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Bruins bring losing streak into matchup with the Golden Knights

Vegas Golden Knights (33-19-7, second in the Pacific Division) vs. Boston Bruins (34-12-14, second in the Atlantic Division)

Boston; Thursday, 7 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: The Boston Bruins enter a matchup against the Vegas Golden Knights after losing three in a row.

Boston is 34-12-14 overall and 18-7-5 at home. The Bruins are fifth in the league with 256 total penalties (averaging 4.3 per game).

Vegas is 14-10-5 on the road and 33-19-7 overall. The Golden Knights have a 29-5-5 record when scoring at least three goals.

The teams square off Thursday for the second time this season. The Golden Knights won 2-1 in overtime in the last matchup. Jonathan Marchessault led the Golden Knights with two goals.

TOP PERFORMERS: David Pastrnak has 38 goals and 47 assists for the Bruins. Charlie Coyle has scored three goals and added three assists over the last 10 games.

Marchessault has 32 goals and 19 assists for the Golden Knights. William Karlsson has scored five goals and added four assists over the last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Bruins: 3-2-5, averaging 2.7 goals, 4.8 assists, 3.2 penalties and 8.4 penalty minutes while giving up 2.9 goals per game.

Golden Knights: 4-5-1, averaging 3.1 goals, 5.6 assists, 1.9 penalties and 3.8 penalty minutes while giving up three goals per game.

INJURIES: Bruins: Milan Lucic: out (personal), Matthew Poitras: out (shoulder), Hampus Lindholm: out (undisclosed).

Golden Knights: Jack Eichel: out (lower-body), Mark Stone: out (upper body), Pavel Dorofeyev: out (upper body), William Carrier: out (upper body), Brett Howden: out (upper-body).

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

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