Penguins 2, Boston 1: Marc-Andre Fleury Dominant, B's Drop Second Straight

The Boston Bruins dropped their second straight game as they fell to Marc-Andre Fleury and the surging Pittsburgh Penguins, 2-1, on Saturday afternoon at the TD Garden in Boston, MA. With the loss, the B's fell to 32-16-2.

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Bruins vs. Penguins: Pittsburgh Holds on for 2-1 Win

The Penguins came out in a flurry in the third period, recording five quick shots, the last of which found the back of the Boston net off of Matt Coke's stick.

Just when it looked like it was all over for Boston, a blast off the stick of Joe Corvo found the net behind Marc-Andre Fleury and the Bruins extended scoring slump was over.

It didn't come any easier after for Boston, however, as Pittsburgh managed to hold off an aggressive counter-attack and Fleury managed to turn away a number of big looks for the Black and Gold to give Pittsburgh two points and Boston its first losing streak since early December.

It is, for whatever it's worth, only the second time that Boston has lost consecutive games since November 1st. The Bruins have only lost three in a row once this season, falling to San Jose and Montreal twice back in late October.

Although the loss stings Boston, the game does mark the first time in the team's last six matches that it has given up less than three goals.

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Bruins vs. Penguins: Boston Still Trails Pittsburgh, 1-0 After Two

Boston got something in the net in the second period, but much to the chagrin of the 17,656 at TD Garden, it was the blade of Joe Corvo's stick and not the puck that he used the thing to shoot.

The Penguins continued to get standout goaltending from Marc Andre-Fleury in the second period, as Pittsburgh killed off a four-minute minor penalty to Pascal Dupuis for high-sticking.

Benoit Pouliot was also given two minutes for Boston for hooking on what seemed like it was another phantom call, but Tim Thomas was strong in net for Boston, which killed the penalty to keep themselves within striking distance.

Numerous times in the period, a Boston pass found the crease with somebody open on the far post, but the Bruins were unable to convert any of those chances, and when they had other chances, the refs let Pittsburgh skate after cross-checking Boston players out of the way.

Chance after Boston chance fell by the wayside, as Tyler Seguin hit Chris Kelly with a blind pass late in the period that Kelly just couldn't convert.

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Penguins Lead Bruins, 1-0 After One

An otherwise slow first period was bookended by a phantom slashing penalty on Rich Peverley, which gave the Penguins an opportunity with the man advantage, and Evgeni Malkin cashed in with just 8.1 seconds remaining in the period, giving Pittsburgh a 1-0 lead heading into intermission.

The period took a while to get going, but once it did, Boston controlled the play until Derek Engelland took down David Krejci in the corner and, with the Bruins on a de facto penalty kill in their own zone, Peverley was called for slashing Malkin after he merely went over to play the body.

Krejci was assisted off the ice, but was able to walk down the tunnel on his own power - it seems like it was a skate issue and he should be back out for the second period.

Boston outshot Pittsburgh by a mark of 10-6 in the first, controlling most of the play.

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Bruins Vs. Penguins Preview: TV/Radio Info, Time, Location And More

The Bruins will try and regain their dominance this afternoon against a hot Pittsburgh team that is 8-1-0 in their past nine games. However, both teams are out a top forward.

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