The Boston Bruins found themselves in a two-goal hole against the Ottawa Senators before eight minutes of the first period had elapsed, but then they bounced back to tie it up and won in the sudden death rounds of the shootout, 3-2, on March 11.
Guillaume Latendresse scored at 55 seconds of the first period to get his inaugural goal of the season and first at all since Dec. 13, 2011. Kyle Turris then put up his first goal in 22 games as the Senators increased their lead to two.
However, the Bruins were definitely not done for yet and Shawn Thornton's second goal of the season in the dying seconds of the first period got the visitors on the board. Daniel Paille later tied up the game in the second period on a breakaway goal. That was it for offensive production, though, in the 60 minutes of regulation. The Bruins did out-shoot the Senators in the third period, and shots were even in overtime, but this game needed a shootout.
Turris struck again, scoring in the second round of the final tiebreaker, but then Patrice Bergeron answered with a goal himself. Tyler Seguin and Brad Marchand were both denied by Robin Lehner, so the shootout moved on to sudden death rounds.
In the first sudden death round, Kaspars Daugavins tried a unique shootout move that almost worked, guiding the puck down the ice with the blade of his stick and then whirling around to try to sneak a goal past Tuukka Rask. It did not work, though, and David Krejci scored right after that to end the shootout and secure the 3-2 win.
Krejci was playing his 400th game and captain Zdeno Chara, a former Senator himself, was celebrating his 500th game with the Bruins. Coach Claude Julien tied Milt Schmidt in second place for most wins by a Boston coach. The team also earned its best road start in the entire history of the Bruins.
It's a quick turnaround for the Bruins as they will travel to play the Pittsburgh Penguins in a 7:30 p.m. match on March 12. It will be shown on NESN and NBC Sports Network.