Shootout, Ottawa Wins 3-2

Reilly Smith (BOS): no goal

Mika Zibanejad (OTT): goal

Brad Marchand (BOS): goal

Kyle Turris (OTT): no goal

Patrice Bergeron (BOS): no goal

Bobby Ryan (OTT): goal

End of Overtime, 2-2

We’re going to a shootout at TD Garden. Boston is 2-0 in shootouts this season.

Overtime, 4:00, 2-2: Tuukka Rask denies Bobby Ryan on a breakaway, then the Bruins mess up a 3-on-1 scoring chance at the other end of the ice.

Overtime, 2:41, 2-2: Tuukka Rask makes a blocker save through traffic on a wrist shot from the slot.

Overtime, 0:01, 2-2: Patrice Bergeron is back for the start of overtime.

End of Regulation, 2-2

The Bruins and Senators are headed to overtime. Boston is 5-1 after regulation, while Ottawa is 4-5.

Third Period,18:03, 2-2: The Bruins’ trainer has returned to the bench, but Bergeron hasn’t yet. Gregory Campbell is skating in his spot at center alongside Reilly Smith and Brad Marchand.

Third Period,15:03, 2-2: Patrice Bergeron headed down the tunnel after it appeared that he got slashed on the hand or wrist.

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Third Period,13:01, 2-2: Craig Cunningham nearly scores on a wrist shot from inside the right faceoff circle, but the puck misses the top right corner and flies into the end boards.

Earlier on the same shift, Milan Lucic drilled Patrick Wiercioch at center ice and the Senators defenseman slowly skated toward the bench.

Third Period, 8:47, 2-2: The penalty is over, and we’re back to even strength.

Third Period, 6:47, 2-2: The Bruins are going on their first power play of the game. David Legwand is in the penalty box for interference.

Third Period, 4:17, 2-2: David Legwand scored a power-play goal to tie the score. Mark Stone was in serious pain after the goal. He limped off the ice and went down the tunnel to the locker room.


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Third Period, 3:16, 2-1 Boston: Zdeno Chara takes an interference penalty, and the Senators will go on the power play. They are 0-for-2 with the man advantage today.

Third Period, 2:25, 2-1 Boston:

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Third Period, 0:01, 2-1 Boston: Play has resumed. The Bruins are 9-1-0 when leading after two periods.

End of Second Period, 2-1 Boston

SOG: 24-17 Ottawa

Faceoffs: 32-15 Boston

Power Plays: OTT 0-for-2, BOS 0-for-0

Scoring Summary

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Second Period, 16:07, 2-1 Boston: Tuukka Rask makes a great right pad save on a Colin Greening one-timer from inside the left faceoff circle. Rask already has 22 saves.


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Second Period, 15:21, 2-1 Boston: Patrice Bergeron nearly scored on a rebound off the end boards, but the puck bounced over the blade of his stick.

Second Period, 10:33, 2-1 Boston: Loui Eriksson has scored his first fifth goal of the season. Kevan Miller and Carl Soderberg picked up assists.


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Second Period, 6:10, 1-1: Daniel Paille hits the right post with a lot of net to shoot at. Huge scoring chance missed for Boston.

Second Period, 3:50, 1-1: Milan Lucic and Mark Borowiecki drop the gloves for an entertaining fight. Lucic is the clear winner.


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Second Period, 2:24, 1-1: Mika Zibanejad faked a slap shot, got Tuukka Rask a little out of position and beat him with a wrister. A pretty play by the former sixth overall draft pick.


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Second Period, 0:01, 1-0 Boston: Play has resumed! The Bruins are 7-3-0 when leading after the first period.

End of First Period, 1-0 Boston

SOG: 10-9 Boston

Faceoffs: 13-5 Boston

Power Plays: BOS 0-for-0, OTT 0-for-2

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First Period, 16:55, 1-0 Boston: Brad Marchand was bent over and appeared to be in lots of pain as he ended his last shift. He slammed the bench door twice.

First Period, 11:45, 1-0 Boston: Craig Cunningham has scored his first career NHL goal. He fired a slap shot that beat Robin Lehner five-hole, and quite frankly, it should have been saved. It’s Boston’s third shorthanded goal of the season.


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First Period, 11:12, 0-0: Brad Marchand takes a tripping penalty, sending Ottawa to the power play for the second time this period. The Sens are 0-for-1 so far.

First Period, 7:03, 0-0: Zdeno Chara’s penalty is over and we’re back to even strength.

First Period, 5:15, 0-0: The Bruins nearly score on an open net after Robin Lehnder misplays the puck behind the goal line. Brad Marchand’s shot from the wall was blocked.


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First Period, 5:03, 0-0: Zdeno Chara is whistled for high sticking, and the Bruins will be shorthanded for two minutes. Their penalty kill was 4-for-4 last game.

First Period, 3:04, 0-0: A Kevan Miller shot from the right point hits Robin Lehner’s glove and bounces down into the crease, but it’s covered up before a Bruins forward can pounce on it.

First Period, 0:01, 0-0: We’re underway!

1:00 pm: Condra-Smith-Chiasson, Cowen-Ceci and Lehner start for Senators. Lucic-Kelly-Cunningham, Seidenberg-Trotman and Rask start for Bruins.

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12:45 pm: Here’s a look at the Senators’ lines and pairings.

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12:40 pm: Bruins lines in pre-game skate:


Bruins pairings in pre-game skate:


12:30 pm: BOSTON — The Boston Bruins are 2-5-1 in their last eight games and will aim to end the homestand with a win Saturday afternoon against the Ottawa Senators.

After losing to the Chicago Blackhawks on Thursday, the Bruins fell out of the second wild card playoff spot in the Eastern Conference with the Florida Panthers’ victory on Friday night.

The Bruins will be without top-line center David Krejci because of an undisclosed injury. He skated Saturday morning and has practiced four straight days.

The Senators have lost six of their last seven games and fired head coach Paul MacLean on Wednesday. Dave Cameron took over behind the bench.

The seasons series is 1-0 Boston after the Bruins won the first meeting 4-2 in Ottawa on Nov. 1.

Tuukka Rask (Boston) versus Robin Lehner (Ottawa) is the goaltending matchup.

Stay tuned to’s Bruins-Senators live blog for score updates, analysis and highlights.