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Sport Bruins, Penguins explode for 8 first-period goals

04:37  02 march  2018
04:37  02 march  2018 Source:   thescore.com

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Pittsburgh Penguins and Boston Bruins forgot to “goalie” on Thursday night, scoring eight goals in the first period on 21 shots, not including the one that

Penguins - Bruins bury eight goals in most outrageous period of season. The two clubs combined for eight goals on just 21 shots during the first period of Thursday night’s game, with both Penguins goaltenders — Tristan Jarry and Casey DeSmith — along with Bruins ‘tender Tuukka Rask

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If you weren't lucky enough to be tuned into the Eastern Conference heavyweight clash between the Pittsburgh Penguins and Boston Bruins on Thursday night, you missed quite the first period.

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It certainly wasn't a night for the goaltenders, as the Pens and Bs combined for a ridiculous eight goals before the first intermission.

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Boston notched an impressive five goals and got two-point periods from newly acquired forward Rick Nash (goal and assist), as well as David Pastrnak (goal and assist), Torey Krug (goal and assist), and Riley Nash (two assists), chasing Pittsburgh start Casey DeSmith after three goals on five shots. DeSmith was replaced by Tristan Jarry, who promptly allowed two goals on the next nine shots.

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On December 17, 1991 the Pittsburgh Penguins set a team record with eight goals in the second period of a 10-2 win over the San Jose Sharks. #ThrowbackThursday.

The Bruins notch five goals , including two from David Pastrnak, leading to a 5- 1 victory over the Penguins at TD Garden.

Here's a look at Boston's first goal:

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