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Bruins top Pens in two OT, one win from Cup final

BOSTON — Patrice Bergeron scored at 15:19 of the second overtime to give the Bruins a 2-1 win over the Penguins in the Eastern Conference final Wednesday night and put them within one victory of the Stanley Cup final.

The play started when Jaromir Jagr won a puck battle with Pittsburgh's Evgeni Malkin along the boards near the blue line in Boston's end. Jagr passed to Brad Marchand, who passed to Bergeron breaking toward the net.

Bergeron, with the Penguins' Brooks Orpik right beside him, stuck out his stick and flicked the puck past goalie Tomas Vokoun.

The goal came on the 94th shot of the game, which was the longest in the postseason.

'Hawks' Keith suspended 1 game

LOS ANGELES — Blackhawks defenseman Duncan Keith was suspended one game for high-sticking the Kings' Jeff Carter in Game 3 of the West final Tuesday. He will miss tonight's Game 4.

Keith was assessed a double minor for hitting Carter in the face with his stick blade while the pair was skating behind the play in the second period. Carter left the ice but returned after about 61/2 minutes. He said the hit resulted in 20 stitches, a chipped tooth and cracks in other teeth. He was feeling all right Wednesday but a little sore, he said.

After a phone hearing with the league, Keith reiterated it was an accident.

Keith told the league he intentionally swung at Carter after the forward took a whack at him, department of player safety chief Brendan Shanahan said. That didn't justify what Keith did, he said.

Bruins 1 0 0 0 1 2
Penguins 1 0 0 0 0 1

First Period1, Boston, Krejci 9 (Lucic), 1:42. PenaltiesVitale, Pit (roughing), 9:31; Boychuk, Bos (interference), 9:31; Horton, Bos (holding), 15:34.

Second Period2, Pittsburgh, Kunitz 5 (Martin, Pa.Dupuis), 8:51. PenaltiesKrejci, Bos (roughing), 1:44; McQuaid, Bos (boarding), 4:26; Boston bench, served by Thornton (too many men), 10:50; Iginla, Pit (tripping), 18:41.

Third PeriodNone. PenaltiesKunitz, Pit (slashing), 1:46; Marchand, Bos (kneeing), 1:46; Murray, Pit (slashing), 6:27; Pa.Dupuis, Pit (interference), 12:24. First OvertimeNone. PenaltiesCooke, Pit (roughing), 1:03; Lucic, Bos (roughing), 1:03; Kelly, Bos (tripping), 8:27; Orpik, Pit (high-sticking), 11:26; Malkin, Pit (delay of game), 18:23. Second Overtime3, Boston, Bergeron 5 (Marchand, Jagr), 15:19. PenaltiesBoston bench, served by Seguin (too many men), 3:47. Shots on GoalPittsburgh 10-15-14-7-8—54. Boston 10-11-4-9-6—40. Power-play opportunitiesPittsburgh 0 of 6; Boston 0 of 5. GoaliesPittsburgh, Vokoun 6-4-0 (40 shots-38 saves). Boston, Rask 11-4-0 (54-53). A17,565 (17,565). T3:59. Referees—Marc Joannette, Dan O'Rourke. LinesmenSteve Barton, Brian Murphy.

Bruins top Pens in two OT, one win from Cup final 06/05/13 [Last modified: Thursday, June 6, 2013 12:31am]
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