Bruins snap skid, top Senators, 5-3


Bruins snap skid, top Senators, 5-3

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.

Mike Felger: I think Zdeno Chara could be worth two 1st round picks

Mike Felger: I think Zdeno Chara could be worth two 1st round picks

Kevin Shattenkirk was traded to the Capitals for a 1st, conditional 2nd, and a prospect. Mike Felger believes if the Bruins were to trade Zdeno Chara, they might be able to get two 1st round picks.

Capitals acquire defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk from Blues

Capitals acquire defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk from Blues

WASHINGTON - The Washington Capitals have acquired defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk in a trade with the St. Louis Blues.

Washington sent a 2017 first-round pick, conditional 2018 second-round pick, forward Zach Sanford and minor leaguer Brad Malone to St. Louis in the deal that also sent former Capitals goaltending prospect Pheonix Copley to the Blues.

The teams announced the deal Monday night.

Shattenkirk, 28, is set to be an unrestricted free agent this summer. He has 42 points on 11 goals and 31 assists this season and has 66 goals and 218 assists in 471 NHL games

He counts $4.25 million against the salary cap this season. The Blues retained 39 percent of his salary.

Shattenkirk is a right-handed-shooting defenseman who adds more depth and offense to the Capitals' blue line.