BOSTON, March 18 (UPI) -- Marc-Andre Fleury made 17 saves en route to his first shutout of the season Thursday, carrying the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 3-0 victory over Boston.
Pittsburgh won for the second time in five games and moved a point in front of New Jersey for first place in the Atlantic Division. The Penguins and Devils began the night tied for the division lead and New Jersey wound up losing in a shootout to Toronto.
The Penguins got a goal in each period from Tyler Kennedy, Alexei Ponikarovsky and Michael Rupp.
Tuukka Rask allowed three goals on 31 shots in Boston's third loss in four outings.
Boston's Shawn Thornton fought with Cooke less than 2 minutes into Thursday's game and Thornton came away the clear winner.