Chara, Krejci face off Saturday night


Chara, Krejci face off Saturday night

David Krejci and Zdeno Chara have a hockey game this weekend.

No, Boston's early playoff exit was not a bad dream -- the pair of Bruins will be skating as opponents in the IIHF World Semifinals this weekend.

Chara, with a team high 25 minutes of ice time, had two shots on goal in Slovakia's 2-0 defeat of Canada.

Krejci had an assist in the Czech Republic's 4-3 defeat of Sweden.

The Bruins will face off as the quest for gold continues Saturday night at Helsinki's Hartwell Arena.

"We speak the same language, and we have lots of friends on their team," Czech forward Milan Michalek told "Its a semi-final, so its going to be a great game."

Sheary, Crosby lead Penguins past Bruins, 5-1


Sheary, Crosby lead Penguins past Bruins, 5-1

PITTSBURGH - Conor Sheary scored two goals, Sidney Crosby added his league-leading 28th and the Pittsburgh Penguins won their fourth straight game, 5-1 over the Boston Bruins.

Pittsburgh led 2-1 through two periods before breaking out in the third with three goals in a span of 2 minutes, 57 seconds.

Sheary scored his 17th and has nine goals in nine games. Bryan Rust added his 12th and Patric Hornqvist his 11th for the Penguins, who won a season-high seventh straight at home. Pittsburgh the NHL's best home team, is 13-0-1 in its last 14 home games.

Evgeni Malkin had two assists for a season-best seven-game point streak. Crosby added two assists for a three-point game. Matt Murray made 44 saves to win his fourth straight game.

David Krejci scored his 11th for the Bruins, who have lost four straight and five of their last six.