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NHL Game Summary - Ottawa at Boston



(Saturday, January 23rd)

Final Score: Ottawa 2, Boston 1

Boston, MA (Sports Network) - Brian Elliott stopped 32-of-33 shots, as Ottawa clipped Boston, 2-1, at TD Garden.

Daniel Alfredsson and Jason Spezza scored for the Senators, who extended their season-high winning streak to six games.

"I think we got some key players back and our system is being executed very well," goalie Brian Elliott said about his club being lifted out of a funk by the return of players who can contribute offensively. "I think teams are having trouble with that."

Daniel Paille registered the lone goal for the Bruins, who slid to their fourth straight loss and eighth in 10. Tim Thomas made 21 saves in defeat.

Alfredsson, who notched a hat trick in Boston on Monday, put the Senators on the board with six seconds left in the opening period.

Paille knotted the game at 8:26 of the second period, but the Bruins had a potential lead goal wiped out on review inside of eight minutes left when it was ruled Mark Recchi kicked the puck into the net.

Spezza, who returned after missing 20 games with a knee injury, gave the Sens a one-goal lead at 16:39, but Mike Fisher's chest-high deflection of a point shot was also disallowed inside the final minute of play.

Desperate for a goal, the Bruins outshot the Senators by a 13-2 margin in the third period, but Elliott was equal to the task.

"I'm not going to make excuses here. We've gotta play better," Bruins coach Claude Julien said. "You play with emotion, you play with attitude, you play with a lot of things and you gotta find that if you want to really turn the corner."

Game Notes

Boston won the season series, 4-2...Alfredsson notched six goals and one assist in four games against the Bruins this season...Ottawa welcomes New Jersey on Tuesday and Boston travels to Carolina on Sunday...Recchi played in his 1,540th NHL contest.

01/23 19:22:26 ET


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