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Struggling teams meet as Penguins host Bruins

Dec 23, 2007 - 2:14 PM
Boston (18-13-4) at Pittsburgh (17-16-2) 3:00 pm EST

PITTSBURGH (Ticker) - For the second time in less than a week, the Pittsburgh Penguins and Boston Bruins meet.

Fans will be hoping Sunday's game is as exciting as Thursday's contest, when the Penguins squandered a four-goal lead before emerging with a 5-4 shootout win.

Thursday's game also featured the first fight in the career for Penguins star Sidney Crosby, who dropped the gloves with Boston's Andrew Ference.

Pittsburgh was unable to build off the win over Boston as it suffered a 4-2 loss to the New York Islanders on Friday. The Penguins are 2-4-0 in their last six games.

The Bruins, who have lost three straight games, are coming off Saturday's 4-1 home setback to the St. Louis Blues.

Boston played without the services of defenseman Aaron Ward (broken foot), defenseman Andrew Alberts (post-concussion syndrome) and winger Glen Murray (hip flexor), but did welcome back left wing Shawn Thornton after a 21-game absence due to a broken foot.








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    FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    BOSTON 1 0 1 2
    PITTSBURGH 0 3 1 4 FINAL
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: BOS - P.J. AXELSSON 6 (ZDENO CHARA, MARC SAVARD) 3:48
    2ND PRD: PIT - GARY ROBERTS 2 (GEORGES LARAQUE, ERIK CHRISTENSEN)
    2:16
    PIT - (PP) EVGENI MALKIN 14 (JORDAN STAAL, SERGEI GONCHAR)
    13:04
    PIT - GEORGES LARAQUE 2 (

    Dec 23 5:28 PM


  • NHL
    BOSTON 2
    PITTSBURGH 4
    3RD PRD: PIT - (EN) GARY ROBERTS 3 (SIDNEY CROSBY, COLBY ARMSTRONG)
    19:50

    Bruins vs. PenguinsDec 23 5:27 PM


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    BOSTON 2
    PITTSBURGH 3
    3RD PRD: BOS - PETER SCHAEFER 7 (MATT LASHOFF, GLEN METROPOLIT) 19:06
    (WITH EXTRA ATTACKER)

    Bruins vs. PenguinsDec 23 5:27 PM
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    Bruins vs. PenguinsDec 23 5:27 PM
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    Bruins vs. PenguinsDec 23 5:27 PM


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    END OF THE 2ND 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    BOSTON 1 0 1
    PITTSBURGH 0 3 3 END OF THE 2ND
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: BOS - P.J. AXELSSON 6 (ZDENO CHARA, MARC SAVARD) 3:48
    2ND PRD: PIT - GARY ROBERTS 2 (GEORGES LARAQUE, ERIK CHRISTENSEN)
    2:16
    PIT - (PP) EVGENI MALKIN 14 (JORDAN STAAL, SERGEI GONCHAR)
    13:04
    PIT - GEORGE

    Dec 23 4:36 PM


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    BOSTON 1
    PITTSBURGH 3
    2ND PRD: PIT - GEORGES LARAQUE 2 (GARY ROBERTS, ERIK CHRISTENSEN)
    13:34

    Bruins vs. PenguinsDec 23 4:26 PM


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    BOSTON 1
    PITTSBURGH 1
    2ND PRD: PIT - GARY ROBERTS 2 (GEORGES LARAQUE, ERIK CHRISTENSEN) 2:16

    Bruins vs. PenguinsDec 23 4:07 PM


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    END OF THE 1ST 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    BOSTON 1 1
    PITTSBURGH 0 0 END OF THE 1ST
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: BOS - P.J. AXELSSON 6 (ZDENO CHARA, MARC SAVARD) 3:48
    SHOTS ON GOAL: 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    BOS 12 12
    PIT 10 10
    GOALIES: BOS - ALEX AULD
    PIT - TY

    Dec 23 3:45 PM


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    BOSTON 1
    PITTSBURGH 0
    1ST PRD: BOS - P.J. AXELSSON 6 (ZDENO CHARA) 3:48

    Bruins vs. PenguinsDec 23 3:14 PM