Sidney Crosby


The Bruins' top rival for Eastern supremacy, the Pittsburgh Penguins, have lost five of their past seven, while the Bruins have won 12 of 13 and taken over the top spot in the conference.


OK, so it's not exactly Jerry Rice and Deion Sanders choosing up Pro Bowl teams.


It’s been four days since the ugly Shawn Thornton/Brooks Orpik incident on the TD Garden ice, and it’s still the subject of chatter inside the Pittsburgh Penguins dressing room.


BOSTON -- It would have been pretty easy for the Bruins to fail the Monday night gut-check test, but instead they passed with flying colors after a disastrous ending to the third period.


BOSTON - Give the Penguins credit - they fought until the very end of regulation.