Loui Eriksson had a pair of chances to end the game in overtime, but Senators goaltender Craig Anderson and a piece of metal piping each thwarted a bid from the Bruins forward, denying the Gothenburg, Sweden native of overtime heroism. It was, instead, the actions of Senators forward Mark Stone that brought about the deciding red light.
Stone grabbed the rebound from an Erik Karlsson slapper, skated around the net and followed up on his own wrap-around rebound, lifting the puck above a sprawled out Tuukka Rask. Stone's deciding goal, his 11th of the season, came with 37.5 seconds remaining in the extra frame.
Karlsson picked up the primary assist on Stone's winner, his second of the game. The dynamic Swedish defenseman found a net-driving Mike Zibanejad earlier in the night, who in-turn roofed a backhander by Rask 13:28 into the first period. The goal was Zibanejad's 8th of the year.
David Pastrnak's deflection of a Zdeno Chara wrist shot drew the Bruins even with Ottawa a mere 41 seconds into the second period. Pastrnak's 3rd goal of the year is his first since October 23.
Both goaltenders played well, with Rask making 38 saves and the victorious Anderson registering 33.
Ryan Spooner had a strong showing in his hometown return, tallying six shots and winning 73% of his faceoffs in 17:08 of ice time.
The Bruins, losers in 6 of their past 8 games, return to action tomorrow night against the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden.