One team went into the Olympic break with a roar, the other with a pathetic whimper.

One might have thought the Ottawa Senators would be the team with plenty of fight, since they're in the middle of a giant scrum for one of the final Eastern Conference playoff spots. But they were dominated from start to finish as the Bruins, sitting comfortably atop the Atlantic Division and setting their sights on the conference's top seed, cruised to a 7-2 win Saturday at TD Garden.

The one-sided victory gave the Bruins an 8-1-2 record in their final 11 games before the break. The seven goals is the most they've scored in a single game this season.

Patrice Bergeron was the dominant force, potting a pair of goals in a fitting sendoff as he heads to Sochi, Russia as a member of Team Canada. He nd finished with three points in an top-six forward offensive explosion that’s now been ongoing for the last three weeks.

Perhaps more eye-opening was a careless, effortless defensive showing from the Senators, who continually allowed the Bruins to get to the front of the net for Grade A scoring chances.