Pastrnak, Bruins defeat Penguins for fourth straight victory
Scores winner in third; Khudobin makes 17 saves to improve to 7-0-2
/ NHL.com Correspondent
BOSTON -- David Pastrnak scored the go-ahead goal 5:06 into the third period, and the Boston Bruins extended their longest winning streak of the season to four games with a 4-3 win against the Pittsburgh Penguins at TD Garden on Friday.
Riley Nash sprung Pastrnak for a breakaway, and the right wing scored with a backhand-to-forehand move.
BOSTON -- The call would go out as soon as John Grzelcyk knew there was a chance the ice would be available. Bring Matt over, he would say. TD Garden, his office, wasn't far from their Charlestown home, just a mile or two. His son could be ready on a moment's notice.
"If the [Boston] Bruins played at home and they would go away, sometimes they'd leave it up for a few hours," Matt Grzelcyk said on Friday, after the Bruins beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-3. "My dad would call my mom to bring me right over. I always had my bags packed."
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