The Penguins seemed to rid themselves of sloppy tendencies in the second half of their game in Boston. Their star power, though, was evident throughout.

Center Sidney Crosby scored twice, and right wing James Neal scored his 40th goal of the season, as the Penguins emerged from Boston with a 5-3 victory.

"It feels good," said Neal, who became the NHL's fourth player this season to reach 40 goals. "Things have been great here playing with Geno (Evgeni Malkin) and Kuny (Chris Kunitz)."

Neal deflected all of the attention, but his teammates weren't buying it.