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In his first start as a Bruin, Anton Khudobin was brilliant with 44 saves on 45 shots. Khudobin’s first NHL start since January 18th 2011 makes you wonder why the B’s wasted money on signing a guy like Marty Turco.
The Bruins opened up the game scoring their first goal at 10:36 of the first period on a goal from Benoit Pouliot with an assist from Brian Rolston. After the first period the shots were 17-7 in favor of Ottawa, who still was behind 1-0.
The B’s would extend their lead to 2-0 on a slap shot from Greg Zanon that looked to be going wide of the night but with help from the glove of Ben Bishop the puck ended up In the back of the net.
The Senators finally got one passed Khudobin when Jason Spezza’s wrist shot was able to beat Khudobin with the help of Andrew Ferance practically screening Khudobin. It was Spezza’s 34th of the year as it put the Senators back in the game and only down by one.
The Senators would have trouble finding another as the Bruins who had no trouble finding the 3rd goal of the night from Milan Lucic assists from David Krejci and newly signed rookie Torey Krug.
It was enough to put the Senators away 3-1 and gave the Bruins a boost in a potential first round matchup between the two teams. As the Senators need only one point in their final game to secure a matchup with the Bruins.