Murray scored three goals in a game for the fifth time in his
NHL career, and the Bruins beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-1 Sunday.
He has scored nine goals in his last eight games, and Boston is
18-6-6-3 when Murray records a point.
"You just have to be lucky sometimes," Murray said. "It was
just one of those days when everything was going in."
In the last four games, Murray has three game-winning goals and
a tying goal. Before that, he had gone 15 games with only three
"You ask anyone, when you get a couple of goals in a row it
seems like you find the right spot," Murray said. "It wasn't
going in for about a month even though I was getting chances. It
goes in cycles I guess."
Murray has scored six of the last seven goals for the Bruins.
"I knew it was only a matter of time for him," Bruins coach
Mike Sullivan said. "He's one of the best goal scorers in the
The Bruins have won three straight games and are unbeaten in
their last four.
Murray's 19th goal of the season came on a power play, when he
wristed the puck into the net from the left side. It tied the game
He broke the tie when he powered the puck into the net from just
in front of Penguins goalie Sebastien Caron.
"On his first goal I went down too early on the play and he had
an open net," Penguins goalie Sebastien Caron said. "On the
second I didn't move quick enough. I made mistakes and they ended
up in the back of the net."
Murray's third goal, an empty netter, came with one minute left
in the game. Brian Rolston scored his 15th goal of the season, also
an empty netter, with 23 seconds remaining.
Aleksey Morozov gave the Penguins the lead on a power play in
the first period. His sixth goal of the season came on a rebound of
his own shot. It was his first goal in his last 34 games.
Andrew Raycroft (18-12-6), who recorded his third shutout of the
season Saturday against Montreal, turned back 38 of the Penguins'
"Guys are going to make mistakes and they'll get chances to
score. But tonight they weren't able to put any in," Raycroft
said. "All in all we had a good weekend, a good two wins."
It was Pittsburgh's fifth straight road loss. The Penguins have
two victories in their last 18 games.
Mike Knuble is one assist shy of his 100th in the NHL. ...
The Bruins are one of only three teams without a short-handed goal
on home ice. ... Milan Kraft leads the Penguins in goals scored on
the road with seven. ... Pittsburgh is 3-10-1 in second games when
playing on consecutive nights.