NHL Game Summary - Boston at Ottawa
(Tuesday, April 7th)
Final Score: Ottawa 3, Boston 2
Ottawa, ON (Sports Network) - Dany Heatley scored the eventual game-winner, as the Ottawa Senators edged the Boston Bruins, 3-2, at Scotiabank Place.
Mike Fisher and Christoph Schubert each lit the lamp for the Senators, who have won their past three games. Alex Auld made 31 saves in the win.
Sens forward Nick Foligno says they desperately wanted to win this game after falling to the Bruins in each of the first five meetings this season.
"We knew we were going to have a tough game," said Foligno. "We played a solid 60 minutes."
Zdeno Chara and Phil Kessel each had a goal for the Bruins, who had a six-game winning streak snapped. Manny Fernandez made 29 stops in the loss.
Boston has already clinched the top-spot in the Eastern Conference and trails San Jose by five points for first place overall in the NHL.
"We didn't get the start we wanted to in the first and we had a tough time coming back," said Bruins forward Patrice Bergeron. "When you start the game down by two goals it's hard to come back."
Ottawa got on the board just 4:23 into the game as Schubert's slap shot got past Fernandez.
The Senators made it a 2-0 game while skating shorthanded as Fisher snapped a wrister into the net for his 13th goal of the season.
Boston cut its deficit in half just three minutes into the second as Kessel's wrister found the back of the net for his 32nd goal of the season.
However, Ottawa answered on the power play at the 13:57 mark of the middle stanza on a one-timer from Heatley at the top of the right circle that squeezed between the pads of Fernandez.
Boston, though, scored with just nine seconds left in the second period on the power play as Chara's slap shot beat Auld cleanly for his 18th goal of the season.
The Bruins were unable to net the equalizer in the third period.
Boston had won the previous seven games in the series...Boston hosts Montreal on Thursday...Ottawa hosts the Devils on Thursday...Both teams went 1-for-5 on the power play...Boston forward Marc Savard had two assists in the game to give him 60 on the season.
04/08 01:48:37 ET