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About the Bruins - 03-17-13

Written by Seth Rorabaugh on .

A preview of the Bruins.

When and where: 12:30 p.m. EDT. Consol Energy Center.

TV: NBC, NHL Network (Canada), RDS.

Record: 19-4-3, 41 points. The Bruins are in fourth place in the Eastern Conference and second place in the Northeast Division.

Leading Scorer: Patrice Bergeron, 24 points (8 goals, 16 assists).

Last Game: 4-1 home win against the Capitals, yesterday. Nathan Horton and David Krejci each had a goal and an assist for the Bruins.

Last Game against the Penguins: 3-1 road loss, Tuesday. Brandon Sutter had two goals for the Penguins.

Bruins Player We Would Bet Money On Scoring: Andrew Ference (right). It's his birthday so why not?

Ex-Penguins on the Bruins: Andrew Ference, D.

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

Useless Bruins Trivia Vaguely Related to the Penguins: Ference (1997) is one of six draft picks by the Penguins from the 1990s still playing in the NHL. The others are Jaromir Jagr (1990), Michal Rozsival (1996), Rob Scuderi (1998), Ryan Malone (1999) and Tom Kostopoulos (1999).

Best (Providence) Bruins Video We Could Find: Current Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask losing his mind following a shootout while playing for the Providence Bruins in 2009:

Probable goaltenders: Tomas Vokoun (6-3-0, 3.08 GAA, .896 SV%) for the Penguins. Tuukka Rask (14-2-3, 1.91 GAA, .930SV%) for the Bruins.

Injuries: For the Penguins, center Evgeni Malkin ("upper-body") is out. For the Bruins, centers Chris Kelly (tibia) and center Marc Savard (head) is on injured reserve.

Potential lines and defensive pairings: The Penguins primary lines and defensive pairings during yesterday's game against the Rangers were:

14 Chris Kunitz - 87 Sidney Crosby - 9 Pascal Dupuis
24 Matt Cooke - 16 Brandon Sutter - 18 James Neal
19 Beau Bennett - 15 Dustin Jeffrey - 48 Tyler Kennedy
10 Tanner Glass - 46 Joe Vitale - 27 Craig Adams

4 Mark Eaton - 58 Kris Letang
44 Brooks Orpik - 7 Paul Martin
47 Simon Despres - 2 Matt Niskanen

The Bruins' primary lines and defensive pairings against the Capitals yesterday were:

17 Milan Lucic - 46 David Krejci - 18 Nathan Horton
63 Brad Marchand - 37 Patrice Bergeron - 19 Tyler Seguin
29 Jay Pandolfo - 49 Rich Peverley - 38 Jordan Caron
20 Dan Paille - 11 Greg Campbell - 22 Shawn Thornton

33 Zdeno Chara - 55 Johnny Boychuk
44 Dennis Seidenberg - 27 Dougie Hamilton
21 Andrew Ference - 54 Adam McQuaid

Milan Lucic-David Krejci-Nathan Horton
Brad Marchand-Patrice Bergeron-Tyler Seguin
Jay Pandolfo-Rich Peverley-Jordan Caron
Dan Paille-Greg Campbell-Shawn Thornton

Zdeno Chara-Johnny Boychuk
Dennis Seidenberg-Dougie Hamilton
Andrew Ference-Adam McQuaid

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Milan Lucic-David Krejci-Nathan Horton
Brad Marchand-Patrice Bergeron-Tyler Seguin
Jay Pandolfo-Rich Peverley-Jordan Caron
Dan Paille-Greg Campbell-Shawn Thornton

Zdeno Chara-Johnny Boychuk
Dennis Seidenberg-Dougie Hamilton
Andrew Ference-Adam McQuaid

- See more at: http://www.boston.com/sports/hockey/bruins/extras/bruins_blog/#sthash.PWj9x36L.dpuf

Notes:

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

-Goaltender Tomas Vokoun has 49 career shutouts.

-Letang has 199 career points.

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(Photo: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

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