Winter Classic 2023: Bruins rally on Jake DeBrusk’s two goals, Pens’ last goal ruled out
the Boston Bruins defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins 2-1 on Monday in a thrilling victory to win the 14th annual Winter Classic in front of a crowd of more than 39,000 fans at a transformed Fenway Park.
Bruins forward Jake DeBrusk tied the game early in the third period, but only 10 minutes later scored the game-winning goal thanks to assists from Taylor Hall and David Krejci, scoring his 16th goal of the season .
With an empty net and a five game losing streak, the Penguins won a face-off with just over 10 seconds left.
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Veteran striker Evgeni Malkin hit one into the back of the net, but time expired just as he fired his shot.
Pittsburgh forward Kasperi Kapanen got the Penguins on first at 8:40, scoring his sixth goal of the season on a pass from Danton Heinen behind the net.
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But Linus Ullmark held the Penguins offense at bay, making 25 saves for Boston.
“There’s a fine line between winning and losing. It comes down to the fine details,” Pittsburgh coach Mike Sullivan said. “There were swings in momentum on both sides in all periods.”
Twice NHL All Star, Tristan Jarry left late in the third period with an apparent injury. He made eight saves before being replaced by Casey DeSmith, who finished the day with 19 saves.
The NHL-leading Bruins improved to 19-0-3 and are now 9-0-3 in their last 11 games.
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Monday marked the Bruins’ fifth outdoor game and their fourth appearance in the Winter Classic. They had already won in 2010 and more recently in 2019 against the Chicago Blackhawks at Notre Dame Stadium.