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Three the magic number (again) for Bruins in win over Penguins
Posted By DJ Bean On January 10, 2011 @ 10:06 pm In General | 1 Comment
The Bruins once again proved a third-period terror against the Penguins , scoring four unanswered goals en route to a 4-2 victory at CONSOL Energy Center.
With the Penguins leading, 2-0, on second-period goals from Mike Rupp and Kris Letang, the B’s scored four goals in the final 3:23 of regulation. Zdeno Chara  and Brad Marchand  got it started by scoring goals 12 seconds apart, while Mark Recchi  potted the game-winner on the power play at 19:10 and Gregory Campbell  sealed it with an empty netter.
The B’s scored their first two power play goals in six games. Tuukka Rask  made 23 saves on 25 shots in the victory.
WHAT WENT RIGHT FOR THE BRUINS
– Did the Bruins watch so much tape of what the Habs did to them Saturday that they couldn’t help but do the same thing? The B’s didn’t have to wait for overtime to get a huge road win. With their five-goal third period on Nov. 10, they have now scored nine third-period goals vs. the Penguins and allowed none.
– Chara’s goal was his second in the last five games, clearly a good way to follow up his 23 games without a goal prior to last Saturday’s game in Buffalo.
– Tyler Seguin  and David Krejci  haven’t produced while skating on the same line the last two games, but the two seem to be a good fit. Seguin tied linemate Blake Wheeler  with three shots, while Krejci set up the 18-year-old beautifully in the third period before Fleury robbed the rookie.
While Krejci and Wheeler obviously work well together and the Czech center’s skill set is appropriate for a line with Seguin, Krejci had zero shots on goal for the second straight game. He has two goals over his last five contests.
WHAT WENT WRONG FOR THE BRUINS
– The Penguins’ power play had been bad, but the B’s didn’t need to push the matter. The Bruins handed the Penguins five power plays, one of which Letang scored on to make it a two-goal game. Both teams entered the game with three power play goals over their last nine contests, and the B’s gave Pittsburgh plenty of chances to improve the number, which the Penguins did.
– Pittsburgh native Matt Bartkowski was set to have a memorable NHL  debut for the Bruins, but he ended up doing so for the wrong reasons. First, he was beaten by Mike Rupp in the second period on the Penguins’ first goal. Bartkowski then took a hooking penalty with the Bruins playing from behind with less than 10 minutes remaining.
– Eleven games without a goal for Milan Lucic . The slumping winger followed his zero-shot performance by throwing three shots on Marc-Andre Fleury . As the Bruins continue to search from offensive consistency, they need a lot more from their leading scorer.
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 Zdeno Chara: http://media.weei.com/hockey/zdeno-chara.htm
 Brad Marchand: http://media.weei.com/hockey/brad-marchand.htm
 Mark Recchi: http://media.weei.com/hockey/mark-recchi.htm
 Gregory Campbell: http://media.weei.com/hockey/gregory-campbell.htm
 Tuukka Rask: http://media.weei.com/hockey/tuukka-rask.htm
 Tyler Seguin: http://media.weei.com/hockey/tyler-seguin.htm
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