Shots on Goal: Bruins fall to Ottawa, 2-1 in Shootout.
The Ottawa Senators snapped the Bruins 6-game win streak Thursday night in Boston and in the process punched their ticket for the playoffs.
Ottawa now sits one point ahead of the Bruins in the standings and, if things remain the same, the two teams will meet again in the first round of the playoffs. Boston has yet to figure out the mystery of Ottawa as they lost all four of their regular season contests to the Senators.
Kyle Turris had the game winner in OT for the Senators. Alex Burrow’s notched his 15th goal of the season in regulation. Netminder Craig Anderson stopped 28 shots in regulation and three in OT.
Drew Stafford was the lone scorer for Boston with a first period power play wraparound goal. Tuukka Rask had 25 saves for the Black and Gold.
Alex Burrows tied it 1-1 when he intercepted an Adam McQuaid clearing pass and fired a slap shot from the blue line passed Rask.
Save of the night goes to Anderson in the second frame when he stopped Boston’s 34-goal scorer David Pastrnak on a breakaway to keep the game tied at 1-1.
Anderson (24-11-4) denied Stafford and young guns Ryan Spooner and Pastrnak in OT to pick up the win.
Boston rounds out the regular season with a Saturday afternoon matinee against Washington, while Ottawa travels to New York to face the Rangers on Saturday and the Islanders on Sunday.