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Brandon Sutter scored twice in the final seven minutes to cap a furious rally and the Pittsburgh Penguins slipped past the Boston Bruins 3-2 on Tuesday night.
Chris Kunitz started Pittsburgh's third-period surge with his 18th goal of the season and Sutter beat Boston's Anton Khudobin twice in less than four minutes, including the game-winner with 2:03 remaining.
Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 14 shots for the Penguins, who broke loose late against the NHL's best defensive team in winning their sixth straight.
Zdeno Chara and Tyler Seguin scored first-period goals for the Bruins. Khudobin made 31 saves and the Bruins kept Pittsburgh's high-powered offense in check until the final minutes of a matchup between two of the Eastern Conference's best teams.
The Penguins played their second straight game without reigning NHL MVP Evgeni Malkin, out for at least a week with an undisclosed upper body injury. Pittsburgh hardly missed him in a 6-1 romp over the New York Island...
BEST OF MAXIM
Poor Brandon Sutter. The Pittsburgh forward has been compared to his father, Brent, throughout his young NHL career. Will Brandon be as good as Brent? Which will have more points in the NHL when all is said and done? Brent hoisted the Cup twice, will Brandon? You get the idea.
Unfortunately for Brandon, these comparisons never stop - even when he was named the Player of the Game...
We here at Outside the Boxscore love trick shots and this one comes to us from the world of hockey as Pittsburgh Penguins star Evgeni Malkin showed off his scoring ability.
Watch as he flips a puck from center ice into a bucket near a goal with little effort:
(Courtesy of Total Pro Sports)
There is a new player atop the +/- ratings in the NHL. It is Chris Kunitz of the Pittsburgh Penguins or Sidney Crosby's left winger. He has a +22 +/- rating. While Kunitz is a good player a big part of his league leading +/- comes from playing with Crosby. Kunitz usually plays with Crosby except for the toughest situations where Crosby double-shifts without him.
Probably the biggest win of the year. One of the best performances by Brandon Sutter. And Root sports screwed it up, badly:
Bruins head coach Claude Julien joined some elite company when his team defeated the Senators in a shootout Monday night.
The win was Julien’s 245th behind the Bruins bench, tying him for second place on the team’s all-time wins list (the man he’s now tied with, Milt Schmidt, has his number hanging from the rafters at TD Garden). NESN’s Naoko Funayama caught up with the B’s...
Man, that banner is like a sleek Accelerator jersey. Black on black baby.
Bruins come into Pittsburgh on a three game winning streak after a shootout win against the Senators where Boston comes back from 2 down. It was a tough game for Boston, which doesn't bode well for their legs against the Pens. The only thing that helps Boston is that Malkin is back in Russia...
The Pittsburgh Penguins have prevailed in a number of close games during their season-high win streak, including last weekend's visit to the Toronto Maple Leafs.
With Evgeni Malkin likely out for a third straight game, the Penguins will try to get past the slumping Maple Leafs again and earn a seventh consecutive victory Thursday night.
Pittsburgh (19-8-0) has won by one goal...
Pittsburgh is a city that equals Boston in tougness, grit, and strength. It reflects in the rink. For the first time this season the Bruins go up against Pittsburgh.
Pittsburgh is a top heavy team with elite NHL star power. Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin are the centerpoint of the team and among the players that represent the league. Ask a band wagon fan or a "casual"...
The Bruins may be without Chris Kelly for the long haul.
The team announced Wednesday that the third-line center will be out indefinitely after breaking his left tibia Monday against the Senators.
Kelly needed to be helped off the ice after a leg-to-leg hit with Ottawa’s Chris Neil. He did not return in Boston’s shootout win and did not dress for the team’s game in Pittsburgh...
After colliding with the Ottawa’s Chris Neil during Monday night’s Bruins-Senators game, the B’s announced Wednesday that third-line center Chris Kelly will be out indefinitely after a broken left tibia. Kelly needed to be helped off the ice and didn’t return to the game.
The recovery period is expected to be around six weeks, but with the shortened season it’s not inconceivable...
You know Bruins, you really should learn to show up from the start for these important division games. Look, we know you're very generous and you like to spot overrated teams a couple of goals to boost their self esteem but you can't keep doing this.
Though seriously, we do admire your heart to come back from all these deficits. Great practice for the playoffs...
As far as dirty hits go, the jury is out on this one. But let’s examine the evidence, and note that the on-ice judges did not give Ottawa’s Chris Neil any penalty minutes after he collided with Chris Kelly.
Neil smashed Kelly with a knee-on-knee hit in Monday night’s Bruins-Senators matchup, sending Kelly out of the game. Coach Claude Julien did not give an update on Kelly’s...
The excuses are there if the Bruins want to take them, but they have no one to blame but themselves after their latest third-period stinker.
The B’s came into Pittsburgh early Tuesday morning, just hours after playing an overtime game and winning in a shootout over the Senators. After scoring two goals in the first period, the Bruins looked like they were poised to come out of...
The Bruins are coming off of a impressive win over the Flyers in a very lack luster Bruins vs Flyers game. The Bruins shutout the Flyers 3-0 in the matinee hockey game. Pialle, Seguin, and Kelly all scored goals in the game.
Kellys goal came at a time when his line was struggling. With Jordan Caron back in the lineup the line is +1 and one goal in one game. While Caron might...