The game didn’t start out well for the Bruins. Yes, they did outplay the Ottawa Senators, but Urho Vaakanainen went down with a concussion. He is added to the list of Kevan Miller, Charlie McAvoy, and Torey Krug who were already out with injuries.
Seeing that all of these defensemen were going down, Brandon Carlo decided he wanted to tryout as goalie.
David Pastrnak got the Bruins on the scoreboard first.
There were more than a few questionable calls in this one, including a Zdeno Chara cross-check.
That would come back to bite the Bruins as Thomas Chabot tied the game at one with a ripper from the point.
Shortly after this, the Senators would take two quick penalties, setting themselves up for close to two minutes of 5 on 3. But David Krejci didn’t waste time putting the Bruins back in the lead.
Patrice Bergeron finished off the powerplay time remaining when the third period began.
With all of the attention on David Pastrnak and Patrice Bergeron, Brad Marchand dazzled through the offensive zone to set Pastrnak up for his second of the night in order to put the Bruins up 4-1.
The Bruins would hold onto the lead and grab their fifth victory of the season.