January 31, 2012; Pittsburgh,PA, USA: Pittsburgh Penguins left wing Matt Cooke (24) celebrates after scoring a goal against Toronto Maple Leafs goalie Jonas Gustavsson (50) during the second period at the CONSOL Energy Center. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USPRESSWIRE

Penguins Top Bruins In Boston

The Pittsburgh Penguins have been lacking in second and third line scoring going into today’s game with the Boston Bruins.     They were able to get a goal from someone that does not play on the first line and that goal ended up being the game winner, as the Penguins were able to get a 2-1 victory in Boston Saturday afternoon.

This was a very evenly played game that was bared out not only on the ice but in the stat sheet.      Evgeni Malkin was able to break open the scoring late in the first period with a power play goal with only 9 seconds left in the first period. Both teams were held in check in the second period.    The goalies were able to shine throughout period with many timely and great saves.

The Penguins started the third period with an even strength Matt Cooke goal, right before the 2 minute mark in the period.      Marc Andre Fleury was able to keep the Bruins off the board for most of the game, though he did let one through at the 6:45 mark of the third period.    A wrist shot by Joe Corvo, only his 3rd goal of the season.    That would in fact be the only goal they would get past Fleury today, and the Penguins were able to slay another giant in their own conference.

Pittsburgh will not get to enjoy this win for very long because they have to play New Jersey on Sunday in Jersey.     Expect to see Fleury in goal again tomorrow afternoon.

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