Pastrnak and the Bruins host Columbus with 1-0 series lead
Boston; Saturday, 8 p.m. EDT
EASTERN CONFERENCE SECOND ROUND: Boston leads series 1-0
BOTTOM LINE: The Boston Bruins host the Columbus Blue Jackets in the Eastern Conference second round with a 1-0 lead in the series. The teams meet Saturday for the fifth time this season. The Bruins won the last matchup 3-2 in overtime. Charlie Coyle scored a team-high two goals for the Bruins in the victory.
The Bruins are 29-9-3 at home. Boston averages 9.7 penalty minutes per game, the second-most in the NHL. Brad Marchand leads the team serving 96 total minutes.
The Blue Jackets have gone 25-14-2 away from home. Columbus has converted on 15.4 percent of power-play opportunities, scoring 34 power-play goals.
TOP PERFORMERS: Marchand leads the Bruins with 64 assists and has recorded 100 points this season. Coyle has five goals and one assist over the last 10 games for Boston.
DURING THE PLAYOFFS: Blue Jackets: Averaging 4.2 goals, 6.6 assists, 3.0 penalties and 8.6 penalty minutes while giving up 2.2 goals per game with a .929 save percentage.
Bruins: Averaging 3.2 goals, 4.8 assists, 2.6 penalties and 5.2 penalty minutes while giving up 2.4 goals per game with a .923 save percentage.
Blue Jackets Injuries: Markus Nutivaara: day to day (upper body).