Bruins extend point streak to nine with victory against Senators
- The Boston Bruins extended their point streak to nine games with a 5-2 win against the Ottawa Senators at TD Garden on Saturday.
- Brad Marchand had a goal and an assist to extend his point streak to 12 games, and David Pastrnak had a goal and two assists to stretch his point streak to 11 games for the Bruins (10-1-2), who have won five in a row and are 7-0-2 in their past nine.
- Patrice Bergeron had a goal and an assist, and Tuukka Rask made 30 saves.
- Marchand has 23 points (eight goals, 15 assists) during his streak; Pastrnak has 27 points (13 goals, 14 assists) during his run.
“A lot of that comes … we are playing well as a team and that always helps, and that’s a huge pickup,” Pastrnak said. “We’re all doing well and playing with a lot of confidence, so obviously that helps. But yeah, we’re winning, and that’s the major thing.”
- Anthony Duclair and Connor Brown scored, and Craig Anderson made 27 saves for the Senators (3-8-1), who are 0-4-1 on the road.
- Senators forward Scott Sabourin left the ice on a stretcher at 3:08 after a collision with Bruins forward David Backes.
- Their heads appeared to make contact, and Sabourin remained on the ice for more than 11 minutes while he was attended to before being wheeled off.
- He was hospitalized overnight, and the Senators said he was conscious and speaking.
- Backes left the game following the collision with an upper-body injury.
“Yeah, it was tough to get her going after you see [Sabourin] on the ice. It was pretty emotional for all of us,” Ottawa defenseman Mark Borowiecki said. “That was one of the first ones, I think for me personally, I’ve ever been a little choked up. I love that guy. We all love him in here. He’s a team-first guy, would do anything for anyone, and to see him down there like that, we were all pretty shook up.”
- The Senators were without forward Logan Brown (upper body) after the first period. …
- Bergeron got his 500th NHL assist on Marchand’s goal. …
- Boston has won nine straight games against Ottawa in the regular season; the Senators’ last win came March 21, 2017, at Boston. …
- The Bruins reached 10 wins in 13 games or fewer for the fourth time.
- They also did it in 1929-30 (10-2-0), 1938-39 (10-2 with one tie) and 1976-77 (10-3-0). …
- Ottawa was playing its first game in six days.
Sources & Credits: Matt Kalman / NHL.com, BOS Bruins, OTT Senators