The Senators were playing their third game in four nights and never seemed to find their skating legs in this one. They were able to draw even briefly in the third but just couldn't handle the Bruins attack, who eventually pulled away for a 5-3 victory.
This was a game the Bruins had to win and their effort level showed just how important the W was for them. Boston was relentless on the forecheck from the drop of the puck and forced Ottawa into consistent turnovers in all three zones. Anderson did his best to keep the Sens in this game but the shot count of 41-26 was too much for Anderson to withstand.
While the top line struggled, the good news for the Sens came in the form of some secondary scoring. Ottawa got goals from Foligno (3 point night), Da Costa (2 points), and Cowen (his first in the NHL) that helped keep the Senators in this game.
The loss snaps Ottawa's six game winning streak.
This really was an impressive run for an Ottawa team that nobody expected much from heading into this year. To win six straight, in the fashion that they did, is nothing short of astounding. With that said, they now have to find a way to bounce back heading into a weekend where they play back to back games on home ice against divisional opponents.
The couple days off between games come at a good time for an Ottawa team that definitely showed signs of fatigue against the Bruins.
The Montreal Canadiens are in town on Friday night.
- In the first intermission of the Canucks and Flames game, the TSN Panel discussed the future of Coyotes holdout Kyle Turris. It should not come as a huge surprise considering the hole at second line centre but Bob McKenzie and Pierre LeBrun indicated the Sens have significant interest in Turris. Will try to do a little digging on this tomorrow to see if I can come up with anything.