BOSTON (AP) _ When Glen Murray scores, the Boston Bruins have a good chance
Murray scored three goals in a game for the fifth time in his NHL career,
and the Bruins beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-1 Sunday. He has scored nine
goals in his last eight games, and Boston is 18-6-6-3 when Murray records a
``You just have to be lucky sometimes,'' Murray said. ``It was just one of
those days when everything was going in.''
In the last four games, Murray has three game-winning goals and a tying
goal. Before that, he had gone 15 games with only three goals.
``You ask anyone, when you get a couple of goals in a row it seems like you
find the right spot,'' Murray said. ``It wasn't going in for about a month even
though I was getting chances. It goes in cycles I guess.''
Murray has scored six of the last seven goals for the Bruins.
``I knew it was only a matter of time for him,'' Bruins coach Mike Sullivan
said. ``He's one of the best goal scorers in the league.''
The Bruins have won three straight games and are unbeaten in their last
Murray's 19th goal of the season came on a power play, when he wristed the
puck into the net from the left side. It tied the game at 1-1.
He broke the tie when he powered the puck into the net from just in front of
Penguins goalie Sebastien Caron.
``On his first goal I went down too early on the play and he had an open
net,'' Penguins goalie Sebastien Caron said. ``On the second I didn't move
quick enough. I made mistakes and they ended up in the back of the net.''
Murray's third goal, an empty netter, came with one minute left in the game.
Brian Rolston scored his 15th goal of the season, also an empty netter, with 23
Aleksey Morozov gave the Penguins the lead on a power play in the first
period. His sixth goal of the season came on a rebound of his own shot. It was
his first goal in his last 34 games.
Andrew Raycroft (18-12-6), who recorded his third shutout of the season
Saturday against Montreal, turned back 38 of the Penguins' 39 shots.
``Guys are going to make mistakes and they'll get chances to score. But
tonight they weren't able to put any in,'' Raycroft said. ``All in all we had a
good weekend, a good two wins.''
It was Pittsburgh's fifth straight road loss. The Penguins have two
victories in their last 18 games.