June 5, 2023
Bruins recover late, top Penguins in OT for sixth straight win

Bruins recover late, top Penguins in OT for sixth straight win

PITTSBURGH– Hampus Lindholm still scored 1:23 in overtime, and the Boston Bruins bounced back from three goals to extend their winning streak to six games with a 6-5 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday at PPG Paints Arena.

Lindholm shot from the top of the left faceoff circle after running from end to end. It was his fourth point of the game (one goal, three assists).

“I was pretty confident about my game, so I knew it was a 60-minute hockey game,” Lindholm said. “Falling behind a little early but 60 minutes of hockey so you just try to keep at it. Tonight is one of those nights where it went our way.”

Video: [email protected]: Lindholm goes into overtime from coast to coast

Jeremy Swayman Replaced starting goalkeeper Linus Ullmark at 11:36 of the second period for the Bruins (9-1-0) before suffering a lower body injury Patrice Bergeron fell into it at 5:42 of the third period. Swayman, who was rated after the game, made four saves.

Ullmark allowed five goals on 23 shots before being drawn. He finished with 29 saves from 34 shots.

Yevgeny Malkin had a goal and an assist, and Tristan Jarry made 35 saves for the Penguins (4-4-2) who have lost five straight games (0-4-1). They played without a defender Kris Letang (Illness).

“At the end of the day, we have to find a way to win games,” said Pittsburgh coach Mike Sullivan. “When you’re heading into third place with a two-goal advantage you’re in a good position to win. We had chances to win. We didn’t take them.”

Taylor Hall scored Boston’s third straight goal with a turning shot from the slot for a 5-5 tie, with 1-17 remaining in the third.

“The cliche is, you keep playing, you keep believing,” Hall said. “I think it’s so true. There was no way we were evicted from the building. … So it’s a big win. Not that we’re not a confident team, but to show that when you’re down three, just keep chugging along.”

Video: [email protected]: Hall turns and scores to equalize

Brad Marchand cut it to 5-3 with a one-timer on a power play at 12:57 of the second. Paul Zacha deflected a shot from Lindholm to make it 5-4 at 11:59 of the third.

“I’m sitting there and I’m like, ‘We create opportunities. I love the fight on this team,'” said Bruins coach Jim Montgomery. “It’s about nine minutes to go. Maybe not our night. But my goodness, it was like that.”

Sydney Crosby gave Pittsburgh a 1-0 lead with his first shot 30 seconds into the first half and dropped to one knee for a wrist shot from the slot. It was his fifth goal in 10 games this season.

“We just give up too much,” Crosby said. “We finally got a lead, we didn’t work well enough. … We have done many good things. I think it was one of our better games for the most part. But we have to find a way to close it.”

Video: [email protected]: Crosby scores after 30 seconds in the game

Charlie Coyle Tie it 1-1 at 5:19 though Trento Frederic ran the puck into the crease before Coyle backhanded it in while Jarry tried to freeze it.

Jacob Lauko gave Boston a 2-1 lead after 13:20 with his first NHL goal Nick Foligno sent a pass above Jeff Petry and Chad Ruhwedel to Lauko for a wrist shot from the left circle.

Malkin equalized 2-2 after 1:47 of the second and hit with a tap-in near the right post, and Josh Archibald put the Penguins 3-2 up with a one-timer after 8:42.

Bryan Rost before that at 11:16 a shot into the left post to make it 4:2 Rickard Rackel extended it to 5-2 on a snap at 11:36.

“I think we’re building right now,” Pittsburgh said forward Brock McGinn, who had two assists. “I think we played a little better tonight. We just have to go out there tomorrow (against the Buffalo Sabers) and play again.”

REMARKS: Sullivan coached his 517th game with the Penguins, passing Ed Johnston (516) for most in their history. …Malkin has at least a point in eight out of ten games this season (10 points; five goals, five assists). … Pittsburgh forward Jeff Carter did not play after sustaining a lower body injury in Friday’s 3-1 loss to Seattle Kraken. He is day by day. …Bruns forward CraigSmith was sidelined with an upper body injury; he is from day to day. … Defender of Boston Derek Forbort left with an upper body injury after 5:30 p.m. Ice Age. … Marchand has three goals and an assist in two games this season after undergoing surgery on both hips on May 28. He needs a point to reach 800 in the NHL.

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