Pittsburgh 2, Boston 1

Saturday, February 4, 2012 1:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Pittsburgh 30-18-2-2 15-7-2-0 15-11-0-2 W1
Boston 32-16-1-1 17-9-1-1 15-7-0-0 L2


Matt Cooke's game winner early in the third period lifted the red-hot Pittsburgh Penguins past the host Boston Bruins 2-1 Saturday afternoon.

Cooke was the unlikely hero in a matinee showdown between two of the top teams in the Eastern Conference. The veteran forward converted a rebound of a Dustin Jeffrey shot at 1:53 of the final period for his ninth goal of the campaign.

Evgeni Malkin added a first-period marker for the Penguins, who have won nine of 10.

Penguins netminder Marc-Andre Fleury turned aside 28 shots for his ninth consecutive victory. He outdueled Boston's Tim Thomas, who made 26 saves in defeat.

Joe Corvo ended Fleury's shutout bid with 13:15 remaining, blasting a shot from the point through a Brad Marchand screen.

Boston has dropped three of its last four games.

Top Game Performances

Pittsburgh   Boston
Matt Cooke 1 Points Joe Corvo 1
Matt Cooke 1 Goals Joe Corvo 1
Pascal Dupuis 1 Assists Patrice Bergeron 1
Evgeni Malkin 1 Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Marc-Andre Fleury .966 Save Percentage Tim Thomas .929
Marc-Andre Fleury 28 Saves Tim Thomas 26

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Pittsburgh 28 2 1-3 2-2 6 31
Boston 29 1 0-2 2-3 8 30

Upcoming Games

  • Boston will play its next game on the road against Washington. The Bruins have a W/L % of .606 after a win and .706 after a loss.
  • Pittsburgh will play its next game on the road against New Jersey. The Penguins have a W/L % of .621 after a win and .522 after a loss.
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