By Lisa Wallace, The Canadian Press on January 25, 2024.
OTTAWA – After giving up a two-goal lead, Brad Marchand scored the winner at 1:48 of overtime to lead the Boston Bruins to a 3-2 win over the Ottawa Senators on Thursday night.
David Pastrnak and Trent Frederic also scored for the Bruins (30-9-9) and Jeremy Swayman stopped 35 shots.
Thomas Chabot and Vladimir Tarasenko scored for the Senators (18-24-2) while Joonas Korpisalo made 20 saves.
Trailing 2-1, Ottawa’s Josh Norris thought he had tied the game at 13:18 of the third, but officials determined a hand pass was involved.
The Senators made up for it with a power-play goal at 16:42 when Tarasenko wired a shot that blew past Swayman to make it 2-2.
Leading 1-0, Boston extended its lead at 8:19 with Frederic beating Korpisalo high blocker side. The Senators managed to cut the lead to one with a late power-play goal.
Drake Batherson made a backhand pass to Chabot who snapped a shot past Swayman for his second of the season.
The goal resulted in a scrum behind the net and Chabot getting sucker punched by Charlie McAvoy which created a bigger melee and roughing penalties being assessed to McAvoy, Wotherspoon, Tim Stuzle and an unsportsmanlike conduct to Batherson.
The Bruins were largely outplayed in the first but still led 1-0 after the opening 20 minutes.
Ottawa failed to capitalize on its two power play opportunities, while Boston scored just three seconds into its power play at 18:36 in the opening frame.
Pastrnak beat Korpisalo from just inside the blue line on the Bruins third shot of the period.
Thursday marked Shane Pinto’s home debut after serving his 41-game suspensio “¦ Ottawa D Travis Hamonic missed the game due to an upper body injury, while Dominik Kubalik and Zack MacEwen were a healthy scratch “¦ The Bruins Matthew Poitras was a healthy scratch.
Ottawa: Hosts the New York Rangers on Saturday.
Boston: Travel to Philadelphia to play the Flyers on Saturday.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published Jan. 25, 2024.