In a battle of two teams with different playoff implications, the Boston Bruins beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 6-4 at PPG Paints Arena on Saturday night.

With the win, Boston moved to 47-18-15 while Pittsburgh moved to 37-31-12.

Check out the full box score here.

Pittsburgh came out of the gates like the team with more desperation in its playoff hunt, outshooting Boston 12-5 to open the game. The Bruins found some early chances, though they heavily relied on quality reps in net from Linus Ullmark.

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The second period flipped a switch for the Bruins, who found the pre-playoff energy they hoped to establish Jake DeBrusk, Pavel Zacha, Kevin Shattenkirk and Brad Marchand (short-handed) all found the back of the net to change the momentum.

The teams combined for six goals during the middle 20 minutes. Boston stayed ahead with a boost from Morgan Geekie and Danton Heinen to close out the victory with an important step toward the postseason.

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— Zacha notched 20 goals for the second straight season with Boston.

— Marchand netted his third short-handed goal of the season.

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— Charlie Coyle tallied two assists to reach 60 points on the season.

The Bruins head to Washington D.C. for their final regular season road game of the season to face the Capitals on Monday. Puck drop is set for 7 p.m. ET. You can catch the game, plus an hour of pregame coverage, on NESN.

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