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Bruins rally late, top Penguins in OT for sixth straight win

Lindholm scores with 1:23 left, has four points; Swayman leaves with injury for Boston

by Wes Crosby / Independent Correspondent

Recap: BOS 6, PIT 5 - F/OT

Bruins score 4 unanswered to comeback and win in OT

Taylor Hall tied it up in the final minutes, Hampus Lindholm scored the game winner in overtime, completing the comeback to earn a 6-5 OT win

  • 05:03 •

PITTSBURGH -- Hampus Lindholm scored with 1:23 remaining in overtime, and the Boston Bruins rallied after trailing by three goals to extend their winning streak to six games with a 6-5 victory against the Pittsburgh Penguins at PPG Paints Arena on Tuesday.

Lindholm shot from atop the left face-off circle after skating from end to end. It was his fourth point of the game (one goal, three assists).

"I've been feeling pretty confident about my game, so I knew it's a 60-minute hockey game," Lindholm said. "Fell behind there a little bit early, but 60 minutes of hockey, so you just try to stick with it. Tonight's one of those nights where it went our way."

Video: BOS@PIT: Lindholm goes coast to coast in overtime

Jeremy Swayman replaced starting goalie Linus Ullmark at 11:36 of the second period for the Bruins (9-1-0) before sustaining a lower-body injury when Patrice Bergeron fell into him at 5:42 of the third period. Swayman, who was being evaluated after the game, made four saves.

Ullmark allowed five goals on 23 shots before being pulled. He finished with 29 saves on 34 shots.

Evgeni Malkin had a goal and an assist, and Tristan Jarry made 35 saves for the Penguins (4-4-2), who have lost five straight (0-4-1). They played without defenseman Kris Letang (illness).

"At the end of the day, we've got to find a way to win games," Pittsburgh coach Mike Sullivan said. "When you've got a two-goal lead heading into the third, you're in a good position to win. We had opportunities to win. We didn't take advantage of it."

Taylor Hall scored Boston's third straight goal on a spinning shot from the slot to tie it 5-5 with 1:17 remaining in the third.

"The cliche line is you keep playing, you keep believing," Hall said. "I think it's so true. We weren't getting run out of the building by any means. ... So, it's a huge win. Not that we're not a confident team, but to show that when you're down three, just keep chugging along."

Video: BOS@PIT: Hall spins and scores to even the score

Brad Marchand cut it to 5-3 with a one-timer on a power play at 12:57 of the second. Pavel Zacha deflected a shot from Lindholm, to make it 5-4 at 11:59 of the third.

"I'm sitting there and I'm like, 'We're generating chances. I just love the fight in this team,'" Bruins coach Jim Montgomery said. "There's like nine minutes left. Might not be our night. But geez, it was."

Sidney Crosby put Pittsburgh ahead 1-0 on its first shot 30 seconds into the first period, dropping to one knee for a wrist shot from the slot. It was his fifth goal in 10 games this season.

"We're just giving up too much," Crosby said. "We finally got a lead, we didn't do a good enough job. … We did a lot of good things. I think it was one of our better games, for the most part. But we've got to find a way to close it out."

Video: BOS@PIT: Crosby scores 30 seconds into the game

Charlie Coyle tied it 1-1 at 5:19 when Trent Frederic skated the puck to the crease before Coyle backhanded it in as Jarry tried to freeze it.

Jakub Lauko gave Boston a 2-1 lead at 13:20 on his first NHL goal after Nick Foligno sent a pass above Jeff Petry and Chad Ruhwedel to Lauko for a wrist shot from the left circle.

Malkin tied it 2-2 at 1:47 of the second, scoring on a tap-in near the right post, and Josh Archibald put the Penguins in front 3-2 with a one-timer at 8:42.

Bryan Rust tucked a shot inside the left post to make it 4-2 at 11:16 before Rickard Rakell extended it to 5-2 on a snap shot at 11:36.

"I think we're building right now," said Pittsburgh forward Brock McGinn, who had two assists. "I think we played a little better tonight. We just have to go out tomorrow (against the Buffalo Sabres) and play again."

NOTES: Sullivan coached his 517th game with the Penguins, passing Ed Johnston (516) for the most in their history. … Malkin has at least one point in eight of 10 games this season (10 points; five goals, five assists). ... Pittsburgh forward Jeff Carter did not play after sustaining a lower-body injury in a 3-1 loss to the Seattle Kraken on Friday. He is day to day. … Bruins forward Craig Smith was sidelined with an upper-body injury; he is day to day. … Boston defenseman Derek Forbort left with an upper-body injury after 5:30 of ice time. … Marchand has three goals and one assist in two games this season after having surgery on both hips May 28. He needs one point to reach 800 in the NHL.

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