By DAN SCIFO Associated Press

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Evgeni Malkin scored on a power play for his 1,100th career point and the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Boston Bruins 4-1 on Monday night.

Malkin is the third Russian-born player to reach 1,100 points in the NHL, joining Alex Ovechkin and Sergei Fedorov. Malkin has eight goals on the season and also had an assist while extending his points streak to eight games.

READ MORE: Onions Linked To Salmonella Outbreak In 37 States, Including Massachusetts, CDC Says

Tristan Jarry made a season-high 42 saves for Pittsburgh, Sidney Crosby scored his 11th goal of the season and had two assists, and Jake Guentzel also scored his 11th — including four in the past four games. Evan Rodrigues also scored for the Penguins, who won their sixth straight game.

Matt Grzelcyk scored a power-play goal for the Bruins, who have four wins in their last 13 games. Boston started the season winning five of six on the road, but it has just one win in its past six away from home.

Jaroslav Halak made 22 saves in his fourth straight start. Bruins’ No. 1 goaltender Tuukka Rask traveled with the team and was on the ice following Monday’s morning skate, but he’s not expected to play on Tuesday. Rask has missed the last four games with an undisclosed injury.

Pittsburgh led 2-1 when Malkin scored at 11:40 of the second period. He took a cross-ice pass from Crosby and beat Halak with a glove-side wrist shot.

Grzelcyk opened the scoring for Boston with a power-play goal at 6:47 of the first period, but Pittsburgh took a 2-1 lead with two late first-period goals scored 1:43 apart.

Rodrigues tied it at 16:51 and Crosby put Pittsburgh in front at 18:34 of the first period. The Penguins’ captain took a pass from Guentzel and scored on a sharp-angle one-timer from the goal-line that squeezed between Halak’s glove and the post.


Malkin became the 64th player with 1,100 points. He’s the fifth active in the league and third in team history to hit the mark, following Hall of Fame team owner Mario Lemieux and Crosby. Malkin, in his 935th game, became the 18th-fastest player to accomplish the feat.

Malkin has four goals and 12 points in his last eight games.

READ MORE: As Pediatricians Prepare To Give COVID Vaccine To Kids 5-To-11, Some Doctors Say Review The Data First


The Bruins continued to struggle offensively. Boston finished with 43 shots, including 20 in the first period, but only one goal. David Pastrnak had a chance to make it a one-goal game in the third period, but he whiffed on an open net during a power play.
The Bruins have scored 31 goals in the last 13 contests and 20 in the previous 10 games. Boston went six games recently allowing one goal or fewer, which tied for the second-longest stretch in team history and was one game shy of the club mark, set in the 1928-29 season.


Crosby became the 22nd player with 200 or more games with multiple assists, moving him into a tie with Doug Gilmour and Bobby Clarke for the 20th-most multi-assist games in NHL history.

He has four goals and 11 points in his last seven games.


Penguins coach Mike Sullivan recorded his 232nd win, which tied Eddie Johnston for second-most in franchise history.
Sullivan trails Dan Bylsma, who is first in franchise history with 252 wins. Sullivan’s winning percentage is also second-best in team history.


The Penguins and Bruins meet again on Tuesday in Pittsburgh. The Penguins are in the midst of a stretch in which they will play five games in seven days. The Bruins are on a four-game road trip before a five-game homestand.

MORE NEWS: Coronavirus In Massachusetts: Today's Developments

(© Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)