Bruins bring 5-game win streak into matchup with the Canucks
Boston Bruins (43-8-5, first in the Atlantic Division) vs. Vancouver Canucks (22-30-5, sixth in the Pacific Division)
Vancouver, British Columbia; Saturday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: The Boston Bruins visit the Vancouver Canucks looking to prolong a five-game win streak.
Vancouver has a 22-30-5 record overall and an 11-15-1 record in home games. The Canucks have conceded 229 goals while scoring 192 for a -37 scoring differential.
Boston has a 43-8-5 record overall and a 20-6-2 record on the road. The Bruins have a 13-3-4 record in games they serve fewer penalty minutes than their opponents.
Saturday's game is the third meeting between these teams this season. The Bruins won 5-2 in the previous matchup.
TOP PERFORMERS: Quinn Hughes has five goals and 49 assists for the Canucks. Jonathan Tanner Miller has two goals and 10 assists over the last 10 games.
Patrice Bergeron has scored 20 goals with 21 assists for the Bruins. Pavel Zacha has five goals and three assists over the past 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Canucks: 4-4-2, averaging 3.8 goals, 6.9 assists, 3.2 penalties and 6.7 penalty minutes while giving up four goals per game.
Bruins: 6-3-1, averaging 3.5 goals, 5.7 assists, 4.2 penalties and nine penalty minutes while giving up 2.4 goals per game.
INJURIES: Canucks: Curtis Lazar: day to day (lower-body), Thatcher Demko: out (lower-body), Oliver Ekman-Larsson: out (lower body), Ilya Mikheyev: out for season (knee), Tanner Pearson: out for season (hand), Travis Dermott: out (undisclosed), Tucker Poolman: out (undisclosed), Luke Schenn: day to day (trade-related).
Bruins: Vinni Lettieri: out (lower body), Tomas Nosek: out (foot).
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.
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