Takedown, punch mar Bruins comeback win

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Takedown, punch mar Bruins comeback win




The Boston Bruins’ last-minute win was overshadowed by Shawn Thornton’s takedown of Penguins defenseman Brooks Orpik.

Zdeno Chara scored with 13 seconds left in regulation after David Krejci tied it late, lifting the Bruins to a 3-2 win over Pittsburgh on Saturday night in a game that saw Orpik taken from the ice on a stretcher.

Midway into the opening period, Thronton was given a match penalty for grabbing Orpik from behind, pulling him to the ice and punching him when he was down.

Orpik appeared to be dazed by a punch, but may have also hit his head on the ice. AP



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