The crowd was on its feet, the Boston Bruins were battered and the world's greatest hockey player wanted the puck. Brandon Sutter, however, took care of business on his own. It was, after all, his night. Sutter capped off a furious comeback as the Penguins' offensive machine finally came to life in a 3-2 comeback victory against the Bruins on Tuesday at Consol Energy Center. “I was definitely waiting for it,” said Sidney Crosby, who was anticipating a pass from Sutter during the two-on-one with 2:03 remaining. “Hopefully, guys will just make the right play.” Sutter did. Crosby has never looked happier after snapping one of his scoring streaks, this one of eight games. Sutter, like on his game-tying goal 3:26 earlier, took the wrist shot and buried it against Bruins goaltender Anton Khodobin. The Penguins scored three goals in a 4:15 span to rally from a 2-0 deficit. “I think Sid will be all right for a day,” Sutter said. “He's already jabbed me a bit. But it's a good win for us.” The Penguins have won six consecutive games, opened a commanding nine-point lead in the Atlantic Division and are tied with Montreal atop the Eastern Conference with 38 points. Red-hot left wing Chris Kunitz, a catalyst during this winning streak, ignited the Penguins' rally with 6:18 remaining when he buried a one-timer from defenseman Kris Letang. “Our team felt like we were going to get another goal,” coach Dan Bylsma said. Instead, the Penguins got two, and Bylsma's optimism wasn't without reason.
Penguins, Sutter rally past stunned Bruins
Pittsburgh Tribune Review | Mar 13