Boston 3, Ottawa 1

Thursday, April 5, 2012 7:30 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Boston 48-29-1-3 23-14-1-2 25-15-0-1 W1
Ottawa 41-30-6-4 20-17-2-2 21-13-4-2 L2


BRUINS 3, SENATORS 1: Anton Khudobin made a career-high 44 saves in his season debut as Boston posted its fifth consecutive road victory.

Khudobin went 4-1-0 in six games over two seasons with Minnesota before being acquired by Boston in February 2011.

Benoit Pouliot, defenseman Greg Zanon and Milan Lucic scored for the Northeast Division-champion Bruins, who are 6-1-1 over their last eight overall contests. They have won 14 of their last 17 visits to Ottawa.

Boston got on the board midway through the first period on Pouliot's 16th goal. After carrying the puck down the right wing during a 2-on-1 rush, Pouliot received a return pass from Brian Rolston and converted near the right post for his second tally in as many games.

Zanon made it 2-0 less than four minutes into the second with a one-timer from the left point. It was his first goal in 16 games with the Bruins after being acquired from Minnesota.

Jason Spezza halved the deficit with just over six minutes remaining in the session, beating Khudobin with a wrist shot from the top of the slot for his career high-tying 34th goal. But Lucic scored from the inner edge of the left faceoff circle with 4:33 left in the third to restore the Bruins' two-goal advantage.

Ben Bishop stopped 24 shots for the Senators, who lost four of their final five home games. The Senators need one point in their season finale Saturday in New Jersey - or losses from Florida or Washington - to clinch seventh place in the Eastern Conference and a first-round meeting with the Bruins.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Boston's Torey Krug recorded his first career point in his second NHL game with an assist on Lucic's goal. ... Pouliot is one tally away from his career high set in 2009-10 with Minnesota and Montreal. ... Boston finished 25-15-1 on the road this season. ... The Senators went 22-15-4 at Scotiabank Place. ... Ottawa has lost nine of its last 10 meetings with the Bruins.

Top Game Performances

Boston   Ottawa
Milan Lucic 1 Points Jason Spezza 1
Milan Lucic 1 Goals Jason Spezza 1
Jordan Caron 1 Assists Erik Karlsson 1
N/A Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Anton Khudobin .978 Save Percentage Ben Bishop .889
Anton Khudobin 44 Saves Ben Bishop 24

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Boston 27 3 0-3 3-3 8 31
Ottawa 45 1 0-3 3-3 8 34

Upcoming Games

  • Ottawa will play its next game on the road against New Jersey. The Senators have a W/L % of .595 after a win and .410 after a loss.
  • Boston will play its next game at home against Buffalo. The Bruins have a W/L % of .521 after a win and .697 after a loss.
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