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Bruins Game 23 Recap: Crisis averted in Ottawa.

The Bruins gave up a quick goal on a giveaway to start tonight’s game. Bad enough, right? But then Ottawa turned another giveaway into a goal and the home fans went crazy as things appeared as if they were going to get out of hand for Boston. A quick timeout resulted and things seemed to turn around from there. The Bruins played a much tighter game from there on out, preventing the Senators from scoring again and tallying their first goal before the end of the period to cut Ottawa’s lead in half. Daniel Paille tied the game at the midpoint of the second period with a breakaway after being set up by David Krejci.

Things stayed tied from that point forward. Chris Kelly had to leave the game after what appeared to be a knee-on-knee collision with Chris Neil. Earlier in the game, Neil had taken an ugly hit from Adam McQuiad which resulted in Neil staying down on the ice for a few minutes and needing to be helped off by a trainer. There didn’t appear to be any bad intent during this incident though. As regulation ran out, the two teams were still tied. Overtime didn’t settle anything either, so the contest came down to a shootout. Boston fell behind in the shootout too, but tied it and managed to win on a David Krejci goal in spite of a wacky attempt by Ottawa’s Kaspars Daugavins to score by moving the puck with the tip of his stick.

Boston got away from Ottawa with the win and two points, and now heads south to Pittsburgh, who just lost Evengi Malkin for at least a week. The Penguins are still a very good team though, and the Bruins must play them tomorrow night without any rest, which should certainly be a tall task.

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