The Gold Star goes to large contingent of Nordiques fans in pockets throughout the Prudential Center that took over the entire rink while spontaneously cheering, setting off air horns and chanting throughout the proceedings at an otherwise dead rink. They also found their way in the Bs dressing room following the game to present Tim Thomas with a No. 94 Nordiques sweater representing the year that Quebec took Thomas in the ninth round. Patrice Bergeron had a smile on his face talking about the rabid Nordiques fans prior to the game while knowing that theyd be showing up en masse and Claude Julien said after the game that hopes the people of Quebec get another NHL team. I completely agree with him.
Joe Haggerty hands out his superlatives after the Boston Bruins 5-1 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins
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PITTSBURGH - Conor Sheary scored two goals, Sidney Crosby added his league-leading 28th and the Pittsburgh Penguins won their fourth straight game, 5-1 over the Boston Bruins.
Pittsburgh led 2-1 through two periods before breaking out in the third with three goals in a span of 2 minutes, 57 seconds.
Sheary scored his 17th and has nine goals in nine games. Bryan Rust added his 12th and Patric Hornqvist his 11th for the Penguins, who won a season-high seventh straight at home. Pittsburgh the NHL's best home team, is 13-0-1 in its last 14 home games.
Evgeni Malkin had two assists for a season-best seven-game point streak. Crosby added two assists for a three-point game. Matt Murray made 44 saves to win his fourth straight game.
David Krejci scored his 11th for the Bruins, who have lost four straight and five of their last six.