Crosby has 3 points, Penguins recover to end Bruins’ 4-game win streak

With Swayman pulled for an extra skater at 17:19, Boston put two shots on goal and had seven more attempts blocked by Pittsburgh, which held on for the 6-5 final.

“You got to give them credit,” Marchand said. “They have a lot of talent on that team. They make a lot of plays. A couple were lucky bounces, even the game-winner was off [Bruins defenseman Hampus Lindholm’s] shaft.

“But again, you give one of the best players in the world (Crosby) time and space, he’s going to make plays. Couple bounces there early that [we] would’ve liked to have back, but yeah, missing coverage against a team like that can’t happen, so we need to be better there.”

NOTES: The Penguins and Bruins combined for five goals in the first 7:21, topping the Arizona Coyotes and Los Angeles Kings (8:55) on Oct. 27 for fastest five goals to start a game this season. … Evgeni Malkin played his 1,100th NHL game, and had one shot on goal in 16:38. His 1,261 NHL points (485 goals, 776 assists) trail only Crosby (1,400) for the most among active players through their 1,100th game. … Marchand’s short-handed goal was the 34th of his career, the most in Bruins history. It also marked Boston’s first short-handed goal of the season.

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