Bruins dictate brutish terms in Penguins’ 4-3 loss

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Bryan Rust and Patrice Bergeron tangle for a loose puck in the second period. — GETTY

BOSTON -- Eventually, the Bruins had it their way.

On Thursday night at TD Garden, a two-goal first-period lead for the Penguins degenerated into a 4-3 loss, as they entered the All-Star break with back-to-back regulation defeats.

The Penguins had been 10-2-1 when leading at the first intermission, but the Bruins earned their second win in a row with the help of a three-goal second.

Brad Marchand was nearly suspended for this game due to an incident earlier in the week against Detroit, but he ended up scoring the Bruins' first two goals in a span of five minutes, including a short-handed goal to break through against Matt Murray.

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