FINAL, Ottawa wins 3-2 in Overtime
Overtime: 0:44, 3-2 Ottawa: Bobby Ryan scores in front of the net on a centering pass from Erik Karlsson. The Bruins now are 1-0-2 against Ottawa this season.
Overtime: 0:01, 2-2: Play has resumed.
End of Regulation, 2-2
The Bruins are headed to overtime for the sixth time in the last 10 games, including today.
Third Period, 19:13, 2-2: The Bruins created plenty of scoring chances on that last power play, but they were unable to find the go-ahead goal.
Third Period, 17:13, 2-2: Milan Michalek trips Adam McQuaid and the Bruins will go back to the power play.
Third Period, 15:45, 2-2: Eric Gryba’s shot from the point takes a deflection off Mike Hoffman to the left of the Bruins net and the puck gets past Tuukka Rask. A very unlucky bounce for the Bruins and the game is tied.
Third Period, 14:55, 2-1 Boston: The Bruins dominated on the penalty kill and receive another roar from the crowd as we return to even strength.
Third Period, 12:55, 2-1 Boston: The Bruins are forced to kill another 5-on-3 Senators power play, this time for 43 seconds.
Third Period, 11:38, 2-1 Boston: The Bruins have returned to the penalty kill with Patrice Bergeron in the box for hooking.
Third Period, 10:35, 2-1 Boston: Claude Julien’s decision to switch up the top two lines has been rewarded with Brad Marchand scoring the go-ahead goal after nearly converting on a centering pass from David Krejci.
Marchand replaced Milan Lucic at left wing on the top line earlier in the period. Krejci earned an assist on Marchand’s 11th goal of the season.
GIF via Twitter/@PeteBlackburn
Third Period, 3:30, 1-1: It appears Claude Julien has mixed up his top two lines. This is what they look like at the moment:
Third Period, 0:01, 1-1: Play has resumed.
End of Second Period, 1-1
SOG: 22-16 Boston
Faceoffs: 25-12 Boston
Power Plays: OTT 0-for-3, BOS 1-for-2
Scoring Summary via NHL.com:
Second Period, 16:22, 1-1: Torey Krug rips a powerful shot from just above the right faceoff circle and the puck finds its way to the back of the net with Zdeno Chara screening Craig Anderson. It’s Krug’s eighth goal of the season.
GIF via Twitter/@PeteBlackburn
Second Period, 14:36, 1-0 Ottawa: The Bruins will have an opportunity to tie the game with their second power play of the day. The Sens were caught with too many men on the ice.
Second Period, 12:33, 1-0 Ottawa: Kyle Turris has opened the scoring with a wrist shot that beat Tuukka Rask at the near post. Clarke MacArthur picked up the lone assist on the goal.
Second Period, 11:27, 0-0: Ottawa kills the penalty and we’re back to 5-on-5.
Second Period, 9:27, 0-0: Erik Karlsson is whistled for holding and the Bruins will get their first power play of the game.
Second Period, 6:30, 0-0: The Bruins kill both penalties and receive a much-deserved applause from the TD Garden crowd.
Second Period, 5:55, 0-0: Tuukka Rask makes two huge saves on the 5v3 penalty kill and his teammates clear the zone.
Second Period, 4:30, 0-0: Adam McQuaid is whistled for roughing and 18 seconds later Brad Marchand is sent to the penalty box for tripping. Ottawa will have a 5-on-3 power play for 1:40.
Second Period, 2:05, 0-0: The Bruins attempt at least five shots in a 15-second span, a few of which occurred during a crazy scramble in front of the Ottawa net. Craig Anderson made two good saves and his defensemen threw themselves at the other shots to preserve the 0-0 tie. Good start to the period from Boston, though.
Second Period, 0:01, 0-0: Play has resumed. Let’s hope for more exciting hockey after a very boring first period.
End of First Period, 0-0
SOG: 9-7 Boston
Faceoffs: 15-5 Boston
Power Plays: OTT 0-for-1, BOS 0-for-0
First Period, 18:05, 0-0: Loui Eriksson hits the post from a tight angle just below the right faceoff circle.
First Period, 16:44, 0-0: Both teams are showing very little energy right now and the crowd is doing the same as a result. Ottawa has controlled a bit more possession over the last three minutes and has evened the shot total 7-7.
First Period, 13:29, 0-0: Boston kills the penalty and we’re back to even strength.
First Period, 11:29, 0-0: The Bruins are called for too many men on the ice and will go to the penalty kill for the first time tonight.
First Period, 11:00, 0-0: The pace and intensity have slowed down a bit compared to the first few minutes of the period. Boston has a 7-4 SOG advantage and is controlling most of possession.
First Period, 4:30, 0-0: Torey Krug and Craig Cunningham dish out huge hits seconds apart. The Bruins have brought great energy to start the game and have a 3-0 shots-on-goal edge so far.
First Period, 0:01, 0-0: We’re underway!
1:05 pm: Hoffman-Zibanejad-Ryan, Cowen-Ceci and Anderson start for the Senators. Kelly-Soderberg-Eriksson, Chara-Hamilton and Rask start for the Bruins.
1:00 pm: Adam McQuaid officially is in the lineup. Matt Bartkowski is the extra defenseman and a healthy scratch.
12:45 pm: NESN’s Jack Edwards gives us a look at the Senators lines and pairings from warmups.
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12:40 pm: Bruins lines and pairings from line rushes.
It appears, based on the warmup, that McQuaid will play and Bartkowski will be a healthy scratch.
12:30 pm: Tuukka Rask and Craig Anderson lead their teams onto the ice for warmups and will start in net.
12:25pm: BOSTON — The Bruins are desperate for two points Saturday afternoon against the Ottawa Senators at TD Garden.
Boston is two points behind the New York Rangers for the last wild card playoff spot in the Eastern Conference with three more games played.
The Bruins are 12-6-3 on home ice and closed 2014 with a 4-3 shootout loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs on Wednesday night. B’s head coach Claude Julien said around noon that his lineup from Wednesday likely won’t change, which means that Jordan Caron is expected to be a healthy scratch.
Julien also confirmed that veteran defenseman Adam McQuaid has been cleared to play, but a decision on his status won’t be made until after he takes part in the warmup. McQuaid broke his thumb on Nov. 18 and hasn’t played since.
Tuukka Rask (Boston) versus Craig Anderson (Ottawa) is the expected goaltender matchup.
Stay tuned to NESN.com’s Bruins-Senators live blog for score updates and highlights.