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Pens look to even up set with Bruins

The Pittsburgh Penguins trail 1-0 in the best-of-seven Eastern Conference final as they remain at home and play host to the Boston Bruins in the second game of the series on Monday night.

Boston blanked Pittsburgh 3-0 as a +165 road underdog in the opener of the Eastern Conference final on Saturday, getting a 29-save shutout from Tuukka Rask in the contest. David Krejci had a pair of goals for the Bruins in that Saturday victory.

The Penguins sit at 36-12 on the season; in comparison, the Bruins are currently 28-14-6. Looking to wager on the totals? Pittsburgh is 23-24-1 OU, and Boston is 16-28-4 OU.

View Boston vs Pittsburgh Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Bruins were listed as +191 underdogs on the hockey moneyline earlier at GTbets.eu. The total was set at 5.5 before betting started earlier on Monday at Bet365.

Power Rankings:
According to new NHL Power Rankings here, it's the No. 2-ranked Penguins and the No. 4-rated Bruins in this matchup.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Pittsburgh's No. 1-ranked offense, averaging 3.4 goals per game, against a Bruins defense that ranks No. 3 at 2.3 goals allowed. The Penguins power play is averaging 24.7% while the Bruins defense kills off 87.1% of their penalties.

In their last action, Boston was a 3-0 winner on the road against the Penguins. Bettors on Boston at +165 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

Boston Bruins Trends:
When playing on Monday are 7-3
Before playing Ottawa are 5-5
After playing Pittsburgh are 6-4
After a win are 5-5

Pittsburgh Penguins Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing Ottawa are 6-4
After playing Boston are 8-2
After a loss are 7-3

A few Bruins at Penguins trends to consider:
Boston is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games when playing Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
Boston is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Pittsburgh is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Boston
Pittsburgh is 20-4 SU in its last 24 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games when playing Boston
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games when playing at home against Boston

Next up:
Boston home to Pittsburgh, Wednesday, June 5