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June 6, 2013

Jagr helps Bruins beat Pens in 2OT

BOSTON — A future Hall of Famer who established his credentials in the open ice, there was Jaromir Jagr along the boards, mucking it up for a loose puck.

The 41-year-old former Pittsburgh great outdueled Evgeni Malkin for the puck and pushed it ahead to Brad Marchand, who brought it over the blue line and flipped it to Patrice Bergeron for the winning goal.

"Everyone is doing everything in order to get the success and to get the wins, and it doesn't matter what it is and who it is," Bergeron said early Thursday after his goal at 15:19 of the second overtime gave Boston a 2-1 victory over the Penguins and a 3-0 lead in the Eastern Conference finals.

"Jags is a perfect example. He's pretty much a legend; he's a guy that's going to be in the Hall of Fame at some point, and he's doing the little thing right there just to fight for the puck. And you notice that as a teammate, and it goes a long way."

After two blowouts in Pittsburgh to start the series, the Bruins returned to Boston to win a tightly contested game, getting a goal on their first shot just 1:42 in and then another on their last more than 93 minutes of playing time later.

With a victory in Game 4 at home Friday night, the 2011 Stanley Cup champions would earn a chance to play for a second title in three years.

"It was very long, very tiring. But we came out with the win," Marchand said. "We're obviously very happy, but we've still got a lot of work to do. They're going to come out harder the next game."

Tuukka Rask stopped 53 shots for the Bruins, and David Krejci scored Boston's only goal in regulation. With his assist, Jagr moved past Paul Coffey and into fifth place on the NHL's career list with 197 postseason points.

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