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by Staff Writer / Boston Bruins
BOSTON -- The Boston Bruins lost to the Pittsburgh Penguins 3-2 in front of a sold out crowd of 17,565 Saturday afternoon at TD Garden in the third game of a four game home stand.

Pittsburgh Penguins' Marc-Andre Fleury, right, moves to block a shot by Boston Bruins' Michael Ryder (73) as the Penguins' Craig Adams, center, defends in the third period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011, in Boston. The Penguins won 3-2. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
Once again, the Bruins came back from a two-goal deficit (this time in the second period), but when the Penguins netted their third goal early in the third, Boston wasn’t able to complete the comeback.

“I mean unfortunately you’re not going to win every game in this league and I think there’s a lot of things, a lot of positive things, we can take from that game,” Bruins forward Gregory Campbell said postgame. “We had an awful lot of chances and we played hard for the majority of the game, so you know sometimes the breaks are going to go here and there for the other team.

"And they played well so we just have to hold our heads high and take the positives and go back to work."

The Bruins began their second period comeback with a goal off  a shot from the point off the stick of defenseman Dennis Seidenberg

“Well, it was good pressure by the fourth line, I mean they were grinding it out. And the puck jumped out, I just [shot] and[Daniell Paille] had a great screen in front of the net. So it went in,” said Seidenberg.

Just 13-seconds later, Boston quickly evened the score at two thanks to a Michael Ryder breakaway.  

Despite multiple third period opportunities, the B’s weren’t able to complete the comeback.

Boston was stifled by Pen’s goaltender Marc-Andre Fluery’s 44 saves and some unlucky bounces. 

“I mean unfortunately we had a lot of chances where pucks went through Fleury [Marc-Andre Fleury] and instead of ending up in the net they either hit the post or the side of the net or trickled wide,” Bruins Head Coach Claude Julien said after the game. “But you know maybe a little snakebitten in that area tonight as far as getting that goal that we wanted, but I think the effort was there.

"And I think the guys really gave it a good shot there, especially in the third period.”

The Bruins will return to practice today before they face a home and home series with Carolina, beginning Monday night in the TD Garden.

---Hannah Becker
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