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Senators use late surge to defeat Bruins

Score twice in third period to break tie against Tuukka Rask, Boston

by Chris Stevenson / Correspondent

OTTAWA -- The Ottawa Senators rallied with three unanswered goals for a 3-1 win against the Boston Bruins at Canadian Tire Centre on Thursday.

Mark Stone, Chris Wideman and Kyle Turris scored for the Senators (12-7-1), who have back-to-back wins. Craig Anderson made 19 saves.

David Pastrnak scored for the Bruins (11-9-0) and Tuukka Rask made 23 saves. The loss was Boston's second in a row and third in the past four games.

"They always play us tough and play us hard," Anderson said. "Tonight we did it right longer and harder."


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Wideman gave the Senators a 2-1 lead at 6:28 of the third period when his shot from the right point deflected off Bruins forward Dominic Moore in front of the net and went in on the stick side. Bruins defenseman Torey Krug cleared the puck onto Wideman's stick to start the play.

Turris scored his team-leading ninth goal at 10:16 of the third to give the Senators a 3-1 lead, finishing off a nice passing play with Bobby Ryan after a turnover by David Krecji.

"[A] huge win for us," Turris said. "We just have to keep the momentum going now. We're playing well. We played real strong defensively and in the neutral zone. It was just an all-around solid game for us."

Video: BOS@OTT: Wideman's shot deflects in off defender

Stone tied the game 1-1 at 13:23 of the second period on a nice give-and-go with Mike Hoffman. Stone has three goals and three assists in his past five games.

Back in the lineup after missing three games with an upper-body injury, Pastrnak made it 1-0 on the power play with 10.1 seconds left in the first period.

Video: BOS@OTT: Pastrnak nets a nifty spinning PPG

It was Pastrnak's 11th goal of the season.

With Bruins captain Zdeno Chara out of the lineup because of a lower-body injury he sustained Tuesday in a 4-2 loss to the St. Louis Blues, defenseman Kevan Miller played his first game of the season. Miller had been out because of a hand injury.

Goal of the game

Stone tied it when he took a pass from Mike Hoffman at the Boston blue line and broke in on Rask. Stone faked to his backhand and then cut across the net and scored his fifth goal of the season.

Video: BOS@OTT: Stone dekes to finish Hoffman's great dish

Save of the game

With the game tied 1-1 two minutes into the second period, Stone, working behind the net, hit Senators forward Chris Kelly with a pass in the slot. Rask stopped Kelly's shot from the slot.


Highlight of the game

Ryan, playing after missing two games with an injured finger, fed Turris with a smart pass, waiting for Turris to get behind the Bruins defender and slipping the puck through to him. Turris skated in and scored with a forehand.

Video: BOS@OTT: Turris bangs home Ryan's slick dish

Unsung moment of the game

Senators captain Erik Karlsson had eight blocked shots to take over the League lead with 61.

They said it

"I think the whole game there was poor puck management in my estimation. We've been a better team than that. It's disappointing tonight in an important game like this we came out with one of worst efforts in probably a month. I didn't like our game tonight, decision making, puck management, I would say there were a lot of no shows, as well. Those are things that can't happen in these kind of games. Definitely not happy with not just the outcome, but our team. Definitely we need to be better. We've got an opportunity here to go back home and play right away tomorrow and hopefully we can get back on track quickly here." -- Boston Bruins coach Claude Julien


"We've done it enough times where it doesn't faze us anymore. We're becoming a more resilient group, a more veteran group where we don't play to the scoreboard, we just play our way, the way we're supposed to whether we're up a goal or down a goal. I think we've grown here since the start of the year." -- Goaltender Craig Anderson after the Senators gave up the first goal for the 15th time in 20 games


"It was a beauty. I knew he was behind me coming into the zone so I just dropped it for him and tried to get in behind the [defenseman] to try and get a rebound. He made a gorgeous play to fake the shot and slide it between the [defenseman's] stick and skates. The goalie was already down so I just tried to put it up. -- Senators forward Kyle Turris on Mark Stone's pass to send him in to make it 3-1

Need to know

Senators forward Ryan Dzingel left the game at 14:15 of the first period after he was hit in the side of the head with a shot by Karlsson. He returned in the second period. … The Senators won 34 of 57 faceoffs (60 percent). Derick Brassard was 12 for 15 (80 percent).

What's next

Bruins: Host the Calgary Flames on Friday (7:30 p.m. ET; NESN, SNW, NHL.TV)

Senators: Host the Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday (7 p.m. ET; CITY, FS-CR, NHL.TV)


Video: Senators score three unanswered to defeat the Bruins

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