Chara’s Last-Minute Goal Ends Penguins’ Winning Streak At Five

December 9, 2013
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Zdeno Chara scored with 13 seconds remaining, breaking a 2-2 tie and lifting the Boston Bruins to a 3-2 home win over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday night.

The Bruins’ win ended a season-high five-game winning streak by Pittsburgh (20-10-1), and moved Boston (20-8-2) back into first place in the NHL’s Atlantic Division.  The Penguins currently hold a seven-point lead over Washington in the Metropolitan Division.

Chris Kunitz and James Neal scored for Pittsburgh.  Reilly Smith tallied the Bruins’ first goal, and David Krejci tied the game with 1:29 left in the third period.

Marc-Andre Fleury (16-8-1) stopped 18 of 21 shots and was charged with the loss.  Winning goaltender Tuukka Rask made 28 saves.

The Penguins will return home Monday to face the Columbus Blue Jackets in a 7:30 PM game at Consol Energy Center.  Radio pregame airtime on 96.3 KQW will be 7:00 PM.

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