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NHL: Bruins' Murray Hat Trick Tops Penguins - 2004-02-02

Boston veteran Glenn Murray scored the winning goal for the third game in a row Sunday, as his Bruins defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins, 4-1, in National Hockey League play.

Murray scored his fifth career hat-trick - all three goals coming in the third period - to lift the Bruins on their home ice. Boston is unbeaten over the past four games, a streak in which Murray has scored six of the team's seven goals.

Pittsburgh has lost 10 straight games, just one short of the franchise record for consecutive losses, set 21 years ago.

In Montreal, the Canadiens beat the Blackhawks, 6-4, spoiling the party for Chicago head coach Brian Sutter, who became the 10th NHL coach to mark 1,000 games behind the bench. The Blackhawks have lost 19 of their last 21 road games.

Sutter also was an iron man before his career as a coach, on the ice. He played 779 games for the St. Louis Blues, who retired his uniform number - 11 - in 1988.

In the only other NHL game Sunday, the Calgary Flames' Chris Clark scored a pair of goals in a 6-4 win over the visiting Mighty Ducks of Anaheim.