The Pittsburgh Penguins win the battle of the black and gold teams, moving three points clear of the Kings and are just two points back of their state rivals in Philadelphia who sit in second place. Konik (15) opened the scoring shorthanded before Boston took the lead with two powerplay goals before the end of the first period; Green (9) and Orr (8) scoring on a five minute man advantage.
Andrea (8) scored his own PP effort in the second frame before K McCreary (13) notched what would be the game winner. Knoik (16) added an insurance goal to round off his three pointer, leaving Boston winless in three games.
BOS Cheevers (19-15-5 .895) 39/43, Powerplay 2/6
PIT Bassen (8-10-4 .905) 18/20, Powerplay 1/4
|Toronto Maple Leafs||58||32||20||6||70|
|Detroit Red Wings||59||29||22||8||66|
|New York Rangers||59||22||26||11||55|
|St Louis Blues||58||25||23||10||60|
|Minnesota North Stars||60||21||25||14||56|
|Los Angeles Kings||59||22||29||8||52|