Boston Bruins

The Boston Bruins got a great push from the Ottawa Senators on Tuesday night at TD Garden, but ultimately came away with a 2-1 win in their first game back from a five-game road trip.

Jake DeBrusk netted the eventual game-winner for the Bruins in the first period, when all three goals were scored between the two teams. Brad Marchand sparked the play with a scintillating pass from the half boards down to DeBrusk right on the doorstep, where No. 74 stayed patient and deked his way around Senators goalie Mads Sogaard for the slick backhand goal.

DeBrusk is now up to 39 goals in 84 games since being moved up to the first line with Marchand and Patrice Bergeron (h/t Ty Anderson). He’s only four goals off his career-high of 27, despite missing 16 games in January and February after being injured at the Winter Classic.

  • Prior to that beauty from DeBrusk and Marchand, David Krejci tied the game 1-1 as he tipped home a rebound on a 5-on-3 power play. The Senators had drawn first blood off the stick of Dylan Gambrell, who finished a wrap-around on Bruins goaltender Linus Ullmark.

    But Ullmark shut the door from there on out, finishing with 40 saves on the night. The B’s are now 54-11-5 on the season, as they gear down and get ready for a Thursday night matchup with the Montreal Canadiens in Boston.

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