Bruins Take Advantage of Pittsburgh Turnover During First Period, Reilly Smith Nets Sixth Goal of Season (Video)


Physicality has certainly overshadowed all else in Saturday night’s matchup between the Bruins and the Penguins, but there have been some goals scored in between all of the extracurricular activity.

After taking a huge hit from Brooks Orpik early in the first period, it was announced that Loui Eriksson would not return to the ice. Reilly Smith jumped up to the second line and filled Eriksson’s absence, making his presence felt quickly with his sixth goal of the season.

The Bruins were able to take advantage of Chris Kunitz‘s turnover in the Boston end, which led to Patrice Bergeron finding Smith near the high slot and Smith was able to rifle off a shot past Marc-Andre Fleury.

Check out Smith’s goal in the Berkshire Bank Exciting Rewind video above.

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During the 2016-2017 regular season, Berkshire Bank Foundation will donate $100 for each Bruins assist to three local non-profit organizations. Click here to see official rules.

As of March 30, the Berkshire Bank Foundation has raised $11,500 for Cradles to Crayons, which provides children from birth through age 12, living in homeless or low-income situations, with the essential items they need to thrive -- at home, at school and at play.

Earlier this season, the foundation raised $10,000 for Soldier On, a private nonprofit organization committed to ending veteran homelessness, and $12,100 for Birthday Wishes, a non-profit organization with a mission to provide birthday parties to children experiencing homelessness.