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Pens top Bruins in OT, win seventh straight

PITTSBURGH — Bryan Rust flipped a backhander past Tuukka Rask 1:24 into overtime to give the Penguins a 4-3 victory over the Bruins on Wednesday for their seventh straight win.

Racing down the slot, Rust took a swipe at Evgeni Malkin's centering pass, and the puck fluttered by Rask. Conor Sheary, Nick Bonino and Justin Schultz also scored for Pittsburgh. Matt Murray stopped 41 of the 44 shots he faced to improve to 10-0-1 in his past 11 home starts. With an assist, Sidney Crosby extended his point streak to nine games.

Pittsburgh improved to 20-7-3 to take the overall NHL lead with 43 points.

David Pastrnak picked up his 19th goal for the Bruins. Brad Marchand and David Krejci also scored for the Bruins. Rask played spectacularly at times and finished with 33 saves.

Game highlights: Kevin Labanc scored in the fourth round of the shootout to lift the Sharks to a 4-3 win over the host Senators. Goalie Martin Jones had 29 saves through three periods and overtime, then stopped four shootout attempts by the Senators as the Sharks won their second straight to start their four-game road trip.

Pens top Bruins in OT, win seventh straight 12/14/16 [Last modified: Wednesday, December 14, 2016 10:43pm]
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