PITTSBURGH (AP) — Mark Recchi scored the third of the Bruins’ four goals in the final 3 1/2 minutes to cap their second frantic rally in two visits to Pittsburgh, and Boston beat the Sidney Crosby-less Penguins 4-2 on Monday night.
Gregory Campbell added an empty-netter and set up two goals during a rally similar to one when Boston trailed 4-2 in Pittsburgh on Nov. 10 before scoring five goals in the third to win 7-4.
Pittsburgh is 0-2-1 without Crosby, who is out with a concussion. The timing of his return is uncertain.
Zdeno Chara scored a power-play goal on slap shot from the right point to start the rally at 16:37, and Brad Marchand scored 12 seconds later to tie it.
Mike Rupp and Kris Letang had put Pittsburgh ahead 2-0 with goals in the second period, and Marc-Andre Fleury was working on his second shutout of the season until the game turned dramatically.
Boston scored only one fewer goal during its late surge than it did in its previous three games combined.