The Point Streak Reaches 18 Games With Another Win In Ottawa

Published January 25, 2018 at 10:35 PM

Even though the Bruins were missing both Brad Marchand and Charlie McAvoy, they were able to make enough plays to take down the Ottawa Senators 3-2 on Thursday night.

The Bruins had a big first period by outshooting the Senators 20-7, but found themselves down 1-0 at the first intermission thanks to some bad luck. 

12 minutes into the first period, Thomas Chabot's centering pass for Bobby Ryan hit off the skate of Adam Mcquaid, who had good defensive positioning, and got in behind Tuukka Rask.

Danton Heinen tied the game with a power play goal at 11:35 of the second period by showing off some amazing hand-eye coordination. Patrice Bergeron stopped a clearing attempt at the left point fed it back low to David Pastrnak.  His centering pass was deflected by a stick, but Heinen was able to one-time it out of midair past Mike Condon for his 11th goal of the year.

Tim Schaller broke the tie with a shorthanded goal 1:58 into the third period.  After a Senators shot went wide of the net and wrapped around the boards, Bergeron chipped the puck ahead to Schaller skated in alone and beat Condon with a top-shelf wrist shot for his sixth goal of the year.

The Senators were quick to respond by scoring on the same power play just 20 seconds later to tie the game. Ryan Dzingel played a game of give and go with Matt Duchene and took the return pass and beat Rask up high.

Jake DeBrusk scored the eventual game winning goal 8:41 with a little puck luck.  DeBrusk fired the puck from off the end boards and it hit off of Condon's pad, then stick before going into the Senators net. Ryan Spooner and Kevan Miller had the assists on DeBrusk's 11th goal.

The Bruins now head into the All-Star break with a 14-0-4 record over their last 18 games.  The Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Philadelphia Flyers 5-1 tonight to remain five points ahead of the Bruins for the top spot in the Atlantic Division.

The Bruins will return to action when the host the Anaheim Ducks on Tuesday night. 
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