Bruins snap skid, top Senators, 5-3

Bruins snap skid, top Senators, 5-3
November 2, 2011, 2:03 am
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BOSTON -- The Bruins snapped a three-game losing skid on Tuesday night at the TD Garden, as they out-shot the Ottawa Senators 41-26 and left with a 5-3 win.

Johnny Boychuk gave the B's a 4-3 lead, 6:41 into the third period, when his low blast from the right point beat Craig Anderson far-side. It came just 1:37 seconds after Jared Cowen's shot from the left point beat Tim Thomas short-side, which had tied the game at 3-3.

Daniel Paille made it 5-3 Boston just 37 seconds after Boychuk put the Bruins ahead, when he took a Shawn Thornton chip pass up the middle of the ice, came in all alone, and put a shot past Anderson add some much-needed separation on the score board.

The Bruins went into the third period with a 3-2 lead, after Chris Kelly ripped a slap shot upstairs from the high slot with two minutes left in the second. Kelly one-timed a pass from Rich Peverley, who skated the puck down the right wing, all the way behind the net, and dished the puck to his wide-open centerman.

Kelly followed up a Patrice Bergeron goal to begin the period, when Bergeron took a wrist shot from a similar spot on the ice, 4:21 into the second. Tyler Seguin made the set-up pass from the lower-right circle, sliding it back to Bergeron, the third-man in on the Bruins' rush.

Bergeron buried it and tied the game at 2-2.

Ottawa held leads of 1-0 and 2-1 in the first period, and quickly took the wind out of Boston's sails with the second goal.

Nick Foligno picked up a loose puck in front of the Bruins' net, after a Chris Neil shot from the right point hit B's defenseman Joe Corvo in the midsection. Corvo had no idea where the puck went, and Foligno picked it up and dropped a pass back to Stephane Da Costa, who snapped it top shelf for a 2-1 Senators lead.

The goal came just 16 seconds after Milan Lucic tied the game at 1-1, 7:12 into the game. Lucic put home a rebound from the right post with 19 seconds left on a Bruins power play.

Foligno gave the Senators an early 1-0 lead, 5:19 in, when he took advantage of a Kelly turnover in the neutral zone by skating through the high slot putting a shot off Tim Thomas' blocker. Players then swarmed to the net to get the rebound, and it bounced off several Bruins bodies and in.