NHL

After avoiding suspension, Marchand lifts Bruins past Pens

  • Fans react along with Boston Bruins left wing Brad Marchand (63) after his goal during the second period of the team's NHL hockey game against the Pittsburgh Penguins, Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

    Fans react along with Boston Bruins left wing Brad Marchand (63) after his goal during the second period of the team's NHL hockey game against the Pittsburgh Penguins, Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)  (The Associated Press)

  • Boston Bruins left wing Brad Marchand (63) celebrates his goal as he skates off with teammate Patrice Bergeron (37) during the second period of the team's NHL hockey game against the Pittsburgh Penguins, Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

    Boston Bruins left wing Brad Marchand (63) celebrates his goal as he skates off with teammate Patrice Bergeron (37) during the second period of the team's NHL hockey game against the Pittsburgh Penguins, Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)  (The Associated Press)

  • Boston Bruins center Frank Vatrano is checked by a trainer after getting hit in the mouth with the puck during the third period of the team's NHL hockey game against the Pittsburgh Penguins, Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

    Boston Bruins center Frank Vatrano is checked by a trainer after getting hit in the mouth with the puck during the third period of the team's NHL hockey game against the Pittsburgh Penguins, Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)  (The Associated Press)

Brad Marchand scored two second-period goals after avoiding a suspension by the NHL earlier in the day, lifting the Boston Bruins past the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-3 on Thursday night.

Despite multiple past on-ice transgressions, Marchand was fined $10,000 and not ordered by the league to sit out any games for what the NHL termed "a dangerous trip" of Detroit defenseman Niklas Kronwall on Jan. 24.

Riley Nash and Patrice Bergeron also scored for the Bruins, who won consecutive games for only the third time in their last 36 games.

Justin Schultz and Phil Kessel gave the Penguins a 2-0 lead after the first period. Patric Hornqvist scored midway through the third period to cut Pittsburgh's deficit to 4-3, but the Penguins couldn't get the equalizer.

Tuukka Rask made 19 saves for Boston, who avoided being swept in the season series and is unbeaten in its last six home games against the Penguins. Matt Murray made 33 saves for the Penguins.