Friday, November 9
Dunkin’ Donuts Center
Friday night’s game is the first of six meetings between the Penguins and Bruins this season, and the first of two on the weekend. After a quick trip to Hartford on Saturday, the Pens return to Rhode Island for a Sunday afternoon contest against the Bruins.
The Penguins currently sit in fifth place in the Atlantic Division with a 6-4-0-1 mark (13 pts), while the Bruins are eighth in the division with a 3-7-1-0 record (7 pts).
Both teams enter Friday’s action carrying two-game losing streaks.
Rookie Sam Lafferty is the team’s active leading scorer with 10 points (3+7) in 11 games, and carries a three-game point streak (2+3=5) into Friday night’s game.
Defenseman Ethan Prow potted his fourth goal of the season last Friday against the Wolf Pack. That goal came in his ninth game of the season, and matched his total from all of last year, when he suited up in 40 contests for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.
Prow’s four goals are tied for third among all AHL blueliners.
Despite laying claim to the worst record in the Eastern Conference, the Bruins have the second-best penalty kill in the entire league at 89.1% (five goals against in 46 times shorthanded).
The Bruins have allowed five shorthanded goals against this season, tied for the second most in the league.