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NHL Game Summary - Pittsburgh at Boston



(Monday, November 25th)

Final Score: Boston 4, Pittsburgh 3 (OT)

Boston, MA (SportsNetwork.com) - Torey Krug scored the game-winner 34 seconds into overtime as the Boston Bruins shook off Sidney Crosby's buzzer-beating goal in regulation to beat the Pittsburgh Penguins, 4-3, at TD Garden.

Crosby scored the tying goal with 0.3 seconds left in regulation after Zdeno Chara had given Boston a 3-2 lead with 5:15 remaining on a shot Crosby tipped into his own net.

In overtime, Krug skated unchecked into the left circle and rifled a slap shot that beat Marc-Andre Fleury high to the far side, moving the Bruins to 8-1-1 in their last 10 games.

The Atlantic Division leaders also got goals from Loui Eriksson and Reilly Smith and 28 saves from Tuukka Rask.

James Neal scored two goals and Fleury had 20 saves for the Metropolitan Division-leading Penguins, who have lost two in a row.

It was the Penguins' first trip to Boston since they were swept in the Eastern Conference finals last season. They beat Boston, 3-2, at home on Oct. 30.

On the tying goal, Crosby was left alone on the low right side -- in perfect position to jam the puck in after Chris Kunitz's spinning backhand from the slot slipped through.

The play was reviewed and upheld as a goal. Afterward, Rask explained his reaction to it.

"You think, 'Really? This happened?'" said Rask. "But the game goes on so you can't think about it too much."

Neal's second goal, on a one-timer from the left circle that beat Rask's glove on the far side, tied the game at 2-2 with 9:51 left in the third period.

Moments before Chara's goal, Fleury made back-to-back saves on Dougie Hamilton's slap shot and Jarome Iginla's backhand rebound.

But Fleury was blocked by Crosby in front when Chara flipped the puck toward the net from just inside the blue line on the high right side to give Boston a one-goal lead.

Crosby tried to knock the puck down, but ended up deflecting it in.

"It was good that we were able to tie it up, but it was a bad mistake on my part trying to get my stick on (Chara's shot)," said Crosby. "I shouldn't have been in that situation."

Earlier, Eriksson opened the scoring 12:27 into the game after he got behind the defense on a 3-on-2. Smith's power play goal on a one-timer from the slot made it 2-0 just over three minutes later.

Neal scored on a wrister from the slot 37 seconds into the second period off a pass from Jussi Jokinen in the right circle.

Game Notes

Eriksson and Carl Soderberg both had two assists for Boston ... Neal added an assist and Jokinen had two helpers for the Penguins ... The Bruins went 2-0-1 on a three-game homestand and will play at Detroit on Wednesday ... The Penguins are home vs. Toronto on Wednesday.

11/25 23:18:25 ET

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2013 - 2014 NHL Eastern Conference Standings
 
Atlantic Division W L OTL Pts GF GA Home Away Div
p-Boston 54 19 9 117 261 177 31-7-3 23-12-6 18-9-3
x-Tampa Bay 46 27 9 101 240 215 25-10-6 21-17-3 19-8-3
x-Montreal 46 28 8 100 215 204 23-13-5 23-15-3 18-8-4
x-Detroit 39 28 15 93 222 230 18-13-10 21-15-5 17-8-5
Ottawa 37 31 14 88 236 265 18-17-6 19-14-8 14-9-7
Toronto 38 36 8 84 231 256 24-16-1 14-20-7 14-13-3
Florida 29 45 8 66 196 268 16-20-5 13-25-3 13-16-1
Buffalo 21 51 10 52 157 248 13-21-7 8-30-3 7-18-5
 
Metropolitan Division W L OTL Pts GF GA Home Away Div
y-Pittsburgh 51 24 7 109 249 207 28-9-4 23-15-3 20-8-2
x-NY Rangers 45 31 6 96 218 193 20-17-4 25-14-2 16-11-3
x-Philadelphia 42 30 10 94 236 235 24-14-3 18-16-7 15-11-4
x-Columbus 43 32 7 93 231 216 22-15-4 21-17-3 16-13-1
Washington 38 30 14 90 235 240 21-13-7 17-17-7 12-15-3
New Jersey 35 29 18 88 197 208 21-11-9 14-18-9 16-9-5
Carolina 36 35 11 83 207 230 18-17-6 18-18-5 15-13-2
NY Islanders 34 37 11 79 225 267 13-19-9 21-18-2 10-16-4
 
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y= clinched division title
z= clinched overall points title
2013 - 2014 NHL Western Conference Standings
 
Central Division W L OTL Pts GF GA Home Away Div
y-Colorado 52 22 8 112 250 220 26-11-4 26-11-4 19-6-3
x-St. Louis 52 23 7 111 248 191 28-9-4 24-14-3 21-6-2
x-Chicago 46 21 15 107 267 220 27-7-7 19-14-8 13-13-3
x-Minnesota 43 27 12 98 207 206 26-10-5 17-17-7 14-12-3
x-Dallas 40 31 11 91 235 228 23-11-7 17-20-4 13-11-5
Nashville 38 32 12 88 216 242 19-17-5 19-15-7 12-13-4
Winnipeg 37 35 10 84 227 237 18-17-6 19-18-4 9-15-5
 
Pacific Division W L OTL Pts GF GA Home Away Div
z-Anaheim 54 20 8 116 266 209 29-8-4 25-12-4 22-4-3
x-San Jose 51 22 9 111 249 200 29-7-5 22-15-4 18-7-3
x-Los Angeles 46 28 8 100 206 174 23-14-4 23-14-4 16-10-3
Phoenix 37 30 15 89 216 231 22-14-5 15-16-10 14-9-6
Vancouver 36 35 11 83 196 223 20-15-6 16-20-5 12-13-4
Calgary 35 40 7 77 209 241 19-19-3 16-21-4 11-15-3
Edmonton 29 44 9 67 203 270 16-22-3 13-22-6 8-17-4
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
z= clinched overall points title
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