Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Boston Bruins: Live Score, Updates & Analysis

Isaac SmithAnalyst IApril 20, 2013

PITTSBURGH, PA - FEBRUARY 17: Brandon Sutter # 16 of the Pittsburgh Penguins attempts to deflect a puck during the third period against the Boston Bruins on February 17, 2013 at the CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Vincent Pugliese/ Getty Images)
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The Pittsburgh Penguins and Boston Bruins met Saturday afternoon, after the game was delayed from Friday night.

Boston wasted little time in getting going offensively in this one, with a flurry of shots against Pittsburgh's Tomas Vokoun. The middle of the first period saw the Bruins cashing in on a Brad Marchand power-play goal with Matt Cooke in the box.

In the second period, Pittsburgh's Jussi Jokinen took a rebound from the front of the Boston net and poked it upstairs to tie the game at one.

In the third period, Jarome Iginla cashed in on a power-play goal from the point, slapping the puck between Tuukka Rask's "five-hole" to give the Penguins a 2-1 lead. Kris Letang then capitalized on the power play with a wrist shot from the point that beat Tuukka Rask on the short side of the goal.

Tyler Seguin scored with 2.6 seconds to go in the game, but it was too little too late for the Bruins.

This game was all about the Bruins' lack of discipline. The Penguins' power play was slow in getting started, but really got hot in the third period with a pair of back-to-back power-play tallies.

The Bruins just couldn't beat Vokoun—it wasn't for lack of trying as the Bruins put up 40 shots on goal in the game—when it counted in the first period after scoring the first goal. Vokoun kept the Bruins off of the score sheet until the game was well in hand.

Pittsburgh will now have home-ice advantage for at least the first three rounds of the playoffs, as they secured the top spot in the Eastern Conference regular season standings with a victory Saturday.


Final: Pittsburgh Penguins 3, Boston Bruins 2