In what well could be a future playoff match-up, the Boston Bruins defeated the Ottawa Senators last night 3-1. The Bruins scored a goal in the first period from left wing Benoit Pouliot, assisted by left wing Brian Rolston and right wing Jordan Caron. In the second period, defenseman Greg Zanon got an unassisted goal, but the Senators came back with their one and only goal of the night from center Jason Spezza, assisted by defensemen Erik Karlsson and Filip Kuba. The Bruins third goal was scored by left wing Milan Lucic in the third period, assisted by center David Krejci and defenseman Torey Krug.
On a night when the Bruins were without many of their main players (defenseman and captain Zdeno Chara, goalie Tim Thomas, and center Patrice Bergeron stayed in Boston to gear up for the playoffs), young goalie Anton Khudobin stepped up for his team. Though the Senators outshot the Bruins in the first 17-7, Khudobin held his own. He saved 44 of 45 shots, allowing his offense to score the goals and come away with the win.
Over the season series, the Bruins are 5-1 against the Senators. They have one more game of the regular season left to play on Saturday April 7 at home against the Buffalo Sabres. Though the Sabres are out of the playoffs and the Bruins will be looking not to add anymore injuries to the team, the game will still be an interesting one between the division rivals because the Bruins will want to keep up their momentum and carry it into the playoffs.