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Murray hat trick sends sorry Penguins flying

AP , BOSTON

Glenn Murray scored three goals in a game for the fifth time in his NHL career, and the Boston Bruins beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-1 Sunday.

All of his goals came in the third period. Murray has scored six of the last seven goals for the Bruins, and has the game-winning goal in each of the last three games.

"You just have to be lucky sometimes," Murray said. "It was just one of those days when everything was going in."

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 at 1-1.

He broke the tie when he powered the puck into the net from just in front of Penguins goalie Sebastien Caron.

"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's third goal, an empty netter, came with one minute left in the game. Brian Rolston scored his 15th goal of the season with 23 seconds remaining.

"I knew it was only a matter of time for him," Bruins coach Mike Sullivan said.

Aleksey Morozov gave the Penguins the lead on a power play in the first period.

In other NHL games: Canadiens 6, Blackhawks 4

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