Bruins send Ottawa home unhappy


Dec 27, 2013; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask (40) makes a save against the Ottawa Senators during the second period at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports

The last time these two teams met was November 15th in Ottawa, with the Senators taking the game 4-2. Now they will have back to back games against each other.

*Latest news; Danny Paille back from injury and in a surprising move the B’s have re-called Niklas Svedberg (G) from Providence.

In Net: Tuukka Rask and Robin Lehner

In the first period the Bruins came out slowly and a bit flat. The best scoring opportunity (for the B’s) came from Brad Marchand but his shot rang sharply off the crossbar. If not for Rask, the Bruins would be behind, instead of a scoreless tie.

After 1 period; 0-0  Shots: 15-5 Senators

In the second period it was a totally different story from the first. Not only did the Bruins come out with far more intent, a lot more shots on net but they also controlled the majority of play. The B’s first goal of the game came on the Power Play when Jarome Iginla (11) quickly buried the rebound shot from Torey Krug.

Just like Rask in the first period, without Lehner the Senators would’ve been in trouble.

After 2 periods; 1-0 B’s  Shots: 25-22 Boston

In the third period the B’s came out flying. The B’s second goal happened when David Krejci (8) gained the offensive zone, from a nice pass by Adam Mcquaid, worked his way on goal, Lehner made the initial save but Krejci gained possession again, firing the shot “short side” for the goal.

The next Bruins goal came on a 2 on 1 opportunity. Brad Marchand stole the puck from Senators Defenseman Erik Karlsson, skated up the left side of the ice and dished a pass over to Reilly Smith (13) who made no mistake with it. Reilly now leads the team in goals, one better than Lucic and is second on the team in points.

The scoring wouldn’t end there for the B’s. Patrice Bergeron broke up an Ottawa attack, kicked the puck forward and after it bounced around Reilly Smith (14) buried it. Make that a two goal lead for the kid, over Lucic.

Brad Marchand (9) wanted to get in on all the scoring and did so when he stole a pass from Ottawa, streaked in on goal, deked Lehner, then buried it upstairs.

5-0 B’s win. Shot totals: 42-33 Boston

See you tomorrow night against these same Senators, in Ottawa. Go B’s!