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Bruins extend point streak to 15 games, beat Penguins

Associated Press

12/5/2011 11:38:55 PM

PITTSBURGH -- The Boston Bruins reminded Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins that Stanley Cup champions aren't crowned in October.

Tim Thomas stopped 45 shots and the surging Bruins kept rolling with a 3-1 victory Monday night to improve to 14-0-1 in their last 15 games and pull within a point of the Penguins atop the Eastern Conference.

Gregory Campbell, Benoit Pouliot and Tyler Seguin scored for Boston as the defending champs put the clamps on Pittsburgh stars Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin.

"We don't know how we're going to win every night," said Thomas, unbeaten in his last 10 starts. "We're going to do it different ways with different guys, but all of us together at the same time. It's been pretty nice to be a part of this team the last month."

The Bruins haven't lost in regulation since Halloween. Given the way they dominated the Penguins for long stretches in a game that felt more appropriate for April than early December, the streak could go on awhile.

Boston had little trouble with the Penguins%