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Ottawa Senators Take 3-1 Win Over Bruins

OTTAWA -- The Ottawa Senators are comfortable playing tight games this season and their patience paid off again in a 3-1 win against the Boston Bruins at Canadian Tire Centre on Thursday.

The Senators (12-7-1) rallied with three-straight goals by Mark Stone, Chris Wideman and Kyle Turris to take control of the game and hand the Bruins (11-9-0) their third loss in their past four games. Senators goaltender Craig Anderson made 19 saves.

Wideman gave the Senators a 2-1 lead with his first goal of the season when Bruins defenseman Torey Krug cleared the puck onto his stick and his shot from the right point banked off Bruins forward Dominic Moore. Wideman's shot beat goaltender Tuukka Rask low to the stick side at 6:28 of the third period. Turris scored his ninth at 10:16, working a nice give-and-go with Bobby Ryan and beating Rask with a shot to the glove side.

David Pastrnak scored for the Bruins (11-8-0) and Rask made 23 saves.

Stone tied the close-checking game 1-1 at 13:23 of the second period when he took a deft pass by Mike Hoffman just inside the Bruins blue line and skated in on Rask. After a fake onto his forehand, he tucked the puck behind Rask for his fifth goal of the season and his second goal in as many games.

Pastrnak, back in the lineup after missing three games with an upper body injury, opened the scoring with 10.1 seconds left in the first period on the power play.

With Senators forward Chris Neil in the penalty box for interference, a shot to the left of Anderson got caught up in a knot of players at the edge of the crease. When it dropped to the ice, Bruins forward Matt Belesky knocked it in front to an unguarded Pasternak. He fanned on his forehand attempt then wheeled around and banked a backhand shot off Anderson for his 11th goal of the season in his 15th game.

The Senators gave up first goal for 15th time in 20 games.

The Bruins played without captain Zdeno Chara, who sustained a lower-body injury in the Bruins 4-2 loss to the St. Louis Blues on Tuesday and is expected to miss at least two games, Bruins coach Claude Julien said.

Defenseman Kevan Miller, who has not played this season because of a broken hand, played his first game of the season.

Senators forward Ryan Dzingel left the game at 14:15 of the first period when he was hit in the side of the head with a shot off the stick of Senators captain Erik Karlsson. He returned in the second period.

NOTES: Senators D Dion Phaneuf was in the lineup after missing practice on Wednesday. He needed a day off because he was sore, he said. The Senators called up D Fredrik Claesson from Binghamton of the AHL on Thursday just in case. ... With Senators RW Bobby Ryan returning to the lineup after missing two games with a bruised right index finger, LW Max McCormick was a scratch along with Claesson. ... With RW David Pastrnak returning to the lineup after missing three games with an upper-body injury, the Bruins assigned C Sean Kuraly to Providence of the AHL. The 23-year-old didn't have a point in five games this season. ... Senators captain Erik Karlsson played his 499th game in the NHL. ... Scratched for the Bruins was D Colin Miller.


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