BRU­INS AT BLUE JACK­ETS

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WHERE: Colum­bus, Ohio

WHEN: Mon­day, 7 p.m. TV: NBCSN EAST­ERN CON­FER­ENCE SEC­OND ROUND: Bos­ton leads se­ries 3-2

BOT­TOM LINE: The Bos­ton Bru­ins visit the Colum­bus Blue Jack­ets in the East­ern Con­fer­ence sec­ond round with a 3-2 lead in the se­ries. The teams meet Mon­day for the ninth time this sea­son. The Bru­ins won the pre­vi­ous matchup 4-3. David Pas­tr­nak scored a team-high two goals for the Bru­ins in the vic­tory . ... The Blue Jack­ets are 22-17-2 at home. Colum­bus has con­verted on 15.4 per­cent of power-play op­por­tu­ni­ties, scor­ing 34 power-play goals . ... The Bru­ins are 29-19-4 in East­ern Con­fer­ence play. Bos­ton av­er­ages 9.7 penalty min­utes per game, the sec­ond­most in the league. Brad Marc­hand leads the team serv­ing 96 to­tal min­utes.

TOP PER­FORM­ERS: Artemi Pa­narin has recorded 87 to­tal points while scor­ing 28 goals and col­lect­ing 59 as­sists for the Blue Jack­ets. Matt Duch­ene has five goals and five as­sists over the last 10 games for Colum­bus . ... Pas­tr­nak leads the Bru­ins with 38 to­tal goals and has to­taled 81 points. Marc­hand has four goals and six as­sists over the last 10 games for Bos­ton.

DUR­ING THE PLAYOFFS: Bru­ins: Av­er­ag­ing 3.1 goals, 4.8 as­sists, 2.8 penal­ties and 5.7 penalty min­utes while giv­ing up 2.3 goals per game with a .929 save per­cent­age . ... Blue Jack­ets: Av­er­ag­ing 3.3 goals, 5.6 as­sists, 3.2 penal­ties and 9.0 penalty min­utes while giv­ing up 2.4 goals per game with a .928 save per­cent­age.

In­juries: Blue Jack­ets: Markus Nu­ti­vaara: day-to­day (up­per body) . ... Bru­ins: Noel Ac­ciari: day-to­day (unid­sclosed), Ke­van Miller: out (up­per body), John Moore: day-to-day (up­per body).

Mad­die Meyer / Getty Im­ages

Bos­ton Bru­ins’ David Pas­tr­nak had two goals in Game 5 against the Colum­bus Blue Jack­ets at TD Gar­den on Satur­day in Bos­ton.

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