Pittsburgh Penguins defeat Boston Bruins, 3-0

BOSTON—The revenge-minded Boston Bruins got in some early shots.

The Pittsburgh Penguins connected on the ones that counted.

Marc-Andre Fleury made 17 saves for Pittsburgh's first shutout of the season and the Penguins won 3-0 as the Bruins got little spark from their retaliation against Matt Cooke less than 2 minutes into the game Thursday night.

Shawn Thornton squared off with Cooke 5 seconds after the Penguin came on for his first shift. The anticipation of a figh...

At 11:43 of the second period, after inquiring with Michael Rupp several seconds earlier, Zdeno Chara flung his stick aside, threw down his gloves, and started his first fight of 2009-10.

Against a team featuring one of the NHL’s most dynamic offensive machines in Sidney Crosby, Chara’s 6-foot-9-inch presence is required more on the ice than in the penalty box.

But the Bruins captain had seen enough from his droopy teammates — the Penguins held a 13-3 second-period s...

The usual sellout crowd of 17,565 Black-and-Gold loyalists filed into the Garden last night expecting the Bruins to take the Penguins to the Hurt Locker.

In the end, it was the Bruins, not the Penguins, who hurt the most.

Low on emotion, weak on offense, limp with their hitting, and short on shooting — not to mention a roster diminished by a handful of players suffering flu-like symptoms — the playoff-bound (we think) Bruins laid an egg the size of the Golden Dome th...

The Bruins were beaten by the Penguins, 3-0, last night. There were a lot of boos when the locals skated off the ice at the finish. You would have thought Lou Merloni, Kevin Youkilis, and Boog Powell had been introduced.

“Booooooooo . . . ’’

Fans were incensed. In their view, the Bruins had failed on two counts. They had failed to get true revenge and they had failed to play hard to secure 2 points. In a season of lows, this was the bottom.

I thought the locals wo...