The Pittsburgh Penguins won their ninth straight game on Sunday with a convincing 5-2 win over the Boston Bruins. The Pens came out ready to play, and jumped in front by three-goals after one period. Two second period goals were all the Bruins could muster against Marc-Andre Fleury, who won his eighth straight as the starting netminder.
The Pens controlled the action for much of the third, as they salted away the game. Pascal Dupuis pushed the Penguins lead back to three with his 18th goal of the season. Dupuis scored on an incredible individual effort, beating Boston's Milan Lucic for an uncontested breakaway. Jordan Staal fired a clear from the corner and hit Dupuis as he started to rush out of the zone. Lucic tried to meet Dupuis at the blue line but the Pens forward put it right between his legs and went around the big Boston winger. Dupuis was off to the races and flipped a backhand past Marty Turco to ice the win for the Pens. It was Dupuis's fifth point in the past three games.
It was the Penguins ninth win in a row, as they continue to climb the standings towards the top of the Atlantic Division and the Eastern Conference. The team currently in that perch, the New York Rangers, will be their next opponent as Dan Bylsma's club enjoys three days off before a trip to Madison Square Garden on Thursday.
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