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Final: Bruins 4, Senators 3

Posted by Fluto Shinzawa, Globe Staff  January 31, 2012 06:57 PM

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All done in Boston. Far better and tighter third period by Bruins. Dennis Seidenberg with game-winning muffin.

10:24 3d period: Bruins 4-3
Craig Anderson slams door. Partial break for Milan Lucic. But Anderson shuts down five-hole entrance.

7:09 3d period: Bruins 4-3
Dennis Seidenberg tees up shot from red line. Beats Craig Anderson clean as whistle. Merry Christmas.

2:20 3d period: 3-3
Another PPG. Craig Anderson gets a bead on Joe Corvo’s first shot. But Brad Marchand attacks and taps in rebound over Anderson’s glove.

20:00 2d period: Senators 3-2
Late life from Bruins. But Ottawa still controlled majority of second. Bruins need more determination in third to make this a game.

19:15 2d period: Senators 3-2
Milan Lucic takes pass from Rich Peverley and snaps a puck past Craig Anderson. Big goal. Good net drive by David Krejci to open up shooting lane for Lucic. Zdeno Chara starts rush with clearing pass to Peverley on right side.

13:28 2d period: Senators 3-1
Erik Karlsson and Chris go away on two-on-one rush. Karlsson takes Neil feed and wings a shot past Tim Thomas. Turnover by Brad Marchand at offensive blue line gives Senators numbers going other way.

12:36 2d period: Senators 2-1
Ottawa really rolling now. Bruins need to make sure this game doesn’t get out of reach now. Senators flying.

7:43 2d period: Senators 2-1
Senators go up ice with speed. Kyle Turris snaps shot high on Tim Thomas from left circle. Nice breakout and cross-ice pass from Daniel Alfredsson. Not sure why Gregory Campbell didn’t go for line change there.

3:40 2d period: 1-1
Craig Anderson stops Tyler Seguin. Several sniffs for Seguin during shift. Pass to Brad Marchand just off.

20:00 1st period: 1-1
Shots even, 12-12. Didn’t see Shawn Thornton on bench at end of first. Might have been getting right hand looked at. Was icing it in penalty box after fight with Chris Neil.

18:40 1st period: 1-1
Colin Greening on the rebound. Tim Thomas kicks out point shot. Big rebound to Milan Michalek, who finds Greening in front.

14:16 1st period: Bruins 1-0
Adam McQuaid vs. Zenon Konopka. Not sure how that started. Another big-time tussle. McQuaid loses hat in fight.

12:38 1st period: Bruins 1-0
Shawn Thornton vs. Chris Neil. Neil scrapes off Thornton’s helmet early. Thornton comes back strong. Heavyweight tilt.

11:57 1st period: Bruins 1-0
Zdeno Chara with left-point PP slapper. Good net-front presence by Milan Lucic. Completes good work by both units.

10:09 1st period: 0-0
Brad Marchand hooked down. PP coming up. Good legs for Marchand so far.

8:54 1st period: 0-0
Another great chance for Benoit Pouliot. Dangles through traffic, dings backhand off left post.

6:18 1st period: 0-0
Good chance for Benoit Pouliot off Zdeno Chara shot. Craig Anderson standing tall.

3:40 1st period: 0-0
Decent heat by second line. All starts with Zdeno Chara rubbing out Milan Michalek deep in Boston zone.

0:00 1st period: 0-0
Nathan Horton (concussion) out for second straight game. Andrew Ference (suspension) banished for third and final game.

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