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Facts and Figures: Penguins win for third time after trailing by three

Latest comeback victory equals Panthers for most in League, one shy of NHL record @NHLdotcom

The Pittsburgh Penguins rallied from three goals down and defeated the Boston Bruins 4-3 at PPG Paints Arena on Sunday to become the second team in the NHL this season to have three wins after trailing by three goals.

The Penguins, who trailed 3-0 in the first period against the Bruins, also had three-goal comeback wins at the New York Islanders on Nov. 7 and against the Vancouver Canucks on Nov. 27. The Florida Panthers are the only other team in the League to have three three-goal comeback wins this season.

The NHL record for victories in a season after trailing by three goals is four, shared by the Detroit Red Wings (1989-90), Edmonton Oilers (1983-84) and Minnesota North Stars (1983-84).

There have been 18 three-goal comeback wins through 758 games this season, the most since 1989-90 when there were 29.

Tweet from @PR_NHL: The 18 total three-goal comeback wins through this point of the season (758 GP) are the most since 1989-90 (29) ��� which also stands as the highest such total through the first 758 games of any season in League history. #NHLStats

Pastrnak reaches 70 points

David Pastrnak had a goal and an assist for the Bruins in the loss to the Penguins, making him the fourth player to reach 70 points this season, behind Edmonton Oilers forwards Connor McDavid (76 points) and Leon Draisaitl (75) and Colorado Avalanche center Nathan MacKinnon (70).

Tweet from @PR_NHL: Most points, 2019-20:@cmcdavid97: 27-49���76Leon Draisaitl: 27-48���75@Mackinnon9: 28-42���70@pastrnak96: 37-33���70#NHLStats

The Bruins forward has 37 goals, most in the League and one shy of his NHL career high of 38 from last season.

Kivlenieks wins NHL debut

Matiss Kivlenieks made 31 saves and the Columbus Blue Jackets rookie goalie won his NHL debut, 2-1 against the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden.

The 23-year-old is the second Blue Jackets goalie to win his first NHL game this season, after Elvis Merzlikins. It is the third time the Blue Jackets have had two goalies win their first NHL game in the same season, joining Steve Mason and Daniel Lacosta in 2008-09 and Joonas Korpisalo and Anton Forsberg in 2015-16.

Columbus is the third team in the League this season to have wins from two rookie goaltenders, joining the Avalanche (Antoine Bibeau and Adam Werner) and the Panthers (Chris Driedger and Sam Montembeault).

The victory extended Columbus' winning streak to five games, equaling its longest this season (Dec. 16-23).

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