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Recap: Bruins lose to Senators

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Last night, the Bruins played an early evening/late afternoon game at Ottawa. Evidently the Bruins were all annoyed with the Patriots' game or something, because they didn't play well enough to win. Anyhow, here are some highlights:

Mark Borowiecki blew up Frank Vatrano and Jimmy Hayes jumped in and got an instigator and valiantly lost a fight:

Andy Brickley credits Kevan Miller with the blame for Vatrano getting lit up, then says it's a real good hit. Hope Vatrano's okay. The Senators gameplanned the Bruins into putting Dennis Seidenberg on the penalty kill, and...woof.

That's a little bit unlucky, even for Dennis Seidenberg. Maybe don't set up a perfect bank shot for Mark Stone? Yikes.

Krejci then, in the second, moves the puck around to jam in the puck. They had to go upstairs to make sure, but Krejci did end up scoring this one, from Matt Beleskey and Loui Eriksson:

Nice work, Krejci!

Unfortunately, Adam McQuaid decided to do a pirouette in the defensive zone and Mike Zibinejad was not fooled:

Not the prettiest goal against. Rough stuff.

The Senators would then score an empty netter and the Bruins go home unhappy. Tough game to watch in a lot of ways, especially as Krejci didn't come back for the third period.

Underlying numbers:

The Bruins played well between the nets, but Craig Anderson made too many saves to allow a win:

(Graph courtesy war-on-ice.com, Streamables by CrzyCanucklehead)