Bruins best Penguins in OT thrillerNov 26, 2013 - 4:19 AM
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 on a shot Crosby tipped into his own net.
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 Crosby 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.
Crosby tried to knock the puck down, but ended up deflecting it in.
"It was good that we were able to tie it up, but it was a bad mistake on my part trying to get my stick on (Chara's shot)," said Crosby. "I shouldn't have been in that situation."
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.
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.
- PITTSBURGH: 3
Final - OT
Nov 25 9:47 PM
- Boston Goal - Torey Krug (7), at :34.
Penguins 3, Bruins 4 OT - 4:26Nov 25 9:41 PM
- PITTSBURGH: 3
End of Regulation
Nov 25 9:37 PM
- Boston Goal - Zdeno Chara, from David Krejci and Milan Lucic at 14:45.
Penguins 2, Bruins 3 3rd - 5:15Nov 25 9:24 PM
- Pittsburgh Goal - James Neal, at 11:09.
Penguins 2, Bruins 2 3rd - 8:51Nov 25 9:18 PM
- PITTSBURGH: 1
End of 2nd
Nov 25 8:40 PM
- Pittsburgh Goal - James Neal (5), from Jussi Jokinen and Evgeni Malkin at :37.
Penguins 1, Bruins 2 2nd - 19:23Nov 25 8:06 PM
- PITTSBURGH: 0
End of 1st
Nov 25 7:46 PM
- Boston Power-Play Goal - Reilly Smith (5), at 15:43.
Penguins 0, Bruins 2 1st - 4:17Nov 25 7:39 PM
- Boston Goal - Loui Eriksson, at 12:27.
Penguins 0, Bruins 1 1st - 7:33Nov 25 7:31 PM
- PITTSBURGH: 0
1st Period - 20:00
Nov 25 7:08 PM
- Penguins starting G Fleury in Game 5 May 23
- Penguins remove G Murray after second period May 23
- Johnson's OT deflection lifts Lightning over Penguins 4-3 May 23
- Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury to start Game 5 May 22
- Lightning-Penguins Preview May 21
- Murray or Fleury? Penguins weighing options in goal May 21
- Friday's Sports In Brief May 21
- Lightning beat Penguins 4-3, even Eastern Conference finals May 21
- Penguins find higher gear against Lightning in East finals May 20
- Penguins-Lightning Preview May 19
- Crosby, Kessel help Penguins beat Lightning 4-2 in Game 3 May 19
- Penguins-Lightning Preview May 17