Pittsburgh Penguins: Do’s and Don’ts Vs. Boston

BOSTON, MA - NOVEMBER 24: Olli Maatta
BOSTON, MA - NOVEMBER 24: Olli Maatta /

The Pittsburgh Penguins are coming off a great 4-0 win against the New York Islanders and we need to keep the ball rolling.

The Pittsburgh Penguins next opponent are the Boston Bruins. If we want to get back to our winning ways, we’ll have to pull of a crucial win here.

However, it won’t be easy. The Boston Bruins are currently fourth in the Eastern Conference while we sit ninth. They are currently on a two-game winning streak and are looking to extend it to three games. We need to be the ones to stop them.

So let’s take a look at some things we should and should not do against the Bruins.

Do: Give Daniel Sprong More Chances

Daniel Sprong has just recently been called up to the Penguins and he’s already making an enormous impact. In Friday’s 4-0 win against New York, he scored two goals and one assist for three points.

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Let’s give him more chances, he’s playing on Sidney Crosby’s line after all. He’s shining and we need to let him shine some more.

Don’t: Depend Too Much on Goaltending

Tristan Jerry had a fantastic game on Friday, shutting out the Islanders by making 31 saves.

But we can’t rely on our goaltending to bail us out. Let’s get offensive and get on the scoreboard and play consistent D.

Do: Generate More Secondary Scoring

Just like Daniel Sprong lit up the scoring on Friday, we need more secondary scoring as a teeam. We can’t just get the puck to our main offensive stars like Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin and Phil Kessel. We need to rely on others to get on the scoreboard.