Boston Bruins: B’s demolish Ottawa Senators 5-1

DENVER, CO - OCTOBER 11: Riley Nash
DENVER, CO - OCTOBER 11: Riley Nash /

After returning from their holiday break the Boston Bruins blew out the Ottawa Senators.

The Boston Bruins continued their high quality of play defeating the Ottawa Senators 5-1 on Wednesday night.

The Bruins now have a five-game winning streak and are playing their best hockey so far this season.

The scoring started early as Kevan Miller took advantage of a juicy rebound and blasted a slapshot from the faceoff circle for his first goal of the season. It had been 35 games since Miller last scored a goal. It proved to be a sign that the Bruins were going to be able to score in bunches.

Then about 3 minutes later Danton Heinen scored his 9th goal of the season. It was a great play as Ryan Spooner, who assisted on the play, entered the zone and showed off his speed getting by a defender, going towards the net and setting up Heinen for the goal. Heinen while off the puck got behind a defender, went to the front of the net and was rewarded.

Second-period star

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The second period belonged to Veteran Riley Nash. Prior to Wednesday’s game, Nash only had two goals this season. He doubled that total. It started just over a minute into the period as Nash got by Erik Karlsson after blocking a shot, and sped into the Senators zone. Then he unleashed a slick wrist shot for his 3rd goal of the season. It was a true testament to Nash’s style of play as it started in the defensive zone and was rewarded in the offensive zone.

Then after Thomas Chabot made it a 3-1 game Nash was at it again. Nash made a great deke and the continued to dangle his way to his second goal of the game and his 4th of the season. Anders Bjork assisted on the play and made a great defensive effort and caused a turnover. The rest was up to Nash.

David Backes put the cherry on top as he scored his 5th goal of the season. He was positioned by the net and after a pleasant bounce off the boards, Backes put it home.

Rask continues to excel

Tuukka Rask is continuing to play at a high level. He was solid in net stopping 25 shots. Rask looks better and better in net and is now 12-8-3 on the season and 7-0-1 in his last 8 games. With Rask playing so well anything seems possible for this team.

Also something to note was Tim Schaller stepping up for Noel Acciari. Acciari was on the receiving end of a big hit from Fredrik Claesson that took him out of the game for some time. Schaller took exception and destroyed Claesson in the bout.

Claesson ended up getting thrown out of the game and Schaller ended up with the dreaded instigator combination of 10,5, and 2 minute penalties.

The Bruins are back at it again tonight as they face off against the Washington Capitals in the nation’s capital.

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They hope to end their dreaded streak against the Caps as they have lost 11 straight games to the team.