Ottawa 1, Boston 0

Tuesday, February 28, 2012 7:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Ottawa 34-23-6-2 17-12-2-1 17-11-4-1 W2
Boston 37-21-1-2 18-11-1-1 19-10-0-1 L1


SENATORS 1, BRUINS 0: Robin Lehner turned aside 32 shots for his first career shutout and visiting Ottawa ended a long hex against Boston.

Red-hot defenseman Erik Karlsson scored the only goal Lehner would need as the Senators ended a streak of eight consecutive losses to the Bruins and won for the first time in five meetings this season.

Lehner improved to 3-0-0 this season by making 17 saves in the third period to help Ottawa move to 7-1-1 in its last nine and close within a point of the Bruins atop the Northeast Division.

Karlsson, who was named the league's first star of the week Monday, continued his blistering pace by hammering a slap shot past a screened Tim Thomas on the power play at 14:44 of the opening period.

It was the seventh goal in an eight-game points streak for Karlsson, who also has 11 assists during that span. Jason Spezza assisted to give him 21 points during a 10-game streak.

Despite turning aside 37 shots, Thomas had his six-game winning streak against Ottawa snapped. He had won 14 of his previous 15 decisions against the Senators.

Ottawa avenged a 5-3 home loss to the Bruins on Saturday. Its last win in the series was a 2-0 victory in Boston on Nov. 13, 2010. ... Lehner was called up from Binghamton of the American Hockey League last week following the injury to starter Craig Anderson. He lost to the Bruins 4-2 on Feb. 18, 2011, in his final start last season. ... F Brian Rolston and D Mike Mottau, acquired from the New York Islanders on Monday, played for Boston. ... New acquisition Matt Gilroy was in the lineup for the Senators.

Top Game Performances

Ottawa   Boston
Erik Karlsson 1 Points N/A
Erik Karlsson 1 Goals N/A
Milan Michalek 1 Assists N/A
Erik Karlsson 1 Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Robin Lehner 1.000 Save Percentage Tim Thomas .974
Robin Lehner 32 Saves Tim Thomas 37

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Ottawa 38 1 1-3 4-4 8 33
Boston 32 0 0-4 2-3 6 37

Upcoming Games

  • Boston will play its next game at home against New Jersey. The Bruins have a W/L % of .526 after a win and .739 after a loss.
  • Ottawa will play its next game at home against Chicago. The Senators have a W/L % of .618 after a win and .419 after a loss.
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