The Penguins extended their winning streak to six games by overcoming a two-goal deficit in the third period and beating the Boston Bruins, 3-2, tonight at Consol Energy Center.
It was the first meeting of the season between the teams.
Boston opened the scoring with a power-play goal at 4:45 of the first period. Zdeno Chara's booming shot from the right point glanced in off of goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury with the Bruins' Patrice Bergeron providing a screen in front.
Tyler Seguin gave the Bruins a 2-0 lead at 13:30 of the first period. He was covered by the Penguins' Tyler Kennedy in the slot but still took a pass from Bergeron, who was covered by the Penguins' Kris Letang as he carried the puck behind the net. Seguin lifted a shot over Fleury's left shoulder as he was falling.
After two periods, the Penguins were outshooting Boston, 22-12, and led in hits, 23-14, but still trailed, 2-0.
Chris Kunitz broke up a shutout attempt by Boston backup goaltender Anton Khudobin when he blasted a one-timer from the right dot at 13:42 of the third period to make it 2-1. He was set up on cross-ice pass from Letang.
The Penguins tied it, 2-2, 51 seconds later when Brandon Sutter, off of a feed from James Neal, sent a knuckler past Khudobin.
Sutter gave the Penguins their first lead, 3-2, at 17:57 when he scored after a turnover by Chara.
The Penguins play Thursday at Toronto.
Shelly Anderson: firstname.lastname@example.org, 412-263-1721 or Twitter @pgshelly First Published March 13, 2013 2:15 AM