Bruins rally late, Penguins lead in overtime for sixth straight win

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PITTSBURGH– Hampus Lindholm scored with 1:23 left in overtime, and the Boston Bruins rallied after trailing by three goals to extend their winning streak to six games with a 6-5 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins at PPG Paints Arena tuesday.

Lindholm shot from the top of the left free pass circle after skating from end to end. It was his fourth point of the game (one goal, three assists).

“I feel pretty confident in my game, so I knew it was a 60-minute hockey game,” Lindholm said. “I fell behind a little earlier, but 60 minutes of hockey, so you just try to stick with it. Tonight was one of those nights where it went well.”

Video: BOS@PIT: Lindholm goes coast to coast in overtime

Jeremy Swayman replacement of the starting goalkeeper Linus Ullmark at 11:36 of the second period for the Bruins (9-1-0) before sustaining a lower body injury when Patrice Bergeron fell on him at 5:42 of the third period. Swayman, who was being rated after the game, made four saves.

Ullmark allowed five goals on 23 shots before being retired. He finished with 29 saves on 34 shots.

Yevgeny Malkin had a goal and an assist, and Tristan Jarry made 35 saves for the Penguins (4-4-2), who have lost five in a row (0-4-1). They played without a defender Kris Letang (diseases).

“At the end of the day, we have to find a way to win games,” Pittsburgh coach Mike Sullivan said. “When you have a two-goal lead before the third, you are in a good position to win. We had chances to win. We didn’t take advantage of them.”

Taylor Room scored Boston’s third straight goal on a spinning shot from the slot to tie it 5-5 with 1:17 left in the third.

“The cliche is you keep playing, you keep believing,” Hall said. “I think that’s so true. We weren’t kicked out of the building in any way. … So that’s a huge win. Not that we’re not a confident team, but to show that when you you’re down three, keep going.”

Video: BOS@PIT: Hall spins and scores to even the score

Brad Merchant reduced to 5-3 with a one-timer on the power play at 12:57 of the second. Pavel Zasha deflected a shot from Lindholm, to make it 5-4 at 11:59 of the third.

“I’m sitting there and I’m like, ‘We’re creating chances. I love the fight on this team,” Bruins coach Jim Montgomery said. “There are about nine minutes left. This may not be our night. But damn it, it was.”

Sidney Crosby put Pittsburgh ahead 1-0 on their first shot 30 seconds into the first period, dropping to one knee for a wrist shot from the slot. It was his fifth goal in 10 games this season.

“We give up too much,” Crosby said. “We finally took a lead, we didn’t do a good enough job. … We did a lot of good things. I think it was one of our best games, for the most part. But we have to find a way to close it.”

Video: BOS@PIT: Crosby scores after 30 seconds

Charlie Coyle tied 1-1 at 5:19 when Thirty Frederick skated the puck to the crease before Coyle put it back as Jarry tried to freeze it.

Jakub Lauko gave Boston a 2-1 lead at 1:20 p.m. on their first NHL goal after Nick Foligno sent a pass over Jeff Petry and Chad Ruhwedel to Lauko for a wrist shot from the left circle.

Malkin tied the game 2-2 at 1:47 of the second, scoring on a tap-in near the right post, and Josh Archibald put the Penguins ahead 3-2 with a one-timer at 8:42.

Bryan Rust slotted a shot inside the left post to make it 4-2 at 11:16 before Rickard Rakell extended to 5-2 on an instant shot at 11:36.

“I think we’re building right now,” Pittsburgh forward said Brock McGinn, who had two assists. “I think we played a little better tonight. We just have to go out tomorrow (against the Buffalo Sabers) and play again.

REMARKS: Sullivan coached his 517th game for the Penguins, passing Ed Johnston (516) for the most in their history. … Malkin has at least one point in eight of 10 games this season (10 points; five goals, five assists). … Pittsburgh forward Jeff Carter did not play after sustaining a lower-body injury in a 3-1 loss to the Seattle Kraken on Friday. It is day to day. … Bruins forward Craig Smith was sidelined with an upper body injury; it is day to day. …Boston defenseman Derek Forbort left with an upper body injury after 5:30 of ice time. … Marchand has three goals and one assist in two games this season after undergoing both hip surgery on May 28. He needs a point to reach 800 in the NHL.

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