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About the Bruins - 04-20-13

Written by Seth Rorabaugh on .

A preview of the Bruins.

When and where: 12:30 p.m. EDT. TD Garden.

TV: Root Sports (Pittsburgh market), NESN+ (Boston market), NHL Network (rest of the United States).

Record: 26-11-5, 57 points. The Bruins are in fourth place in the Eastern Conference and second place in the Northeast Division.

Leading Scorer: Brad Marchand, 33 points (16 goals, 17 assists).

Last Game: 3-2 home shootout loss to the Sabres, Wednesday. Chris Kelly and Daniel Paille each had a regulation goal and an assist for the Bruins.

Last Game against the Penguins: 2-1 road loss, March 17. Tomas Vokoun made 31 saves for the Penguins.

Bruins Player We Would Bet Money On Scoring: Jaromir Jagr (above). Because why not?

Ex-Penguins on the Bruins: Andrew Ference, D; Jaromir Jagr, RW.

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: Jagr is one of three former Penguins captains who have played for the Bruins. The others are left winger Ab McDonald and center Ron Schock.

Best Bruins Video We Could Find: #BostonStrong:

Probable goaltenders: Tomas Vokoun (11-4-0, 2.58 GAA, .912 SV%) for the Penguins. Tuukka Rask (17-8-4, 1.99 GAA, .929 SV%) for the Bruins.

Injuries: For the Penguins, center Evgeni Malkin ("upper body") is doubtful. Center Sidney Crosby (mouth) and left winger James Neal (concussion) are out. Defenseman Paul Martin (hand) is on injured reserve. For the Bruins, center Marc Savard (concussion) is on injured reserve.

Potential lines and defensive pairings: The Penguins have not practiced since Thursday. Consider this ane educated guess at their lines and defensive pairings are:

14 Chris Kunitz - 36 Jussi Jokinen - 12 Jarome Iginla
10 Brenden Morrow - 9 Pascal Dupuis - 19 Beau Bennett
24 Matt Cooke - 16 Brandon Sutter - 48 Tyler Kennedy
15 Tanner Glass - 46 Joe Vitale - 27 Craig Adams

58 Kris Letang - 44 Brooks Orpik
3 Douglas Murray - 2 Matt Niskanen
4 Mark Eaton - 5 Deryk Engelland

-The Bruins have not practiced since Thursday either. Their primary lines and pairings were:

63 Brad Marchand - 37 Patrice Bergeron - 19 Tyler Seguin
20 Daniel Paille - 46 David Krejci - 18 Nathan Horton
34 Carl Soderberg - 23 Chris Kelly - 68 Jaromir Jagr
11 Gregory Campbell - 49 Rich Peverley - 22 Shawn Thornton

33 Zdeno Chara - 55 Johnny Boychuk
6 Wade Redden - 44 Dennis Seidenberg
21 Andrew Ference - 27 Dougie Hamilton

Notes:

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

-The Penguins will wear a Boston-themed patch on their jerseys this afternoon:

-A win of any type would secure the first seed in the Eastern Conference for the Penguins.

-Kunitz has 399 carer points.

-Dupuis has 197 career assists.

-Pandolfo has played in 899 career games.

-Horton has 198 career goals.

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(Photo: Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

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