It seems that third-period deficits mean absolutely nothing to these Bruins.
For the third game in a row, Boston rallied to tie the score in the last stanza. But this time, they emerged with the two points.
The Bruins won their first-ever game at the CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh, 7-4. Here’s a quick glance at the box score:
•In front of plenty of friends and family, against the team he started his NHL career with some 22 years ago, and on the day his head coach Claude Julien decided it was time to reveal he had double-super-secret knee surgery over the summer, 42-year-old Mark Recchi erupted. He scored his first goal of the season and added two assists.
•Tim Thomas made 42 saves, including 12 during a shutout third period.
•Patrice Bergeron won 67 percent of the 27 faceoffs he took and added two assists.