Bruins vs. Penguins: Preview, Lineups & More

Jan 28, 2021; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Tristan Jarry (35) defends a pass by Boston Bruins center David Krejci (46) to Boston Bruins left wing Brad Marchand (63) during the first period at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Paul Rutherford-USA TODAY Sports
Jan 28, 2021; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Tristan Jarry (35) defends a pass by Boston Bruins center David Krejci (46) to Boston Bruins left wing Brad Marchand (63) during the first period at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Paul Rutherford-USA TODAY Sports /
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Two nights after rallying from a two-goal third-period deficit against the New Jersey Devils to pull out a 5-4 shootout victory, the Boston Bruins will continue their seven-game homestand with the first of two straight games against the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Brad Marchand and Bradon Carlo returned to the Bruins lineup Tuesday night, Marchand off of the COVID-19 protocols list following a false-positive test and Carlo following his recovery from a concussion from a hit by the Washington Capitals Tom Wilson on March 5. Marchand made an immediate impact with his energy and a key second-period power play goal, while Carlo showed some rust from being off for nearly a month.

The Bruins are 3-1 this season against the Penguins, winning both games in Boston in January, while splitting two in Pittsburgh last month.

Boston Bruins vs. New Jersey Devils

Boston Bruins

Record: 18-9-5 (41 points)

Sean Kuraly came off of the COVID-19 protocols list Wednesday and practiced with his teammate’s Warrior Ice Arena, but it’s unlikely he plays tonight. Jake DeBrusk is still on the list and will miss his fifth straight game.

Rookie Dav Vladar will get his third start this season in net tonight. He beat the Penguins, 2-1, on March 16 with a stellar 34-save performance, which included the save on the year in the first period on Colton Sceviour.

Boston Bruins projected lines tonight.

Marchand-Bergeron-Pastrnak

Ritchie-Krejci-Smith

Bjork-Coyle-Senyshyn

Blidh-Frederic-Kuhlman

Lauzon-McAvoy

Grzelcyk-Carlo

Zboril-Clifton

Vladar

(Halak)

Pittsburgh Penguins

Record: 23-11-2 (48 points)

The Penguins last played Monday night, beating the New York Islanders, 2-1, to pull into a second-place tie with the Isles. Sidney Crosby has been hot lately for Pittsburgh with three goals and five assists in the last five games.

Pittsburgh Penguins projected lines tonight.

Guentzel-Crosby-Rust

Zucker-McCann-Rodrigues

Aston-Reese-Gaudreau-Lafferty

Sceviour-Jankowski-Angello

Dumoulin-Letang

Matheson-Ceci

Pettersson-Marino

DeSmith

(Lagace)

Where and when to watch Boston Bruins vs. Pittsburgh Penguins.

Time: 7 PM EST

Location: TD Garden

TV Broadcast: NESN, ATTSN-PT, ESPN+

Radio Broadcast: 98.5 The Sports Hub

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With the Bruins three points ahead of the Philadelphia Flyers for the final East Division playoff spot, they can look to gain some separation in the standings beginning tonight.