At 15:19 of double overtime Wednesday night at TD Garden, Patrice Bergeron redirected a Brad Marchand pass past Tomas Vokoun to give the Bruins a 2-1 win over the Penguins in Game 3. The Bruins now have a 3-0 series lead.
Jaromir Jagr started the play by stealing the puck from Evgeni Malkin. Jagr gave the puck to Marchand, who saw Bergeron going to the net. Bergeron beat Brooks Orpik to the front of the net.
Bergeron also was the overtime hero in Game 7 against Toronto.
Neither team scored in the first overtime, although the Bruins had the better chances. The Bruins poured nine pucks on Vokoun, while Tuukka Rask only saw seven shots.
The best chance came when Nathan Horton rattled a shot off the post at 7:38.
The Bruins had two power plays in the first OT. Orpik was called for high-sticking Marchand at 11:26. Then at 18:23, Malkin fired a shot into the crowd and was nailed for delay of game.
The Penguins, fighting to extend their season, erased a one-goal deficit in the second period to take a 1-1 game into OT. The Penguins held a 39-25 shot advantage after 60 minutes.
The Penguins, down 1-0 after 20 minutes, tied the game at 8:51 of the second period. Sidney Crosby beat Bergeron cleanly on an offensive-zone faceoff. Crosby scooped the puck to Pascal Dupuis, who promptly gave it to Paul Martin. The defenseman wheeled around the Boston net and fed Chris Kunitz in front. Before Rask could slide over, Kunitz went high on the goalie to tie the game.
The Penguins controlled the pace of play in the second period. They went on three straight power plays to take momentum away from the Bruins.
The Bruins lost Gregory Campbell during a too many men penalty when Malkin ripped a slap shot off Campbell’s right leg. Campbell, doubled over in pain, couldn’t get off the ice for approximately 50 seconds. He didn’t return.
The Bruins scored the only goal of the first period. The first line gained a clean entry into the offensive zone. The Penguins gained control of the puck, but Milan Lucic sealed off the wall and intercepted Matt Niskanen’s clearing attempt.
After Lucic gave the puck to David Krejci, the power forward went to the net. Three Penguins converged on Lucic. Because of the coverage on Lucic, Krejci had space at the left circle. At the last moment, Niskanen lunged out to challenge Krejci. The center’s shot tipped off Niskanen’s stick and caromed past Vokoun at 1:42, giving the Bruins a 1-0 lead.
The Penguins were going on a power play when Johnny Boychuk was called for interference on Brenden Morrow. But during the following scrum, Joe Vitale was whistled for roughing to negate the power play.
Jarome Iginla, who had been the No. 2 left wing in the first two games, shifted to right wing, his natural position. Iginla skated on the third line with Morrow and Brandon Sutter. Matt Cooke moved up to the second line to play with Malkin and James Neal.