Boston 5, Ottawa 3

Saturday, February 25, 2012 7:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Boston 37-20-1-2 18-10-1-1 19-10-0-1 W1
Ottawa 32-23-6-2 16-12-2-1 16-11-4-1 L1


BRUINS 5, SENATORS 3: Patrice Bergeron recorded two goals and an assist as visiting Boston opened up a five-point advantage in the Northeast Division over Ottawa.

David Krejci netted the game-winner on a power play in the third period and Brad Marchand recorded his career-high 22nd goal for Boston, which completed its longest road trip of the season with a 3-2-1 mark.

The Bruins gave up the first tally but wasted little time battling back, with Bergeron knotting it at 1-1 early in the first period. Boston appeared to be running away late into the third period as Krejci’s 13th goal pushed it to 4-1.

The Senators made things interesting late with two similar goals by captain Daniel Alfredsson. A one-timer from the left boards cut it to 4-2 with 3:45 left and the second tally came from almost the exact same spot 1:37 later.

Boston goaltender Tim Thomas slammed his stick against the post in frustration.

Bergeron put it out of reach with an empty-net goal to close it out.

The highlight for the Bruins came in the second period, when rookie Carter Camper banged in a rebound for his first NHL goal, making it 3-1.

GAME NOTEBOOK: The Bruins host the Senators on Tuesday ... Ottawa C Jason Spezza recorded three points to reach 601 for his career. Spezza has 19 points in his last eight games. ... Alex Auld started in goal for the Senators with Craig Anderson (hand) out.

Top Game Performances

Boston   Ottawa
Patrice Bergeron 3 Points Erik Karlsson 3
Patrice Bergeron 2 Goals Daniel Alfredsson 2
Zdeno Chara 2 Assists Jason Spezza 3
David Krejci 1 Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Tim Thomas .900 Save Percentage Alexander Auld .892
Tim Thomas 27 Saves Alexander Auld 33

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Boston 38 5 1-2 2-2 9 21
Ottawa 30 3 0-2 1-2 9 29

Upcoming Games

  • Ottawa will play its next game at home against NY Islanders. The Senators have a W/L % of .606 after a win and .400 after a loss.
  • Boston will play its next game at home against Ottawa. The Bruins have a W/L % of .541 after a win and .739 after a loss.
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