and Bob Errey

Radio Coverage: 105.9 FM – The X and the Penguins Radio Network

Announcers: Mike Lange and Phil Bourque

Live Video Steam: NHL GameCenter LIVE

Audio Stream: Penguins Radio 24/7

Sirius XM Satellite Radio: XM Internet 942

Odds: Penguins -1.5 According to Bovada Online Sportsbook with the Over/Under at 5.5.

Boston captured two of three last season and have won six of seven dating to a postseason sweep in 2013 while restricting the Pens to 10 goals.

The Bruins have been struggling of late as they are missing forwards David Krejci, Brad Marchand and Chris Kelly because of undisclosed injuries. Defensemen Zdeno Chara, Adam McQuaid, and David Warsofsky are also out of action.

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Center Patrice Bergeron leads Boston with 16 points on five goals and 11 assists. Goaltender Tuukka Rask has put up a 10-6-0 record this season with a 2.36 goals-against-average and a .915 save percentage. He is 13-4-2 in his career against the Penguins.

Despite Saturday night’s loss at the Nassau Veteran Memorial Coliseum, the Pens are tied with the Montreal Canadiens at .750 for the best road points percentage in the National Hockey League.

Pittsburgh head coach Mike Johnston switched up his top two lines at the team’s Monday morning skate with Nick Spaling, Sidney Crosby, and Patric Hornqvist skating together while Chris Kunitz, Evgeni Malkin and Blake Comeau were the other combination.

Marc-Andre Fleury gets a second crack at the 300 career victories tonight against the Bruins. In nine starts at TD Garden, the 6-foot-2, 180-pound netminder is 5-2-2 with a 2.20 GAA and a .927 save percentage.

Up Next: The Black and Gold return to Consol Energy Center on Friday, Nov. 28 to take on the Carolina Hurricanes (6-11-3, 15 points). The puck is set to drop at 7 p.m. and the game will be broadcast on ROOT Sports Pittsburgh.

From The Clipboard: Pittsburgh is 5-0-1 against the Atlantic Division this season…Paul Martin blocked seven shots against the Islanders on Saturday which tied a career high for the defenseman…Kris Letang leads the team in ice time in 16 of 19 games this season.