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Sounds of the game… Bruins 4, Penguins 2

In team sports, when you hear something hasn’t been done since 1929, one of two things has happened. Either a team is on a historically bad run and is about to get its coach fired. Or a team is blowing away its competition. Well of course, this is Boston, home of the 19-game winning streak in basketball and now the Boston Bruins [1] are trying to equal their Garden co-tenants. And so far, they’re doing a pretty good job of it. Thursday night, the Bruins opened the New Year by turning away Sidney Crosby [2] and the defending Eastern Conference champion Pittsburgh Penguins [3], 4-2, on Causeway Street.

Some nuggets about these men of Black and Gold… The Bruins extended their home win streak to 14 games, their longest since a 16-game run from Jan. 10-Mar. 25, 1976. It’€™s the longest in the NHL [4] this season and the fifth-longest behind streaks of 20, 19, 16 and 15 games. ‘€¦ The Bruins 10-game winning streak is the longest since a 10-game streak in the 1972-73 season. ‘€¦ The Bruins drew a crowd of 17,565, their eighth sellout of the season, fourth straight and sixth in seven home games. Boston sports fans always could spot a winner. Let’s hear from them.

Coach Claude Julien said the team is doing a good job with its game-to-game focus [5].

Julien explains putting Milan Lucic on the third line, producing two goals in his last two games [6].

Julien said Thursday was just another good, solid win [7].

Marc Savard said the team isn’t looking at chasing records or its own NHL-best 62 points [8].

Milan Lucic said winning 10 straight has been no accident [9].

Lucic said the Bruins are not taking the winning for granted [10].

Captain Zdeno Chara said the winning makes playing fun right now [11].