Bruins can’t shake off Rust as Penguins win seventh straight


The Pittsburgh Penguins maintained a lot of streaks on Wednesday night, but they did break one: losing regularly to the Boston Bruins.

Boston had won the teams’ previous five meetings, but Bryan Rust‘s overtime-winner gave the Penguins the 4-3 edge.

Here are the patterns that continue:

  • Pittsburgh won its seventh consecutive game.
  • The Metropolitan Division is still ridiculous. The Penguins are about as comfortable as you can be atop that group with 43 points, though.
  • David Pastrnak remains ridiculous in his own right. He scored the goal that sent the contest to overtime and also had an assist. Sidney Crosby didn’t maintain his absurd goal-scoring pace, however, so Pastrnak is gaining on him in that scoring sprint.
  • Justin Schultz remains on fire, this time with a goal and two assists.

Here’s that decisive goal:

It’s not all bad for the Bruins, really. They keep generating points from their matches against the Penguins and fired 44 shots on Matt Murray. Also: David Pastrnak.

The Penguins ended up top this time, however, and that’s becoming a familiar theme.