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Reilly Smith comes through for Bruins

Assist on winner was a pick-me-up

Earlier in his career, if Reilly Smith missed a wide-open net with his team behind by a goal, he might have put his head down, skated to the bench, and inwardly called himself some not-so-nice names.

But that was then and this is now. On Saturday night, Smith did miss an open net during an early third-period power play, but he also scored and set up Zdeno Chara for the winning tally as the Bruins edged the Pittsburgh Penguins, 3-2, at TD Garden.

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