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Lemieux becomes 10th player with 1,000 assists

9/23/2003

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia (AP) -- Marc-Andre Fleury, the first pick in
this year's NHL draft, made 27 saves and the Pittsburgh Penguins
beat the Boston Bruins 3-2 on Tuesday night.

Fleury, 18, is making a strong bid to make the Penguins' roster
in his first professional camp. He allowed only one goal in his pro
debut, a 1-0 loss to Buffalo on Saturday.

Matt Murley, Patrick Boileau and Rico Fata scored for the
Penguins, who won for the first time in four exhibition games.

Sergei Samsonov and Glen Murray scored for Boston (1-2).

Pittsburgh opened the scoring when Murley was left unattended at
the side of the net and banged a rebound past Steve Shields at 2:24
of the first.

Samsonov tied it at 15:54 on a power play. Fleury made the
initial save off a shot by Joe Thornton but was down and out for
the rebound.

Boileau gave the Penguins a 2-1 lead just over a minute later
when he picked up a rebound outside the crease and beat Shields
with a low shot.

Fata made it 3-1 late in the second when he beat Shields with a
low wrist shot from the top of the faceoff circle.

The Bruins cut the lead to 3-2 with a power-play goal by Murray
at 2:58 of the third.