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Penguins/Bruins preview - 1/1;  Kennedy, Letang practice

Penguins at Bruins, 7PM ET, TD Banknorth Garden

Season records: 

Penguins, 19-14-4, 42 pts, 7th in Eastern Conference
Bruins, 28-5-4, 60 pts, 1st in Eastern Conference

 

Season series:  3rd meeting, series tied 1-1

Last game vs. Bruins:  Bruins def. Penguins, 5-2, Dec. 30th.

Last game results:  Bruins def. Penguins, 5-2, Dec. 30th.

Special teams rankings: 

Powerplay:  Penguins 18.1% (T-17th), Bruins 25.0% (3rd)
Penalty Kill:  Penguins 81.1% (18th), Bruins 82.7% (T-9th)

Probable goaltender rankings:

SV%:  Penguins - Marc-Andre Fleury .907 (28th), Bruins - Tim Thomas .935 (3rd)
GAA:  Penguins - Marc-Andre Fleury 2.96 (33rd), Bruins - Tim Thomas 2.04 (3rd)

Notes:
- According to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, both Tyler Kennedy and Kris Letang practiced in Boston yesterday.  Still no word when either will return to the lineup, although in the Pens’ postgame show on Tuesday Bob Grove and Phil Bourque said Letang’s should be within a week.
- The Bruins lead the lifetime series against the Pens with a 98-50-21-3 record.
- The Penguins are 3-5-0 in eight games played on New Year’s Day.
- Marc-Andre Fleury is one win shy of tying Denis Herron for third all-time in wins (88).
- The Penguins are 14-3-1 when Miro Satan scores at least a point.
- The Pens haven’t had a home shutout since March 5th, 2008, a 2-0 win vs. the Devils.

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Originally at Blogspot, then at MVN, TheConfluence has over 1500 articles reporting Penguins news as well as jumping on my soapbox to opine constructive Penguins criticism.

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