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The Boston Bruins battled the Pittsburgh Penguins Wednesday night for nearly five full periods of riveting hockey. It was the closest game so far in the Stanley Cup Eastern Conference Finals until Patrice Bergeron put the Bruins up three games to none with a soft touch of his stick in front of the net off a hard pass from Brad Marchand. The goal came with just 4:41 left in the second overtime period in a game deadlocked in a 1-1 tie through just over half of the second period, all of the third period and first overtime, and over fifteen minutes of the second overtime. “It was a really hard-fought game,” said Bergeron. “And we found a way.” Both teams weathered their share of close calls and post-ringing shots, and neither squad could get anything going on 11 total power plays. Bergeron’s goal came on the 94th shot of the game, with Marchand and Jaromir Jagr providing the assists. Bruins Goalie Tuukka Rask had one of the best games of his career, turning away 53 of 54 Penguin shots o...
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