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

David Pastrnak tied the back and forth game between the Bruins and Penguins late in the third period, but it was Pittsburgh's Bryan Rust with the GWG in OT.

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.