The Pittsburgh Penguins rank higher in the East right now and are currently on a six-game winning streak, but the Boston Bruins have had their number lately.
Boston has won the last five games between the teams, and from a “Wednesday Night Rivalry” standpoint, they also memorably swept Pittsburgh in 2012-13.
A lot has changed since then – Pittsburgh added a Stanley Cup ring – but these teams still feature some talented players, with buddies Sidney Crosby and Patrice Bergeron squaring off. Besides, it’s always fun to see Phil Kessel face the team that drafted him, right?
This kicks off an NBCSN doubleheader, which you can watch online and on the NBC Sports App.
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