Top NHL Teams Battle On Ice

The Pittsburgh Penguins host the Boston Bruins in this week's featured National Hockey League game of the week. This game is a rematch of last year's Eastern Conference Finals series, which Boston won, and these are still two of the best teams in the NHL. Boston returns the core of a team that has made the Stanley Cup finals two of the last three years. But a game six loss to Chicago in last year's finals prompted the team to revamp the right side of its offense. Loui Eriksson was signed in the off season and he should give the Bruin offense a major lift. He should fit in nicely with Patrice Bergeron and Brad Marchand. Additionally, the Bruins signed their young goalie, Tuukka Rask, to a long-term extension and now have one of the best goalies in the league to mind the net. The Pens also have the core of their team returning including stars Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin. As long as Crosby stays healthy for an entire season, this team will have a chance to be in the mix for the tough Metropolitan Division title. The biggest question mark for Pittsburgh is if Marc-Andre Fleury can regain his confidence in the net after being sat down in last year's playoffs. If he can, this team should make the playoffs and challenge for a Stanley Cup Championship.

All times in GMT

23:30 (LIVE) October 29 & 16:00 October 30

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02:00 (LIVE) & 18:30 October 30

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13:00 & 21:30 October 31

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