2019-20 NHL – Pittsburgh Penguins @ Boston Bruins Preview & Pick

THE FACTS

When is Pittsburgh Penguins @ Boston Bruins taking place? Tuesday 5th November, 2019 – 00:00 (UK)

Where is Pittsburgh Penguins @ Boston Bruins taking place? TD Garden, Boston

What television channel is Pittsburgh Penguins @ Boston Bruins on? Premier Sports

Where can I stream Pittsburgh Penguins @ Boston Bruins? Premier Sport subscribers can stream this match live via Premier Player

Where can I get tickets for Pittsburgh Penguins @ Boston Bruins? https://www.nhl.com/tickets

What was the outcome in the last meeting? Boston Bruins 2-4 Pittsburgh Penguins

THE TEAM NEWS

PITTSBURGH PENGUINS

  • Pittsburgh Penguins were unable to make it three wins in a row as they went down to a narrow loss against Edmonton Oilers in their last game which saw them fall to 8-5-1 for the season.
  • The Penguins went behind in the second period but managed to tie the game in the third and force overtime although that effort proved to be in vain as the Oilers were able to find a second goal after regulation to condemn the Penguins to defeat.
  • After boasting a fully fit roster for the game against the Oilers, the Penguins must now deal with a major blow after Patric Hornqvist was placed on injured reserve with a lower body injury which is set to sideline him for a significant period of time.

BOSTON BRUINS

  • Boston Bruins maintained their superb form of late as they made it five consecutive victories with another impressive attacking display as they swept Ottawa Senators aside in their last game.
  • The Bruins made it three games in a row scoring five goals or more as they produced a brilliant third period to take the game away from the Senators after the scored had been tied at 2-2 at the end of the second.
  • David Backes is doubtful for this contest after he was involved in an awful collision with Scott Sabourin in the game against the Senators and the Bruins forward is expected to sit out his team’s next few matches due to an upper body injury.

THE PREDICTION

Boston Bruins have the second-best active winning streak in the NHL at present with five consecutive victories. They will face a tough test against Pittsburgh Penguins who will arrive at TD Garden with a 3-2-0 record on the road. Although the Bruins have been in great goalscoring form of late, it is their defensive record that stands out having conceded the fewest goals out of any team in the NHL so far this season and that can help them extend their winning streak here.

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