Series (Game 4 of 4)

Boston leads 4-0

Game 1: Saturday, October 8th
Game 2: Saturday, October 22nd
Game 3: Saturday, November 5th
Game 4: Wednesday, February 8th

Bruins 3

(24-23-9, 57 pts)

Penguins 1

(12-34-11, 35 pts)

7:30 PM ET, February 8, 2006

Mellon Arena, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

1 2 3 T
BOS 0 2 13
PIT 0 0 11

B. Stuart (Bruins - D): Goals: 2, Assists: 0

G. Murray (Bruins - RW): Goals: 0, Assists: 2

M. Fleury (Penguins - G): Saves: 35, Save Pct.: .921

Boston (23-23-9) at Pittsburgh (12-33-11) 7:30 pm EST

Boston (23-23-9) at Pittsburgh (12-33-11) 7:30 pm EST

PITTSBURGH (Ticker) -- Seven actually is the unlucky number for the Pittsburgh Penguins on Wednesday when they square off against the Boston Bruins.

Pittsburgh will try to avoid losing its seventh straight game to Boston and also its seventh consecutive defeat overall.

The Penguins' latest loss came Monday in a 5-2 setback against Ottawa despite a goal and an assist from Ryan Malone. Eric Boguniecki also tallied for Pittsburgh, which has dropped 16 of its last 17 games.

In losing all three games against the Bruins this season, the Penguins have allowed a total of 19 goals. In fact, Boston has won six straight meetings vs. Pittsburgh, yielding more than five goals per game in that stretch.

The Bruins are coming off a 4-3 shootout loss to Carolina on Saturday. Tim Thomas made 40 saves in regulation and overtime before allowing the game-winner to Doug Weight in the shootout.

Defensemen David Tanabe and Brad Stuart and rookie Brad Boyes scored in regulation for Boston, which dropped its second straight game. Three of the Bruins' last five losses have come in shootouts.