Day in the NHL: Bruins top Penguins as Brooks Orpik hospitalized
Boston • Zdeno Chara scored with 13 seconds left in regulation after David Krejci tied it late, lifting the Boston Bruins to a 3-2 win over Pittsburgh on Saturday night in a game that saw Penguins defenseman Brooks Orpik taken from the ice on a stretcher.
Reilly Smith also scored for the Bruins, who haven't lost in regulation at home since late October (10-0-2).
Tuukka Rask stopped 28 shots for Boston.
Chris Kunitz and James Neal scored power-play goals for the Penguins, who had their season-high, five-game winning streak halted.
Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 18 shots for Pittsburgh.
Krejci scored with 1:29 to play, beating Fleury with a wrister from the slot. Chara unloaded the winner from near the middle of the faceoff circles, cutting in from the right point.
Midway into the opening period, Bruins winger Shawn Thornton was given a match penalty for grabbing Orpik from behind, pulling him to the ice and punching him when he was down. Orpik appeared to be dazed, and may have hit his head on the ice.
The Penguins said he was taken to Massachusetts General Hospital where "he is alert and conscious."
Boston's Brad Marchand was injured in front of the Bruins' bench near center ice before Thornton grabbed Orpik.
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