|BOS||0||0||0||(0 - 0)||2|
|OTT||0||0||0||(0 - 0)||3|
OTTAWA - Dany Heatley scored his 38th goal on a power play in the second period and the Ottawa Senators set a franchise record with their ninth straight home win Tuesday night, 3-2 over the Boston Bruins.
Heatley drove a one-timer past Manny Fernandez from the right side 13:57 into the second to restore Ottawa's two-goal lead at 3-1. The all-star forward scored two goals 38 seconds apart in the third period a night earlier to give the Senators a 3-2 win over Montreal.
Christoph Schubert and Mike Fisher also scored for Ottawa, which beat Boston for the first time this season to avoid being swept in the season series.
The Senators, who will miss the playoffs for the first time since 1996, won eight straight at home during the 2002-03 season.
Phil Kessel and Zdeno Chara scored for the Bruins, whose six-game winning streak that helped them clinch first place overall in the Eastern Conference came to an end.
Marc Savard set up both Boston goals for his 59th and 60th assists.
Schubert took a pass from Jesse Winchester and beat Fernandez with a shot from the left side to open the scoring 4:23 into the first period.
Fisher gave Ottawa a 2-0 lead with a short-handed goal midway through the first. He outraced former teammate Chara for a loose puck and pushed it ahead to drive past the Bruins captain for a breakaway, moving to his forehand before shooting past Fernandez for his 13th goal at 10:25.
Kessel, who returned after missing five games with an undisclosed injury, cut the lead to 2-1 with his 32nd goal three minutes into the second. Savard took advantage of sloppy play by the Senators behind their net to gain a turnover and feed the puck out front to Kessel, who beat Alex Auld from the edge of the crease.
Heatley restored Ottawa's two-goal margin with his third goal in two games after Savard was sent off for boarding.
Chara drew Boston within one with his 18th goal on a power play with 8.8 seconds remaining in the second period.
Notes: The Bruins won 10 in a row from Dec. 12 to Jan. 1 ... Senators D Chris Campoli saw his four-game point streak end ... Ottawa plays its final home game of the season on Thursday night, facing off against the New Jersey Devils (7:30 p.m., Rogers Sportsnet, Team 1200). Fewer than 1,000 tickets remain for the game.
|Christoph Schubert (3) ASST: Jesse Winchester (13), Chris Phillips (16)|
1 - 0 OTT
|SHG - Mike Fisher (13) ASST: Anton Volchenkov (8), Jarkko Ruutu (14)|
2 - 0 OTT
|Phil Kessel (32) ASST: Marc Savard (59)|
2 - 1 OTT
|PPG - Dany Heatley (38) ASST: Ryan Shannon (12), Filip Kuba (37)|
3 - 1 OTT
|PPG - Zdeno Chara (18) ASST: Marc Savard (60), Mark Recchi (35)|
3 - 2 OTT
|Stephane Yelle Hooking against Christoph Schubert|
|Dany Heatley Hooking against Matt Hunwick|
|Zdeno Chara Tripping against Dany Heatley|
|Chris Neil Interference on goalkeeper against Manny Fernandez|
|Dany Heatley Delaying Game-Puck over glass|
|Marc Savard Boarding against Chris Kelly|
|Brian Lee Holding the stick against Mark Recchi|
|Nick Foligno Too many men/ice - bench|
|Marc Savard Hooking against Daniel Alfredsson|
|Milan Lucic Interference on goalkeeper against Alex Auld|
|SA: 32||TOI: 59:03|
|Saves: 29||EV: 16 - 17|
|PIM: 0||PP: 8 - 9|
|SV%: .906||SH: 5 - 6|
|SA: 33||TOI: 59:48|
|Saves: 31||EV: 22 - 23|
|PIM: 0||PP: 7 - 8|
|SV%: .939||SH: 2 - 2|