Frédéric’s third-period purpose places the Bruins forward of the Penguins
PITTSBURGH – Trent Frederic scored the one purpose of the third interval and the Boston Bruins beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 2-1 on Tuesday evening.
Frederick gave the Bruins the lead in earnest at 7:07 of the third. He beat goalie Casey DeSmith with a wrist shot from the highest of the left circle in site visitors.
David Pastrnak scored his thirteenth energy play for the Bruins, who had misplaced 9 of their earlier 13 video games. It was the Bruins’ second victory of their final seven street video games after a 5-0-1 away streak.
“There are not any video games to do or die in the course of the common season,” mentioned Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy. “There are video games the place you need to be just a little extra linked and targeted. It was a kind of video games.”
Dan Vladar made 34 saves for his first win in his first NHL begin. Bruins No. 1 goalie Tuukka Rask skated Tuesday however missed his fifth straight recreation with an undisclosed harm.
Vladar made his Stanley Cup playoff debut final summer time changing Jaroslav Halak in Sport 3 of the second spherical towards Tampa Bay. He settled in early with a dive stick cease on Colton Sceviour and was practically excellent the remainder of the best way.
“I am simply the happiest child on the earth proper now,” Vladar mentioned. “I’ve at all times dreamed of taking part in within the NHL, I had the chance and I received. There hasn’t been a greater day for me in hockey.”
Brandon Tanev scored his seventh purpose for Pittsburgh, which ended a six-game successful streak. The Penguins had received 11 of their earlier 14 video games. Sidney Crosby’s seven-game level streak ended and DeSmith stopped 31 photographs.
“I feel we competed onerous and gave one another an opportunity,” mentioned Crosby. “It was a decent and intense hockey recreation and normally with an effort like that you simply get rewarded, however sadly it did not go our means.
Pastrnak opened the scoring with an influence play purpose 3:20 of the primary interval. Pastrnak took a feed from Brad Marchand and beat DeSmith between the pads with a backhand.
Tanev equalized the sport at 3:22 pm of the primary interval. Evan Rodrigues redirected Kasperi Kapanen’s shot on purpose and Tanev transformed the rebound to the aspect of the web.
Frederick’s winner was the Bruins’ tied third purpose of their final six video games. The Bruins have scored 33 objectives of their final 14 video games.
“Folks need to take part,” Cassidy mentioned. “We want it. It has been mentioned.”
MALKIN LEAVES EARLY
Evgeni Malkin left Tuesday’s recreation halfway via the primary interval after a nook hit from Bruins defenseman Jarred Tinordi. He returned for an influence change later within the interval earlier than heading again to the locker room for good. Penguins coach Mike Sullivan mentioned Malkin was being assessed for a decrease physique harm.
Malkin entered Tuesday with factors in 12 of his earlier 14 video games, together with an eight-game scoring streak, wherein he scored 4 objectives and 12 factors through the race. Malkin turned the third participant of Russian origin to attain 1,100 factors within the NHL an evening earlier in a win over Boston.
Tanev was sentenced to five minutes of age and a match foul for tackling Tinordi at 12:57 of the second interval.
Tanev’s examine away from the boards despatched Tinordi awkwardly crashing previous the Bruins bench. Tinordi (higher physique) remained on the ice for a number of moments earlier than being helped within the locker room and never returning.
“I feel (Tanev) was making an attempt to complete his examine,” Sullivan mentioned. “It’s unlucky to see how the circumstances have developed as (Tinordi) was away from the boards through the first contact.”
Boston managed simply 4 photographs through the 5-minute energy play, and Pittsburgh’s Mark Jankowski hit the put up on a shorthanded breakaway within the dying moments of the kill. Pittsburgh killed the penalty with out two of its greatest penalty killers, Tanev and Teddy Blueger, who was a shock scratch, and performed the ultimate 27 minutes with 10 forwards.
“I hope (Tinordi) is doing effectively,” Crosby mentioned. “He walked into the boards fairly awkwardly. You by no means wish to see that, however I do not assume it warranted a 5-minute penalty. I do not assume (Tanev) had any intention.”
RARE WIN BRUINS IN PITTSBURGH
Boston received their first recreation in Pittsburgh since a 6-2 victory on Dec. 18, 2015. The Bruins have been winless of their earlier seven video games at Pittsburgh, together with a 4-1 loss on Monday.
The Penguins had 11 wins and factors in 12 of 14 earlier residence video games towards Boston on March 11, 2012.
Pittsburgh will journey to New Jersey on Thursday for 2 street video games earlier than ending the month with a five-game homestand.
Boston continues a four-game street journey Thursday in Buffalo. The Bruins then return residence for an eight-game residence franchise wherein followers can return beginning March 23 towards the New York Islanders.