The Big Bad Bruins are Back

BRUINS.jpgBy Sarah Luz –11/03/11
The Bruins have snapped their losing streak. Tuesday, the Bs broke a three-game losing run with a 5-3 triumph over the Ottawa Senators at the TD Garden.
Ottawa was enjoying their longest winning streak in two seasons. They had Nick Foligno scoring the first-period goals, and Stephane Da Costa grabbing a 2-1 advantage. Their goaltender, Craig Anderson, made 36 saves in the net while Tim Thomas only saved 23 for Boston. But, after the Senators took a 1-0 lead, Milan Lucic tied the game at 7:12 during the power play. Despite 17 shots on goal, the Bruins still found themselves in a 2-1 hole after one period.
In the second period, the Bruins started dominating. They controlled the puck in the Ottawa zone for most of the period. Patrice Bergeron tied the game with a smooth pass to Tyler Seguin with just under five minutes into the second. Then, with just two minutes left in the period, Chris Kelly put the Bs ahead by slapping the puck right past Anderson.
The Senators then came out hard in the third period. They took the first five shots on goal, and Jared Cowen scored with the fifth shot. Just 97 seconds later, Bruin’s Johnny Boychuck scored the important goal to break a 3-3 tie at 6:41. Daniel Pallie added the final goal just 37 seconds later to give the Bruins a much-needed victory. This gave Boston its highest-scoring game since a 6-2 win over the Maple Leafs on October 20.
This isn’t the first time that a Stanley Cup Champion team hasn’t done well in their next season. Many teams before have won the Stanley Cup, and then their playing is a little rough the next year. The Bruins needed to start somewhere, and they did that on Tuesday.