PITTSBURGH (AP) — Brandon Sutter and Jussi Jokinen scored 6:58 apart in the third period and the Pittsburgh Penguins held on for a 3-2 victory over the Boston Bruins on Wednesday night.
Chris Kunitz also scored for the Penguins, who gained a small measure of revenge on the Bruins after Boston swept them out of the playoffs last spring.
Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 21 shots for Pittsburgh, including a sliding save on David Krejci just before the final horn. Sidney Crosby picked up an assist to push his points total to an NHL-high 21.
Patrice Bergeron and Jarome Iginla scored for Boston. Tuukka Rask finished with 28 saves, but couldn't stop the Bruins from dropping a road game for the first time this season.
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PHOTO: Pittsburgh Penguins' Brandon Sutter (16) goes top shelf over Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask (40) for a goal in the third period of an NHL hockey game in Pittsburgh Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013. The Penguins won 3-2. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)