The San Jose Sharks and Boston Bruins square off Tuesday night at the TD Garden.
The San Jose Sharks look for a nice road win after splitting their last 10 games. The San Jose Sharks are averaging 2.6 goals per game and are scoring on 12.5 percent of their power plays. Joe Pavelski leads San Jose with nine goals, Brent Burns has seven assists and Joel Ward has 29 shots on goal. Defensively, the San Jose Sharks are allowing 2.5 goals per game and are killing 79.2 percent of their power play chances. Martin Jones has allowed 27 goals on 351 shots faced and Alex Stalock has given up 12 goals on 113 shots. Jones has allowed five goals in his last three games. Ben Smith is questionable with a head injury.
The Boston Bruins need a big win here after splitting their last eight games. The Boston Bruins are averaging 3.3 goals per game and are scoring on 33.3 percent of their power plays. David Krejci leads Boston with eight goals, Patrice Bergeron has 10 assists and Loui Eriksson has 27 shots on goal. Defensively, the Boston Bruins are allowing 3.1 goals per game and are killing 71.7 percent of their power play chances. Jonas Gustavsson has allowed nine goals on 102 shots faced and Tuukka Rask has given up 36 goals on 346 shots. Rask has given up five goals in his last three games. Colin Miller is questionable with a lower-body injury.
The Sharks are 4-0 in their last 4 vs. Atlantic and 1-4 in their last 5 games following a win. The Bruins are 2-6 in their last 8 vs. a team with a winning record and 7-3 in their last 10 games playing on 2 days rest. The home team is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
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