November 25, 2013

NHL: Bruins snap skid against Penguins

Krug scores in overtime to lift Boston to win

BOSTON (AP) — Torey Krug scored 34 seconds into overtime and the Boston Bruins beat Pittsburgh 4-3 on Monday night, snapping a seven-game, regular-season losing streak to the Penguins in a matchup of the Eastern Conference’s top two teams.

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Boston Bruins right wing Reilly Smith (18) battles Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Deryk Engelland (5) for position as Penguins defenseman Matt Niskanen (2) looks on in the second period of an NHL hockey game in Boston, Monday, Nov. 25, 2013. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Pittsburgh captain Sidney Crosby had scored with 0.3 seconds left in regulation to tie it.

Krug won it with a shot from the left circle.

Loui Eriksson and Reilly Smith scored first-period goals, and Zdeno Chara made it 3-2 with 5:15 left in regulation for the conference-leading Bruins, who are 8-2-1 in their last 11 games. Tuukka Rask made 28 saves for Boston, which beat the Penguins for the first time since December 2011.

James Neal scored both goals for Pittsburgh, and Marc-Andre Fleury made 20 saves. The Penguins, playing their third game in five days, lost for the sixth time in 10 games.

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