Turco played the rest of the game in his Bruins debut, making 20 saves on 22 shots in a 5-2 loss.
"Every minute I felt a little bit better, a little bit more comfortable," Turco told reporters in Pittsburgh. "But you wish you'd made a couple more saves."
"I thought he did a great job, he certainly gave us a chance when he was in net," Bruins coach Claude Julien said. "He was a competitor, he was giving guys life on the ice and was excited to be back and playing."