Bruins' Rick Nash scores 20th goal of season in wild first period vs. Penguins

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Rick Nash (Getty Pictures)

The goal horn operator at TD Backyard had a busy first period Thursday night time.

The Bruins and Penguins mixed for eight objectives in the first 20 minutes of motion, marking the first time two groups had scored that a lot in the opening body because the Coyotes and Predators traded 9 tallies in 2013.

Boston and Pittsburgh might have matched that mark, however Penguins ahead Carter Rowney had a goal disallowed as a result of he used a direct kicking movement.

Pittsburgh initiated the frenetic tempo to Thursday’s first period, as defenseman Olli Maatta obtained the Penguins on the board simply 35 seconds into the competition. Boston stormed again with three unanswered objectives in lower than 5 minutes from David Krejci, David Pastrnak and Rick Nash.

Nash’s goal was his second for Boston since being traded by the Rangers and 20th of the season, marking the thirteenth time he has reached that plateau in his 15-yr profession.

Nash and Alexander Ovechkin (thirteen) path Maple Leafs ahead Patrick Marleau (15) for probably the most 20-goal seasons amongst lively NHL gamers.

Eight totally different gamers scored objectives in the first period Thursday night time. Phil Kessel and Riley Sheahan tallied for Pittsburgh, whereas David Backes and Torey Krug added objectives for Boston, which led 5-three after one.

The Bruins blew issues open with three extra objectives in the second period. Krejci scored twice on the facility play in a thirteen-minute span to finish his fourth profession hat trick and provides Boston a 7-three lead.

Pastrnak and Maatta traded tallies in a comparatively quiet ultimate 25 minutes of play to provide Boston an eight-four win.

The Bruins scored eight objectives in a recreation for the first time since beating the Toronto Maple Leafs eight-zero on March 19, 2012.