BOSTON (AP) — Brad Marchand scored his second goal of the game with 1:57 left in the third period, and the Boston Bruins beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 6-4 Monday night after blowing a three-goal lead.
David Pastrnak, Jake DeBrusk and Torey Krug also scored for Boston (11-1-2), which has won six straight. Marchand added three assists, extending his point streak to 13 games.
Dominik Kahun, Nick Bjugstad, Bryan Rust and John Marino scored for Pittsburgh. Marino's was his first career NHL goal.
Marchand skated in down the left wing and fired a wrister that hit the far post and went into the net off the back of goalie Tristan Jerry. Krug's one-timer from the right circle had tied it 4-4 midway into the third.
Patrice Bergeron added an empty-net goal and Jaroslav Halak made 40 saves.
Players on Pittsburgh's bench were jumping up and down when Marino scored to cap the huge comeback and a frustrated Halak smashed his stick off the crossbar into a couple of pieces, tossing the handle off the backboards when he was done.
The Bruins are back in action Tuesday night, taking on the Canadiens in Montreal.
The Canadiens are 2-2-1 in division games. Montreal has scored 50 goals and is fifth in the league averaging 3.6 per game. Jonathan Drouin leads the team with seven.
The Bruins are 2-0-2 against the rest of their division. Boston is sixth in the NHL averaging 5.9 assists per game, led by Marchand with 1.3.
The matchup Tuesday is the first meeting this season for the two teams.
TOP PERFORMERS: Max Domi leads the Canadiens with seven assists and has collected 11 points this season. Brendan Gallagher has recorded six goals and three assists over the last 10 games for Montreal.
David Pastrnak has recorded 29 total points while scoring 14 goals and totaling 15 assists for the Bruins. Marchand has seven goals and 16 assists over the last 10 games for Boston.
LAST 10 GAMES: Bruins: 8-0-2, averaging 4.3 goals, 6.8 assists, 4.6 penalties and 12.1 penalty minutes while giving up 2.2 goals per game with a .928 save percentage.
Canadiens: 6-4-0, averaging 3.6 goals, 4.9 assists, 2.9 penalties and 6.3 penalty minutes while giving up 2.6 goals per game with a .912 save percentage.
Canadiens Injuries: Ryan Poehling: out (groin).
Bruins Injuries: None listed.
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