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Bruins keep rolling, beat Senators for fifth straight win

  • Boston Bruins center Tim Schaller (59) tries to tip the puck into the net behind Ottawa Senators goaltender Mike Condon (1) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018, in Ottawa, Ontario. (Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press via AP) Adrian Wyld

  • Boston Bruins right wing David Pastrnak (88) congratulates center Danton Heinen (43) on his goal as Ottawa Senators goaltender Mike Condon (1) waits in the crease during the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018, in Ottawa, Ontario. (Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press via AP) Adrian Wyld

  • Ottawa Senators defenseman Dion Phaneuf (2) tries to clear Boston Bruins center Patrice Bergeron (37) from in front of Senators goaltender Mike Condon (1) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018, in Ottawa, Ontario. (Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press via AP) Adrian Wyld

  • Boston Bruins center Frank Vatrano (72) collides with Ottawa Senators defenseman Thomas Chabot (72) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018, in Ottawa, Ontario. (Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press via AP) Adrian Wyld

  • Boston Bruins right wing David Pastrnak (88) tries to stick-handle the puck around Ottawa Senators goaltender Mike Condon (1) during the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018, in Ottawa, Ontario. (Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press via AP) Adrian Wyld

  • Ottawa Senators goaltender Mike Condon watches the puck go wide of the net during the first period of the team's NHL hockey game against the Boston Bruins on Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018, in Ottawa, Ontario. (Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press via AP) Adrian Wyld


Associated Press
Friday, January 26, 2018

OTTAWA, Ontario – Jake DeBrusk scored with 8:41 left to lift the Boston Bruins over the Ottawa Senators, 3-2, on Thursday night for their fifth straight win.

Danton Heinen and Tim Schaller also scored to help the Bruins notch a point in their 18th straight game (14-0-4), tying their second longest point streak ever. Tuukka Rask stopped 21 shots.

Thomas Chabot and Ryan Dzingel scored for Ottawa, but the Senators are mired in a five-game skid. Mike Condon had 41 saves.

Boston was without leading scorer Brad Marchand, who began his five-game suspension for an elbow against New Jersey forward Marcus Johansson on Tuesday.

The Bruins took a 2-1 lead on a short-handed goal when Patrice Bergeron won a race to the puck and fed Schaller for a breakaway. The lead was short-lived, as the Senators scored 20 seconds later after Dzingel and Matt Duchene executed a give-and-go.

The Bruins regained the lead when DeBrusk fired a bad-angle shot that Condon got a stick on, but the puck fluttered over and behind him.

With the Bruins on the power play, Zack Smith had the opportunity to clear the puck, but instead had his shot intercepted by Bergeron, who then found David Pastrnak. Pastrnak had a fluttering shot go up in the air and Heinen, with his first in nine games, was able to get a piece of it and beat Condon through the legs to tie it at 1.

Despite being outshot, 20-7, the Senators managed to get out of the first period with a 1-0 lead. Chabot got his fourth of the season by firing a shot that hit Adam McQuaid’s skate blade and went past Rask.

Notes

During the first period, the Senators recognized Chris Neil, who retired last month, for his contributions to the organization. Mark Stone missed his third straight game with a lower-body injury, as did D Johnny Oduya (undisclosed). Boston C Noel Acciari missed the game due to a lower-body injury.

Up next

Bruins: Host Anaheim on Tuesday night.

Senators: Play at Carolina on Tuesday night.