Bruins best Penguins in OT thriller

Updated: November 25, 2013

Boston, MA ( – Torey Krug scored the game-winner 34 seconds
into overtime as the Boston Bruins shook off Sidney Crosby’s buzzer-beating
goal in regulation to beat the Pittsburgh Penguins, 4-3, at TD Garden.

Crosby scored the tying goal with 0.3 seconds left in regulation after Zdeno
Chara had given Boston a 3-2 lead with 5:15 remaining.

In overtime, Krug skated unchecked into the left circle and rifled a slap shot
that beat Marc-Andre Fleury high to the far side, moving the Bruins to 8-1-1
in their last 10 games.

The Atlantic Division leaders also got goals from Loui Eriksson and Reilly
Smith and 28 saves from Tuukka Rask.

James Neal scored two goals and Fleury had 20 saves for the Metropolitan
Division-leading Penguins, who have lost two in a row.

It was the Penguins’ first trip to Boston since they were swept in the Eastern
Conference finals last season. They beat Boston, 3-2, at home on Oct. 30.

On the tying goal, Crosby was left alone on the low right side — in perfect
position to jam the puck in after Chris Kunitz’s spinning backhand from the
slot slipped through.

The play was reviewed and upheld as a goal. Afterward, Rask explained his
reaction to it.

“You think, ‘Really? This happened?'” said Rask. “But the game goes on so you
can’t think about it too much.”

Neal’s second goal, on a one-timer from the left circle that beat Rask’s glove
on the far side, tied the game at 2-2 with 9:51 left in the third period.

Moments before Chara’s goal, Fleury made back-to-back saves on Dougie
Hamilton’s slap shot and Jarome Iginla’s backhand rebound.

But Fleury was blocked by traffic in front when Chara flipped the puck toward
the net from just inside the blue line on the high right side to give Boston a
one-goal lead.

Earlier, Eriksson opened the scoring 12:27 into the game after he got behind
the defense on a 3-on-2. Smith’s power play goal on a one-timer from the slot
made it 2-0 just over three minutes later.

Neal scored on a wrister from the slot 37 seconds into the second period off
a pass from Jussi Jokinen in the right circle.

Game Notes

Eriksson and Carl Soderberg both had two assists for Boston … Neal added an
assist and Jokinen had two helpers for the Penguins … The Bruins went 2-0-1
on a three-game homestand and will play at Detroit on Wednesday … The
Penguins are home vs. Toronto on Wednesday.