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About the Bruins - 10-30-13

Written by Seth Rorabaugh on .

A preview of the Bruins.

When and where: 8 p.m. EDT. Consol Energy Center.

TV: NBC Sports Network, RDS2.

Record: 7-3-0, 14 points. The Bruins are in fourth place in the Atlantic Division.

Leading Scorer: David Krejci, 12 points (2 goals, 10 assists).

Last Game: 4-3 home loss to the Devils, Saturday. Jarome Iginla (right) had a goal and two assists for the Bruins.

Last Game against the Penguins: 1-0 home win in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference final, June 7. Tuukka Rask made 26 saves for the Bruins.

Bruins Player We Would Bet Money On Scoring: David Krejci. He has points in seven consecutive games.

Ex-Penguins on the Bruins: Jarome Iginla, RW; Chad Johnson, G (Johnson was a former draft pick for the Penguins but never played for the organization).

Ex-Bruins on the Penguins: Tom Fitzgerald, assistant to the general manager; Bill Guerin, player development coach; Chuck Kobasew, RW.

Useless Bruins Trivia Vaguely Related to the Penguins: Iginla (1,114) is one of two players who have scored 1,000 career points while spending a portion of his career with the Penguins, Bruins and Flames franchise. The other is right winger Joe Mullen (1,063).

Best Bruins Video We Could Find: Future Bruins hall-of-fame defenseman Ray Bourque giving up his No. 7 jersey for the retirement of hall-of-fame center Phil Esposito's number retirement in 1987-88:

Probable goaltenders: Marc-Andre Fleury (8-2-0, 1.79 GAA, .928 SV%) for the Penguins. Tuukka Rask (6-3-0, 1.57 GAA, .947 SV%) for the Bruins.

Injuries: For the Penguins, right winger Chuck Kobasew ("lower body") and defenseman Rob Scuderi (broken ankle) is out. Right winger Beau Bennett ("lower body"), left winger James Neal ("upper body") and goaltender Tomas Vokoun (blood clots) are on injured reserve. For the Bruins, left wing Loui Eriksson (concussion) is out. Center Marc Savard (concussion) is on injured reserve.

Potential lines and defensive pairings: The Penguins did not use regular lines or defensive pairings at today's morning skate. Consider this a guess:

14 Chris Kunitz - 87 Sidney Crosby - 9 Pascal Dupuis
36 Jussi Jokinen - 71 Evgeni Malkin - 59 Jayson Megna
15 Tanner Glass - 16 Brandon Sutter - 22 Matt D'Agostini
17 Dustin Jeffrey - 46 Joe Vitale - 27 Craig Adams

44 Brooks Orpik - 7 Paul Martin
2 Matt Niskanen - 58 Kris Letang
41 Robert Bortuzzo - 3 Olli Maatta

The Bruins' primary lines and defensive pairings at today's morning skate were:

17 Milan Lucic - 46 David Krejci - 12 Jarome Iginla
18 Reilly Smith - 37 Patrice Bergeron - 63 Brad Marchand
34 Carl Soderberg - 23 Chris Kelly - 38 Jordan Caron
20 Daniel Paille - 11 Gregory Campbell - 22 Shawn Thornton

33 Zdeno Chara - 55 Johnny Boychuk
44 Dennis Seidenberg - 27 Dougie Hamilton
47 Torey Krug - 54 Adam McQuaid

Notes:

-The last time the Penguins played the Bruins, this happened:

-Fleury is tied with Tom Barrasso for the most goaltending losses in franchise history with 143.

-McQuaid has played in 199 career games.

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(Photo: Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

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