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NHL: Rally sees Boston beat Penguins

POWERFUL PLAY:Boston is making a habit of dramatic comebacks in Pittsburgh as the second half saw Recchi take the Bruins to a 3-2 lead, followed by a goal off Campbell

AP, PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania

Mark Recchi scored late in the third quarter to cap a frantic Boston rally in the final three minutes as the Bruins beat the Sidney Crosby-less Penguins 4-2 in the NHL on Monday.

Boston trailed 2-0 when Zdeno Chara scored a power-play goal on slap shot from the right point to start the rally at 16:37 and Brad Marchand scored 12 seconds later to level the game.

After Jordan Staal drew a holding penalty, Recchi gave the Bruins a 3-2 lead with his 200th power-play goal. Gregory Campbell then added an empty-netter in the final moments.

It was the second dramatic comeback for the Bruins in Pittsburgh this season. Boston trailed 4-2 on Nov. 10 before scoring five goals in the third to win 7-4.

Pittsburgh is 0-2-1 without Crosby, who is out with a concussion.

Coyotes 4, Blues 3

In St Louis, Missouri, Taylor Pyatt scored the go-ahead goal on a wraparound with 3:12 to go in Phoenix’s victory over St Louis.

Kyle Turris scored a goal to level the game at 3-3 and assisted on Pyatt’s 10th goal of the season, a play that caught Jaroslav Halak and the St Louis defense off guard.

Matt D’Agostini and Brad Winchester scored in a 20-second span early in the third to give St Louis a 3-2 lead.

Stempniak ended a 15-game goal drought for the Coyotes, who have won three of four.

Avalanche 5, Red Wings 4

In Denver, Colorado, Matt Duchene scored twice in Colorado’s four-goal first period and Peter Budaj stopped 26 shots, helping the Avalanche halt Detroit’s three-game winning streak.

Paul Stastny, Kevin Porter and David Jones added goals for the Avalanche.

Colorado got off to a roaring start, sending Detroit goalie Jimmy Howard to the bench 14:15 in after he surrendered four goals on 10 shots.

Howard was replaced by Joey MacDonald, who allowed only one goal the rest of the way on 16 shots.

Jan Mursak netted his first NHL goal and Brian Rafalski, Henrik Zetterberg and Tomas Holmstrom also scored for the Red Wings.

Maple Leafs 3, Kings 2

In Los Angeles, Nikolai Kulemin scored the go-ahead goal with 15:02 to play and James Reimer made 30 saves as Toronto won their fourth straight road game by topping spiraling Los Angeles.

Phil Kessel and Darryl Boyce scored 34 seconds apart in the second period for the Maple Leafs.

Wayne Simmonds and Michal Handzus scored for the Kings, who have lost six of seven — including five of six on their current eight-game homestand.

Jonathan Quick stopped 25 shots, but the Kings missed several chances to level the game in the final minutes, including a 6-on-4 advantage in the final 1:42.

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