Following Zacha’s 2-goal game, Bruins set to face off against the Blues

Following Zacha’s 2-goal game, Bruins set to face off against the Blues

The Boston Bruins will be hosting the St. Louis Blues in their upcoming game following a 5-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins, during which Pavel Zacha scored two goals. The Bruins have been strong at home with a 21-7-6 record and have an overall record of 38-13-15. They rank fifth in the league for total penalties committed with 278 (4.2 per game).

On the other hand, the St. Louis Blues have a 14-18-2 record on the road and a 32-29-3 overall record. The Blues perform well when scoring three or more goals, boasting a 25-3-1 record in such games. The upcoming game will be the second meeting between these teams this season, with the Bruins winning the last matchup 4-3 in overtime, powered by Zacha’s two goals.

Key players to watch in this game include Brad Marchand, who has 27 goals and 31 assists for the Bruins, and Morgan Geekie, with six goals and two assists in the past 10 games. For the Blues, Robert Thomas has 20 goals and 49 assists, while Pavel Buchnevich has scored five goals with one assist in the last 10 games.

In their past 10 games, the Bruins have a record of 5-1-4, averaging 3.3 goals, 5.9 assists, and 2.8 goals against per game. The Blues have struggled with a 3-6-1 record in their last 10 games, averaging 1.8 goals and giving up 2.8 goals per game.

In terms of injuries, the Bruins will be missing Milan Lucic (personal), Pat Maroon (back), Derek Forbort (undisclosed), and Matthew Poitras (shoulder). The Blues do not have any players listed on the injury report.

This story was created by The Associated Press using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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