Bruins Cup Rewind: Bruins Explode for Five Third-Period Goals to Complete Comeback, Defeat Penguins in Pittsburgh 7-4


Editor's note: NESN is counting down the top 50 moments of the Bruins' 2011 Stanley Cup season. Every day from Aug. 17 to Oct. 5, a memorable moment from the 2011 season will air on NESN Daily and be posted on NESN.com.

Nov. 10 marked one of the few times this past season that Tim Thomas wasn't particularly dominant in net. He allowed four goals through the first two periods of the Bruins' matchup with the Pittsburgh Penguins.

But the team rallied around it's two-time Vezina-winning goaltender in the third period and exploded for five goals en route to a 7-4 victory on the road.

Nathan Horton started off the third-period barrage with a goal, and Zdeno Chara tied the game 15 seconds later. An unlikely source in Shawn Thornton would then break the 4-4 tie with his third goal of the season, while Blake Wheeler and Milan Lucic would later tack on some insurance.

The Penguins were without superstars Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin for plenty of games this past season, but they each saw ample ice time during this one, during which the Bruins proved they could trade offensive blows with the game's best.

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