(BOSTON) — Patrice Bergeron came through yet again for the Boston Bruins.
Bergeron scored the game-winning goal 15:19 into double overtime to give the Bruins a thrilling 2-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals.
The Bruins have a 3-0 series lead over the Penguins and can close it out with a Game 4 victory at home on Friday night.
“I’m pretty tired, but it’s rewarding when you get the results,” said Bergeron. “We found a way, I guess. That’s the only way you’ve got to look at it. It wasn’t necessarily our best effort in the first 60 [minutes]. We said we had to find a way somehow, and we did in the second overtime.”
David Krejci scored 1:42 into the first period to give the Bruins a 1-0 lead. Tuukka Rask stopped 53 shots and was instrumental in keeping his team in the game.
“It was very long, very tiring. But we came out with the win,” forward Brad Marchand said after notching the assist on the game-winning goal. “We’re obviously very happy, but we’ve still got a lot of work to do. They’re going to come out harder the next game.”
Chris Kunitz scored the only goal of the game for the Penguins, who have lost three-straight games for the first time all season.
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Eliott C. McLaughlin, CNN Newswire
Jill Martin, CNN