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Final: Bruins 5, Senators 2

Posted by Fluto Shinzawa, Globe Staff  December 14, 2011 07:21 PM

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All done in Ottawa. Not a three-goal game. Bruins capitalized on Ottawa's mistakes.

18:55 3d period: Bruins 5-2
Daniel Paille hammers a slapper over Craig Anderson’s glove. Goodnight.

15:55 3d period: Bruins 4-2
Jason Spezza wires a shot high blocker on Tim Thomas. Too many good looks for Senators all night.

5:50 3d period: Bruins 4-1
Shawn Thornton springs Daniel Paille for a breakaway. Paille goes five-hole on Craig Anderson. Terrific pass by Thornton.

4:54 3d period: Bruins 3-1
Patrice Bergeron dekes Craig Anderson to score on breakaway. Flub by Erik Karlsson in defensive zone leads to Bergeron’s chance.

20:00 2d period: Bruins 2-1
Late fireworks. Bruins don’t care for Zack Smith shot after whistle.

19:11 2d period: Bruins 2-1
Two big stops by Tim Thomas on Daniel Alfredsson. Senators pushing on five-minute PP.

17:45 2d period: Bruins 2-1
Adam McQuaid off for kneeing Nick Foligno. Cut-and-dried five-minute kneeing major. McQuaid sent to room. Foligno goes off with help.

13:47 2d period: Bruins 2-1
Chris Kelly scores on the rebound of a Johnny Boychuk shot. Kelly paying the price in front of the net. Nobody home to clear Kelly out of the danger area.

4:23 2d period: 1-1
Daniel Alfredsson takes a feed from Jason Spezza and beats Tim Thomas with a wrister. Slick pass across the grain by Spezza, deadly finish by Alfredsson. Starts with Craig Anderson kickout of a Milan Lucic slapper.

2:20 2d period: Bruins 1-0
Tim Thomas turns back Chris Neil partial breakaway. Ottawa comes out flying.

20:00 1st period: Bruins 1-0
Ottawa with 13-6 shot advantage. Bruins looking slightly better in second half of first. Better legs.

17:30 1st period: Bruins 1-0
Zach Hamill with a close-range bid. Craig Anderson moves from left to right to foil Hamill.

12:10 1st period: Bruins 1-0
Rich Peverley dangles through Ottawa defense over blue line and snaps a wrister through Craig Anderson. Nice moves from Peverley. Bruins get early spike after Lucic-Carkner scrap.

11:46 1st period: 0-0
Milan Lucic vs. Matt Carkner. Lucic lands early right that rocks Carkner. Ottawa defenseman hangs in keeps firing. Big-time scrap between two big boys.

11:30 1st period: 0-0
Senators with 9-2 shot advantage. Bruins can’t find their legs.

8:14 1st period: 0-0
Tim Thomas covers on an Erik Karlsson rush. Bruins careless with the puck, which is leading to Ottawa chances.

0:36 1st period: 0-0
Huge save by Tim Thomas on Colin Greening. Cross-ice feed by Daniel Alfredsson out front after Johnny Boychuk giveaway. Thomas tracks it all the way.

0:00 1st period: 0-0
Jordan Caron healthy scratch. Zdeno Chara and Gregory Campbell unhealthy scratches.

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