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Bergeron's deflection lifts Bruins to 3-2 overtime win over Penguins, snapping 3-game skid

  • Pittsburgh Penguins' Chris Kunitz (14) deflects the puck over Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask (40) and wide of the net during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Pittsburgh Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015.(AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

    Pittsburgh Penguins' Chris Kunitz (14) deflects the puck over Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask (40) and wide of the net during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Pittsburgh Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015.(AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)  (The Associated Press)

  • Boston Bruins' Zdeno Chara (33) celebrates his goal with David Krejci (46) during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Pittsburgh on Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

    Boston Bruins' Zdeno Chara (33) celebrates his goal with David Krejci (46) during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Pittsburgh on Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)  (The Associated Press)

  • Pittsburgh Penguins' David Perron (39) and Boston Bruins' Adam McQuaid (54) vie for the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Pittsburgh on Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015.(AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

    Pittsburgh Penguins' David Perron (39) and Boston Bruins' Adam McQuaid (54) vie for the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Pittsburgh on Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015.(AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)  (The Associated Press)

Patrice Bergeron scored twice, including a deflection past Pittsburgh's Marc-Andre Fleury 2:43 into overtime to lift the Boston Bruins to a 3-2 victory over the Penguins on Wednesday night.

Bergeron got just enough of Milan Lucic's blast from the point to put it past Fleury as the Bruins ended a three-game losing streak. Officials spent several minutes reviewing the play to make sure Bergeron's stick was below the crossbar when it made contact with the puck.

Zdeno Chara scored his third goal of the season for Boston. Tuukka Rask stopped 37 shots. The last eight meetings between these teams have been decided by one goal.

Beau Bennett and Evgeni Malkin scored for Pittsburgh. Fleury made 21 saves but had no chance on Bergeron's winner.