BOSTON (AP) — Brad Marchand scored his 2nd goal of the game with 1:57 left in the 3rd period, and the Boston Bruins beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 6-4 Monday night after blowing a 3-0 lead.
David Pastrnak, Jake DeBrusk and Torey Krug also scored for Boston (11-1-2), which has won 6 straight. Marchand added 3 assists, extending his point streak to 13 games.
Dominik Kahun, Nick Bjugstad, Bryan Rust and John Marino scored for Pittsburgh. Marino’s was his 1st career NHL goal.
Marchand, from the left wing, fired a wrister that hit the far post and went into the net off the back of goalie Tristan Jerry. Krug’s 1-timer from the right circle tied it at 4 midway through 3.
Patrice Bergeron added an empty-net goal; Jaroslav Halak made 40 saves.
The Bruins had opened a 3-0 lead on Pastrnak’s team-leading 14th goal 4:22 into the 2nd period when Pittsburgh Coach Mike Sullivan pulled starting goalie Matt Murray. The Pens then outshot Boston 15-4 over the remainder of the period, scoring 4 times to take the lead. Kahun started the comeback with a tough-angle shot into the net from near the bottom of the right circle at 5:35. Bjugstad sliced the deficit to one 4:21 later when he broke in alone off a pass from Kris Letang and fired a wrister that caromed into the net off the right post. Evgeni Malkin backhanded a pass from along the boards, finding Rust alone in the slot.