t was the perfect stage for the Senators to get redemption. On a Hockey Night in Canada, the Senators made amends for their meltdown in Beantown less than 24 hours earlier with a 4-3 victory over the Boston Bruins Saturday night at the Canadian Tire Centre. Not long after the Senators blew a two-goal lead, Bobby Ryan brought the full house of 20,500 to its feet by stealing the puck from Torey Krug and beating Chad Johnson with a backhander top shelf to secure the win for Ottawa with 4:35 left in the game. Cory Conacher and Cody Ceci chipped in with two-point efforts while Zack Smith and Patrick Wiercioch also scored. Only David Warsofsky, Jarome Iginla and Daniel Paille were able to beat Craig Anderson on 32 shots. Trying to atone for an ugly 5-0 loss in Boston, the Senators didn’t make it easy as they hit the halfway point of the schedule. “Mentally when you drop a game like that and get a chance for redemption if you don’t take advantage of a game like that things can spiral from there,” said Ryan. “Hopefully, this is a building block.” The club got the job done by killing off a late delay of game penalty to Smith for gloving the puck.
Sens beat Bruins
Ottawa Sun | Dec 29