Sounds of the game... Bruins 4, Penguins 2

Mike Petraglia
January 02, 2009 - 3:25 am

In team sports, when you hear something hasn't been done since 1929, one of two things has happened. Either a team is on a historically bad run and is about to get its coach fired. Or a team is blowing away its competition. Well of course, this is Boston, home of the 19-game winning streak in basketball and now the Boston Bruins are trying to equal their Garden co-tenants. And so far, they're doing a pretty good job of it. Thursday night, the Bruins opened the New Year by turning away Sidney Crosby and the defending Eastern Conference champion Pittsburgh Penguins, 4-2, on Causeway Street. Some nuggets about these men of Black and Gold... The Bruins extended their home win streak to 14 games, their longest since a 16-game run from Jan. 10-Mar. 25, 1976. It'€™s the longest in the NHL this season and the fifth-longest behind streaks of 20, 19, 16 and 15 games. '€¦ The Bruins 10-game winning streak is the longest since a 10-game streak in the 1972-73 season. '€¦ The Bruins drew a crowd of 17,565, their eighth sellout of the season, fourth straight and sixth in seven home games. Boston sports fans always could spot a winner. Let's hear from them. Coach Claude Julien said the team is doing a good job with its game-to-game focus. Julien explains putting Milan Lucic on the third line, producing two goals in his last two games. Julien said Thursday was just another good, solid win. Marc Savard said the team isn't looking at chasing records or its own NHL-best 62 points. Milan Lucic said winning 10 straight has been no accident. Lucic said the Bruins are not taking the winning for granted. Captain Zdeno Chara said the winning makes playing fun right now.