The Boston Bruins cut the Penguins three-goal first period lead down by one, as Pittsburgh took a 4-2 lead into the second intermission at Consol Energy Center. Marty Turco replaced All-Star Tim Thomas after the Pens blitzed the Bruins goalie for a three-goal first. It was Turco's first appearance in an NHL game in almost a year and he stopped 10 of 11 second period shots from the Pens.
The Pens got their fourth goal of the afternoon on Chris Kunitz's 20th score of the year. Kunitz took an assist from James Neal and slammed it home past Turco. Evgeni Malkin was credited with the secondary assist, as he and Neal continued their dominance of the Bruins.
David Krejci put the Bruins on the board less than two minutes into the second period, beating Marc-Andre Fleury to cut the lead to two. Krejci would get another goal late in the period to respond to Kunitz's score as Boston ramped up the pressure and put 16 shots on Fleury in the second period. The line of Krejci, Milan Lucic, and Tyler Seguin was extremely active in Boston's offensive zone. The Pens will look to slow down that line to close out the third period and hold on for their ninth straight win.
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