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Bruins Lose To Senators In Overtime

OTTAWA -- Mark Stone scored off his own rebound on a wraparound attempt with 37.5 seconds left in overtime to give the Ottawa Senators a 2-1 win over the Boston Bruins on Saturday night at Canadian Tire Centre.

The win moved the Senators into the final wild-card spot in the Eastern Conference.

The game featured a goaltending battle between Ottawa's Craig Anderson and Boston's Tuukka Rask. The Senators outshot the Bruins 40-34.

Winger David Pastrnak scored for the Bruins in regulation and center Mika Zibanejad had the Senators' goal.

Anderson made the best save of overtime on a breakaway by Bruins winger Loui Eriksson, who later hit the post on another chance.

The Bruins erased a 1-0 deficit in the first minute of the second period. Trying to move the puck up the boards, Stone instead handed it to center Patrice Bergeron, who passed it back to defenseman Zdeno Chara. His wrist shot was redirected to the back of the net from the high slot by Pastrnak, giving him three goals in 12 games his season.

The Senators were the better team in the first period, outshooting the Bruins 16-10 and scoring the only goal. The play that put them on the board was started by defenseman Erik Karlsson, who blocked a shot in front of the net, raced up ice to take a pass from winger Milan Michalek and set Zibanejad up alone for a deke and backhand to the top of the net.

The goal was the Zibanejad's eighth of the season and the assist was Karlsson's 35th.

Rask made a number of good saves in the first period, including one against center Kyle Turris on a play that had to be reviewed.

After the game, the Senators left for Washington and Sunday's game against the Capitals, which starts a five-game road trip that includes California.

The Bruins, who are on a five-game trip, are in New York on Monday night to face the Rangers.

NOTES: Bruins LW Brad Marchand returned from the three-game suspension for "clipping" Senators D Mark Borowiecki in a penalty-filled game on Dec. 29. Before Saturday's game, Senators coach Dave Cameron said there would be no "retaliation" from his team. "That's done," he said. "The league has handled it." ... Bruins RW Brett Connolly came out of the lineup to make room for Marchand, and C Zack Rinaldo was replaced by C Landon Ferraro. Both Connolly and Rinaldo played in Boston's 4-1 win over New Jersey on Friday. ... Bruins D Joe Morrow was also a healthy scratch. ... Senators D Jared Cowen was a healthy scratch for the fifth consecutive game. D Chris Wideman and RW Alex Chiasson sat out their second in a row.

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