OTT
37-31-14
BOS
54-19-9

28 SOG
42 SOG

Six Bruins score in rout of Senators

Matt Kalman  - NHL.com Correspondent | Saturday, 02.08.2014 / 7:17 PM

BOSTON -- If history is any indication, Canada won't require Boston Bruins center Patrice Bergeron to provide much offense in the upcoming 2014 Sochi Olympics.

The Bruins, on the other hand, are more than happy to see Bergeron filling the net.

Bergeron, a Selke Trophy winner who played a checking role on Canada's 2010 gold-medal team, scored two goals to snap a five-game drought and added an assist to lead the Bruins to a 7-2 win against the Ottawa Senators at TD Garden on Saturday.

Boston boasted seven multipoint scorers and six different goal-scorers during its eighth win in its past 11 games (8-1-2).

"I just think the way that we stick to the game plan and the system," Bergeron said about the way his team finished up before the pre-Olympic portion of its schedule. "I think we got back to doing that in the last whatever 10, 11 games before the break. And really that's how we get our success is when we play to the system, we play with the little things right and we take what's in front of us. And also I think our depth helps us a lot. I think everyone's chipping in right now and buying in and it makes a difference."

Chad Johnson made the start in place of Finnish Olympian Tuukka Rask for Boston (37-16-4) and improved his home record to 6-0-0. Johnson stopped 26 of 28 shots.

"Yeah, I think we wanted to finish on a good note and think everyone knew that we wanted to finish on a good note," Johnson said. "The guys from the start of the game right to the finish were dialed in, so it was good to see."

The Senators (26-22-11) have split four games with the Bruins this season, but have been outscored 12-2 in two losses at the Garden. Ottawa came in winners of two straight and had picked up a point in three straight before visiting Boston.

Craig Anderson started in net for the Senators, but was pulled in the third period in favor of Robin Lehner. Anderson allowed five goals on 33 shots.

"We didn't bring our best tonight. I think that kind of showed on the scoreboard," Anderson said. "The good news is that it's just one game, it's a blip on the radar, and I think over the course of our last 20 or so games we have been really good, so it's a step in the right direction. This is one of those nights where we just have to let it go, forget about it, and move forward."

Bergeron's second goal of the game put the Bruins up 3-0 at 4:55 of the second period. It took some patience from Bergeron, who waited until Anderson committed to going down to his knees before tucking the puck into the net behind the goaltender.

Bobby Ryan got the Senators on the scoreboard at 17:15 after he led a 2-on-1 down the ice and beat Johnson with a snap shot through the five-hole.

The Bruins, however, took a 4-1 lead into the third period because Jarome Iginla tipped in a pass from David Krejci at 18:18.

Milan Lucic, Brad Marchand and Carl Soderberg scored goals in the third period. Patrick Wiercioch scored a goal for the Senators when his team was behind 6-1.

"Things didn't go any way at all the way that we expected that they would go," Senators coach Paul MacLean said. "The other team obviously showed that they were better prepared and better structured, which they are. They're one of the best teams in the East, and we've often said that we respect the way they play, and they certainly ... we probably owe them a couple of bucks for the clinic they put on today."

Bergeron scored a power-play goal to give the Bruins a 1-0 lead at 11:36 of the first period. He beat Anderson with a wrist shot to the glove side after a give-and-go play with Soderberg.

The Bruins also scored their second goal on a give-and-go, this time involving defenseman David Warsofsky and center Chris Kelly. After Kelly gained the Ottawa zone, he dished off to Warsofsky and drove to the net. Kelly then tipped Warsofsky's pass past Anderson at 16:26 for a 2-0 lead.

Boston hits the Olympic break first in the Atlantic Division and second in the Eastern Conference. Some might consider it a tough time to have to take two weeks off.

"I mean, you can never control the schedule, right? So there's never a good way to approach these things," Bergeron said. "You've always got to go about your business, and whatever you can't control, you've just got to put it to the side and do your job. And that's the approach that we need to have. The guys that have the break, to rest and make sure they're ready when we get back. And for us going to Sochi, just keep obviously playing well and things will take care of itself."

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Scoring Summary
1st Period
11:36BOS PPG - Patrice Bergeron (15) ASST: Carl Soderberg (21), Loui Eriksson (13) 1 - 0 BOS
16:26BOS Chris Kelly (4) ASST: David Warsofsky (1), Loui Eriksson (14) 2 - 0 BOS
2nd Period
04:55BOS Patrice Bergeron (16) ASST: Brad Marchand (17), Dougie Hamilton (8) 3 - 0 BOS
17:15OTT Bobby Ryan (21) ASST: Kyle Turris (25), Cory Conacher (16) 3 - 1 BOS
18:18BOS Jarome Iginla (17) ASST: David Krejci (36), Torey Krug (20) 4 - 1 BOS
3rd Period
03:35BOS Milan Lucic (17) ASST: Jarome Iginla (26), David Krejci (37) 5 - 1 BOS
08:26BOS Brad Marchand (19) ASST: Reilly Smith (23), Patrice Bergeron (22) 6 - 1 BOS
15:05OTT PPG - Patrick Wiercioch (4) ASST: Erik Karlsson (40), Jason Spezza (30) 6 - 2 BOS
16:53BOS Carl Soderberg (9) ASST: Reilly Smith (24), Brad Marchand (18) 7 - 2 BOS
Three Stars of the Game
Patrice Bergeron
1st
Patrice Bergeron
G: 2Shots: 6
A: 1Hits: 0
PTS: 3PIM: 0
+/-: 2TOI: 17:16
Brad Marchand
2nd
Brad Marchand
G: 1Shots: 2
A: 2Hits: 1
PTS: 3PIM: 0
+/-: 2TOI: 19:41
Jarome Iginla
3rd
Jarome Iginla
G: 1Shots: 6
A: 1Hits: 4
PTS: 2PIM: 0
+/-: 2TOI: 16:31
Penalty Summary
1st Period
10:26OTT Erik Condra  Tripping against  Reilly Smith
17:18BOS Kevan Miller  Fighting (maj) against  Zack Smith
17:18OTT Zack Smith  Fighting (maj) against  Kevan Miller
18:44BOS Chris Kelly  Hooking against  Kyle Turris
2nd Period
00:56OTT Milan Michalek  Tripping against  Torey Krug
05:42BOS Chris Kelly  Holding against  Milan Michalek
11:15OTT Cory Conacher  Hooking against  Dougie Hamilton
3rd Period
08:57OTT Cory Conacher  Roughing against  Torey Krug
14:06BOS Gregory Campbell  Interference against  Cory Conacher
shots by period
PeriodOTTBOS
1st611
2nd1416
3rd815
Total2842
Team Stats
CategoryOTTBOS
Power Plays1/31/4
Hits2219
Faceoff Wins2731
Giveaways138
Takeaways711
Blocked Shots96
Penalty Minutes1311
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  • BOSTON
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