Boston took a 2-1 lead over Ottawa into the third period, and the B's scored three times more while giving up one goal as the Bruins defeated the Senators, 5-2, on Wednesday night at TD Garden in Boston, MA.
Boston improved to 18-0-0 when they have scored three of more goals in a game. Tim Thomas had an incredible 47 saves on 49 shots for Boston (20-9-1), which was outshot 49-29 by Ottawa (14-14-4) - including 22-10 in the third period. Ottawa had five power play chances in the game while Boston had none. The B's won 33 of 55 faceoffs. Craig Anderson had 24 saves on 29 shots in the loss for Ottawa.
Rich Peverley scored the game's first goal, his sixth of the season and assisted by Andrew Ference and Joe Corvo, at 12:10 of the first period. Daniel Alfredsson tied the game with his eighth goal of the season, assisted by Jason Spezza, at 4:23 of the second period. Chris Kelly netted his 12th goal of the season (assists from Johnny Boychuk and Peverley) at 13:47 of the middle period, putting the Bruins on top 2-1.
Patrice Bergeron tacked on the eventual game-winning goal (unassisted) at 4:54 of the third period. Daniel Paille scored the first of his two goals at 5:50 (assists from Shawn Thornton, Andrew Ference) and added an unassisted goal at 18:56 of the period, his fifth. Spezza scored Ottawa's only goal of the third at 15:55, assisted by Chris Phillips and Alfredsson.
Boston travels to take on the Philadelphia Flyers at 1:00 p.m. EDT on Saturday afternoon.