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    Highlights, Low Points From Bruins' 4-2 Loss to Penguins
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    Highlights from Bruins' 4-2 loss to Penguins

    FINAL SCORE: Penguins 4, Bruins 2

    IN BRIEF: The Bruins let up an early goal and never recovered as the dangerous Penguins offense notched four goals against Jaroslav Halak in putting an end to the Bruins' 19-game point streak. 

    BOX SCORE

    BRUINS RECORD: 42-18-9 (93 points), 2nd in Atlantic Division 

    FROM JOE HAGGERTY: 

    --The Bruins had a pretty bad first period in what's become a running theme of poor starts out of the gate. The Bruins were outshot 15-8 by the Penguins and the B's players were treating the puck like it was a live hand grenade throughout the first period. David Krejci had turnovers in both of the goals against and Brad Marchand threw a tough backhanded pass to Krejci on the PP that led to Jared McCann's shorthanded goal. Certainly the B's have shown the ability to come back from these deficits over the last few games, but it's going to be tougher to do against the Pens. The Bruins have started developing some bad habits with their puck-handling and some casual management of the puck, and it's coming home to roost in this game after they got away with it against teams like Florida and Ottawa.

    --A pretty bad-looking injury for Matt Grzelcyk as he had his right arm pinned against the boards as Patrick Hornqvist moved in for a hit in the corner. Grzelcyk immediately went down and was holding his right arm like it was a pretty clear injury to that area, and had to be helped off the ice while in obvious pain. Grzelcyk never returned to the game after playing 5:57 of ice time prior to his injury just a few minutes into the second period. The injury forced the Bruins to play with five defensemen for the duration of the game, and it unfortunately appeared like a fairly serious injury for Grzelcyk.

    --Four straight games with a goal for David Krejci, who scored on the power play after a puck popped out to him following a battle in front where Danton Heinen took a stick to the face in order to win control of the puck. Krejci now has 19 goals on the season and is going to be the fifth Bruins player to hit the 20 goal mark after Patrice Bergeron, Brad Marchand, David Pastrnak and Jake DeBrusk have already eclipsed that mark. The Krejci goal offset some of the struggles that he had in the first period managing the puck where mistakes led to a couple of goals against for the Black and Gold. 

    --All good things must come to an end, and they did for the Boston Bruins as they dropped a 4-2 game to the Pittsburgh Penguins on Sunday night. John Moore scored a game late in the third period to get the B's to within to a one-goal game after the B's had trailed throughout the proceedings, but the Penguins struck back with a Jared McCann empty net goal to clinch the victory. The loss snapped Boston's 19-game point streak that registered as the second-best in franchise history and it gave the B's their first regulation defeat since all the way back on Jan. 19. Once again the Bruins showed they had the willingness and the fight to make a push in the third period, but this time they were playing a Penguins team that wasn't going to buckle.

    HIGHLIGHTS: 

    PENGUINS GET ON THE BOARD LESS THAN TWO MINUTES INTO THE FIRST 

     

    PITTSBURGH SCORES THE SHORTHANDED GOAL TO GO UP 2-0 

     

    GRZELCYK GOES DOWN WITH AN ARM INJURY 

     

    BRUINS CUT INTO THE LEAD OFF THE KREJCI POWER PLAY GOAL 

     

    PITTSBURGH EXTENDS THE LEAD WITH A ONE-TIMER 

     

    HALAK MAKES THE SAVE AFTER A FILTHY DEKE BY MALKIN 

     

    MOORE CUTS INTO THE LEAD WITH A LATE GOAL 

     

    UP NEXT: 
    TUESDAY: 
    at Columbus, 7 P.M. (NESN)
    THURSDAY: at Winnipeg, 7 P.M. (NESN)
    SATURDAY: vs. Columbus, 7 P.M. (NESN) 

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