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Pouliot cut the lead in half two minutes later with his 15th goal on a backhander from low in the right circle. Lucic tied it 18 seconds into the second period with his 25th goal. David Krejci collected a rebound just in front of the crease, and backhanded the puck to Lucic, who fired it quickly past goalie Brent Johnson.
But when Daniel Paille was called for charging at 17:20, and Peverley followed him into the penalty box on a high-sticking call 9 seconds later, the Penguins had a two-man advantage.
It took them just 42 seconds to break the tie on Neal's 40th goal. Crosby, standing on the goal line to the left of the net, passed into the crease where it went by Penguins forward Chris Kunitz. But Neal was right behind him to score from 10 feet.
Less than a minute later, Crosby scored his seventh of the season from the lower left circle after Kris Letang sent him a pass from the right side.
Asham made it 5-2 at 6:15 of the third, and Peverley scored two minutes later.
NOTES: Dupuis recorded a point in his 15th straight game, the longest streak in the NHL this season. He has nine goals and 11 assists in that span. ... Having clinched the division title, the Bruins rested No. 1 goalie Tim Thomas. ... Bruins defenseman Torey Krug made his NHL debut. The Bruins signed him on March 25 as a free agent from Michigan State. ... The Penguins and Bruins each have two regular-season games left.
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