NHL Game Summary - Ottawa at Boston|
(Thursday, February 28th)
Final Score: Boston 2, Ottawa 1 (OT)
Boston, MA (Sports Network) - Patrice Bergeron netted the game-winning goal
with 1:22 remaining in overtime, giving Boston a 2-1 victory over Ottawa at TD
After a right-circle faceoff win, Bergeron redirected a point drive from
Dennis Seidenberg between Ottawa goaltender Robin Lehner's pads. The puck
trickled through the crease and appeared to barely make it totally across the
goal line before eventually being pushed further into the net.
There was no audible whistle to halt action, and play was not stopped until
an official behind the cage waved his hands to indicate a review. After a
brief check, the goal stood to end the contest.
"I thought for sure it was in, especially after that second kick at it,"
Bergeron said. "Marshy (Brad Marchand) was standing right there. He said it
was definitely in after the second time."
Nathan Horton notched the other goal and Tuukka Rask stopped 30 shots for the
Bruins, who have won five in a row and eight of their last 10.
Jim O'Brien tallied and Lehner made 44 saves for the Senators, who saw their
five-game win streak halted.
The Bruins broke through at 5:48 of the second period, as Horton's off-speed
redirection along the ice slid through Lehner's pads as he overcommitted to
Seconds after making a pad stop against the left post on an Ottawa advantage,
Rask was prone in the crease as the Sens winger kept working and eventually
poked a loose puck home for a 1-1 game with 5:22 left in the middle period.
Both sides created multiple quality chances in the third period, but could not
break the deadlock.
Milan Lucic was called for a delay-of-game after closing his hand on the puck
behind the Ottawa net with 31.6 seconds left in regulation, but the Bruins
enjoyed the majority of scoring chances while shorthanded.
"Coming into a building like this with probably the hottest team in the
conference, we played them toe-to-toe and that's something to take away,"
Senators captain Daniel Alfredsson said."
Boston has beaten Ottawa in 15 of the last 19 meetings since the start of the
2009-10 campaign ... Lehner's performance came on the heels of Ben Bishop's
44-save effort in a 2-1 shootout win against Montreal ... Both clubs are back
in action on Saturday, as Ottawa plays in Philadelphia and Boston hosts Tampa
03/01 00:03:25 ET