Peverley starting at top with Krejci, Lucic

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Peverley starting at top with Krejci, Lucic

By JoeHaggerty
CSNNE.com

BOSTON Rich Peverley will get the first crack at the top line in Nathan Hortons spot if the pregame warm-ups are any indication. Peverley skated on the right wing with David Krejci and Milan Lucic during warm-ups, and adds a speedy option to the wing paired with the brawn and playmaking of Lucic and Krejci.Peverley has, however, had some problems hitting the net as he did with a wide open bid in Game 2 that could have provided the Bs with some insurance in Vancouver. The shifty winger has two goals and seven assists in 21 games during the playoffs while moving around several different spots and roles in the lineup.Though that appears to be the way things will start for the Bruins, dont be surprised if Michael Ryder or Tyler Seguin see a little time there for the Black and Gold as things move along. Its a really fluid situation for Claude Julien and the Bs as Lucic, Krejci and Horton were the bedrock that the team was built around this season.Ryder was thought to give the Bruins the player most similar to Horton in terms of shooting ability and style, but hell start things off with Tyler Seguin and Chris Kelly on Bostons third line. The Canucks are starting Tanner Glass in place of Jeff Tambellini after the Vancouver fourth liner had a tough effort in Game 3, and Glass will provide more of a Shawn Thornton-type effect on the game. Looks the Canucks are attempting to match Bostons injection of energy and toughness from Monday night.
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Sheary, Crosby lead Penguins past Bruins, 5-1

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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.