Penguins fight back to trample Leafs 3-1
March 16, 2013, 12:06 am TWN
Pascal Dupuis scored two of Pittsburgh's three goals in the third period, and the Penguins stormed back to beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 3-1 on Thursday night and win their seventh game in a row.
Marc-Andre Fleury made 28 saves for Pittsburgh (20-8), which defeated the Maple Leafs in a shootout in Toronto five days earlier. Craig Adams sealed this win by scoring into an empty net with 10 seconds left.
Tyler Bozak had the lone goal for Toronto (15-12-1), which has dropped four in a row. Ben Scrivens made 25 saves.
Tied 1-1 in the third, Chris Kunitz fed Dupuis in the slot for a shot that beat Scrivens and found the top corner with 2:10 left in regulation.
Bruins 4, Panthers 1 In Boston, Tuukka Rask made 29 saves, and Patrice Bergeron scored two goals to help Boston beat Florida.
Boston won for the 10th time in 13 games. The Bruins haven't lost consecutive games in regulation since March 2012.
Florida has lost five straight and eight of nine.
Boston scored twice in the first period to take a 2-0 lead. Zdeno Chara scored at 3:55, and Bergeron connected for his seventh goal at 14:56.
Shawn Matthias scored a short-handed goal for Florida.
Shawn Thornton scored at 12:43 of the third period, and Bergeron added an empty-net goal with 58 seconds remaining. Rask improved to 14-2-3 on the season and 6-1 in his career against Florida with a 0.99 goals-against average.