Pastrnak, Bruins to host the Golden Knights
Boston; Tuesday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: David Pastrnak and Boston square off against Vegas. Pastrnak ranks third in the league with 70 points, scoring 37 goals and recording 33 assists.
The Bruins are 16-2-9 at home. Boston is seventh in the NHL averaging 3.3 goals per game, led by Pastrnak with 37.
The Golden Knights have gone 11-9-4 away from home. Vegas has scored 30 power-play goals, converting on 21.6% of chances.
In their last meeting on Oct. 8, Boston won 4-3. Brad Marchand scored a team-high two goals for the Bruins in the victory.
TOP PERFORMERS: Pastrnak leads the Bruins with 70 points, scoring 37 goals and adding 33 assists. Jake DeBrusk has totaled 8 points over the last 10 games for Boston.
LAST 10 GAMES: Golden Knights: 5-4-1, averaging 3.4 goals, 4.2 assists, 3.1 penalties and seven penalty minutes while giving up 3.2 goals per game with a .885 save percentage.
Bruins: 4-3-3, averaging three goals, 5.3 assists, 3.6 penalties and eight penalty minutes while giving up 2.8 goals per game with a .911 save percentage.
INJURIES: Bruins: David Krejci: day to day (upper body).