BOSTON -- Boston Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask made a season-high 41 saves and forward David Pastrnak scored two goals in a 5-1 win against the Pittsburgh Penguins at TD Garden on Wednesday.
Jimmy Hayes, Landon Ferraro and Brad Marchand had goals for Boston (33-22-6), which was outshot 42-29 but won for the second time in its past six home games (2-3-1) and moved into third place in the Atlantic Division.
2/24/16: Tom Kuhnhackl's score is reviewed and is confirmed, giving the Penguins their first goal of the game in the 2nd period
At 4:07 of the second period in the Penguins/Bruins game, video review supported the referee's call on the ice that the puck deflected off Tom Kuhnackl's skate and into the net in a legal fashion. According to Rule 49.2 "A puck that deflects into the net off an attacking player's skate who does not use a distinct kicking motion is a legitimate goal." Good goal Pittsburgh.
Boston forward a 30-goal scorer, still thorn in opponents' sides
/ NHL.com Correspondent
Marchand's tricky goal
BOS@DAL: Marchand ties the game with nifty backhand
2/20/16: Brad Marchand takes in a pass from Brett Connolly, brings the puck to his backhand and taps it in for his 29th goal of the season
BOSTON -- Of the five players who had scored at least 30 goals this season as of Tuesday, one never has played in an NHL All-Star Game.
Boston Bruins forward Brad Marchand, who has an NHL career-best 30 goals in 55 games, has crashed a party of elite scorers this season, a group that includes three-time Hart Trophy winner Alex Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals and three-time Stanley Cup champion Patrick Kane of the Chicago Blackhawks.
Sidney Crosby speaks with the media following today's practice at the UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex, presented by 84 Lumber
Each Wednesday throughout the regular season, Kevin Weekes will be offering his pluses and minuses for the teams competing in the NBCSN Wednesday Night Rivalry game in his Weekes on the Web blog. Weekes also will assist fans with three must-watch elements of the game.
The Pittsburgh Penguins and Boston Bruins have been two of the most consistent teams in the NHL in recent seasons. More often than not they've been favorites to come out of the Eastern Conference and even win the Stanley Cup.
The Pittsburgh Penguins and Boston Bruins have climbed out of early-season holes and put themselves in position to qualify for the Stanley Cup Playoffs. One team will move two points closer to the postseason by winning the Wednesday Night Rivalry game at TD Garden (7:30 p.m. ET; NBCSN, SN1, TVA Sports).
The Penguins and Bruins haven't played since the week before Christmas, when the Bruins swept a home-and-home series by a combined score of 9-2.
Pittsburgh Penguins center Evgeni Malkin will not play Wednesday against the Boston Bruins (8 p.m. ET; NBCSN, TVA Sports, SN1), coach Mike Sullivan told the Penguins website.
Malkin practiced for the first time since playing against the Ottawa Senators on Feb. 2 because of a lower-body injury. He said after practice the following day that the injury was something that had been bothering him for a while and needed rest.