FINAL, Boston wins 3-2 in Overtime

Overtime, 2:43, 3-2 Boston: Patrice Bergeron scores, and the Bruins win. The play was reviewed for a possible high stick, but the goal call on the ice stood. Boston’s three-game losing streak is over.


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Overtime, 0:50, 2-2: Beau Bennett hits the post!

Overtime, 0:01, 2-2: Play has resumed.

End of Regulation, 2-2

The Bruins are headed to overtime for the fourth straight game. They are 0-0-3 in the previous three.

Third Period, 19:29, 2-2: Bruins have an offensive zone faceoff with 31.1 seconds remaining after a Penguins ice time.

Third Period, 16:50, 2-2:  Simon Despres’ shot from the point is denied by Tuukka Rask despite heavy traffic in front of the net.

Third Period, 10:00, 2-2: Claude Julien has shortened his bench. Craig Cunningham, Seth Griffith and Gregory Campbell haven’t received much 5-on-5 ice time since the start of the second period. The Lucic-Bergeron-Paille line continues to impress.

Third Period, 3:09, 2-2: The Pittsburgh power play is over, and we’re back to 5-on-5.

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Third Period, 2:09, 2-2:

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Third Period, 1:09, 2-2: Loui Eriksson is whistled for holding, and the Penguins will get their fourth power play of the game.

Third Period, 0:15, 2-2: Evgeni Malkin scores with an incredibly accurate shot that beats Tuukka Rask to tie the game.

Third Period, 0:01, 2-1 Boston: Play has resumed.

End of Second Period, 2-1 Boston

Second Period, 15:37, 2-1 Boston: Patrice Bergeron has given the Bruins their first lead. Milan Lucic and Daniel Paille both helped set up the goal and earned assists.


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Second Period, 13:31, 1-1: The Bruins didn’t score on the power play, but they created a few good scoring chances and maintain puck possession in the attacking zone.

Second Period, 11:31, 1-1: Christian Ehrhoff is penalized for holding, and the Bruins are back on the power play.

Second Period, 10:30, 1-1: Boston is being dominated in just about every phase of the game. Pittsburgh has a 39-17 shot attempt lead overall and a 15-1 edge this period. Tuukka Rask is giving the Bruins a chance to win with some excellent saves, especially on the penalty kill.

Second Period, 8:16, 1-1: Boston’s penalty kill steps up again, and we’re back to 5-on-5.

Second Period, 6:16, 1-1: Brad Marchand is penalized for high sticking in the offensive zone, and Pittsburgh will get its third power play of the game. It’s 0-for-2 with the man advantage so far.

Second Period, 3:30, 1-1: The Penguins score, but the goal is waived off because of goalie interference. It appeared that Adam McQuaid pushed a Penguins forward into Tuukka Rask, but the referee saw the play differently.

Second Period, 2:56, 1-1: The Bruins, led by some good saves by Tuukka Rask, have killed the penalty, and we’re back to 5-on-5.

Second Period, 0:56, 1-1: Patrice Bergeron is penalized for hooking, and the Penguins will go back to the power play.

Second Period, 0:01, 1-1: Play has resumed.

End of First Period, 1-1

First Period, 17:58, 1-1: Zdeno Chara unleashes a rocket of a shot from the point, and the puck goes off the post and into the net. It’s Chara’s first goal since Oct. 18 against the Buffalo Sabres.


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First Period, 17:04, 1-0 Pittsburgh: The Penguins have killed the penalty, and we’re back to even strength.

First Period, 15:04, 1-0 Pittsburgh: Brad Marchand is tripped behind the Penguins net, and the Bruins will go to the power play for the first time tonight.

First Period, 9:26, 1-0 Pittsburgh: The Bruins kill the penalty, and we’re back to 5-on-5. No shots on goal for the Penguins during their power play.

First Period, 7:26, 1-0 Pittsburgh: Kevan Miller is whistled for high sticking, and Pittsburgh will receive its first power play of the game. The Penguins have the fifth-best power play in the NHL.

First Period, 5:00, 1-0 Pittsburgh: Claude Julien already has swapped right wingers Seth Griffith and Reilly Smith. Smith is now playing with David Krejci and Milan Lucic, which was an effective line at times Sunday against the Carolina Hurricanes.

First Period, 3:37, 1-0 Pittsburgh: Evgeni Malkin feeds Beau Bennett with an excellent pass from behind the net, and the young winger beats Tuukka Rask to open the scoring.


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First Period, 1:10, 0-0: Loui Eriksson’s wrist shot from the left faceoff dot hits the post.

First Period, 0:01, 0-0: We’re underway!

8:05 pm: Jordan Caron, Matt Bartkowski and David Pastrnak are the Bruins scratches tonight.

7:55 pm: Lines and pairings during pregame rushes.

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7:45 pm: The Boston Bruins and Pittsburgh Penguins will meet for the second time this season Wednesday night at Consol Energy Center.

The Penguins have 15 wins on home ice this season, which is tied for the most in the NHL. They also are 7-2-1 in their last 10 games at home. Boston is 7-9-2 on the road with a 2-5-2 mark away from TD Garden since the start of December.

The Bruins have been forced to mix and match their lines and pairings throughout the season because of injuries. Boston has been at full strength in only three games this season, and it didn’t win any of them. Veteran defensemen Adam McQuaid returned to the lineup on Jan. 3, which gave the Bruins a healthy roster again.

The Penguins will be without Patric Hornqvist, Olli Maatta, Blake Comeau and Pascal Dupuis on Wednesday night. Pittsburgh ranks fifth in man games lost in 2014-15, but it still is tied with the New York Islanders for the Metropolitan Division lead.

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