Bruins Victory Secures Home Ice in Next Round for Penguins


The Penguins clinched home ice advantage for the Eastern Conference Semi Finals with the Boston Bruins series clinching victory over the Buffalo Sabres this evening. The Penguins are now the second highest remaining seed in the conference and would have home ice over every remaining team aside from the Washington Capitals.

The Birds are still waiting to see who they would play in the aforementioned Semi Finals, as there are a couple of different options ahead of them. A Montreal victory would give the Pens home ice for the rest of the Eastern Conference playoffs and a second round date with the Canadiens. A Washington victory sets the Penguins up for a date with the Boston Bruins.

Personally, I am looking forward to a match-up with the Bruins. First of all, they look like a different team than the one that didn’t show up in the last meeting between the two teams. We would also have all of the built in intrigue that comes with Marc Savard getting back on the ice against Matt Cooke and the Penguins.

Crazy to think that we could be talking about the top three seeds in the conference being upset by Thursday morning…the road to the Final is very quietly falling into place for the Penguins…

More later…


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Born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Brian Metzer has been covering the Pittsburgh Penguins and National Hockey League since 2004. He is the host of Penguins Live Weekly, a show that airs Saturday mornings on 105.9 the X and iHeart Radio. He serves as the Pittsburgh Penguins correspondent for NHL Network Radio on SiriusXM, and is the NHL and Penguins correspondent for the Beaver County Times. Metzer is also a contributing writer for and is the primary contributor for this site

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1 Comment

  1. Rival

    April 27, 2010 at 9:06 am

    Remember before the playoffs when the talking heads were breaking down the series, saying that in the east the top 4 were so much better than the bottom 4?

    Strange things happen every year once they start playing the games.