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Pens use five goal outburst to down Bruins and extend win streak to four games. Crosby, Sheary, Rust continue red hot tear.

NHL: Boston Bruins at Pittsburgh Penguins Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

A big day for Pittsburgh sports started off with a bang as the Penguins welcomed the Boston Bruins to PPG Paints Arena and sent them packing with a dominating 5-1 victory. The newly formed top line of Sidney Crosby, Bryan Rust, and Conor Sheary continued their run as the best line in hockey, each scoring a goal as a part of multi-point efforts of their part. A long delay for an ice issue sent the teams to an early intermission in the first period and when the game resumed it was all Pittsburgh. Boston showed a small sign of life with a goal down 2-0 but Matt Murray held the fort the rest of the way to secure his fourth win in a row. [Pensburgh]

As a thank you for their service, the Pens honored a handful of long time arena employees during Sunday’s contest. [Penguins]

Like I mentioned above, a hole in the PPG Paints Arena ice caused a long delay and sent the teams to an early intermission during the first period. [Puck Daddy]

We all know Matt Cullen is old but he’s not doing any favors for himself with memories like these. [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette]

The remaining schedule will force head coach Mike Sullivan into difficult decisions regarding who he tabs to start in goal each night. [Trib Live]

Some good news on the injury front, defenseman Brian Dumoulin can practice without any limitations. There is still no timetable for his return to game action. [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette]

News and notes from around the NHL...

Winnipeg Jets star rookie Patrik Laine was been cleared for contact after suffering a head injury on January 7th. [CBC]

With a goal past former teammate Roberto Luongo, Canucks forward Henrik Sedin became the latest member of the 1,000 point club. [National Post]