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Post  Swinderman on Wed Nov 02, 2011 11:01 am

BOSTON — Johnny Boychuk and Daniel Paille scored 47 seconds apart to break open a tie game in the third period, and the Boston Bruins ended a three-game losing streak with a 5-3 win over the Ottawa Senators on Tuesday night.
Chris Kelly had a goal and an assist, and Zdeno Chara had two assists for the defending Stanley Cup champions, who finished the first month of the season with the worst record in the Eastern Conference (3-7).
The Bruins also ended the Senators' winning streak at six games.

Boston outshot Ottawa 16-7 in the second period and took a 3-2 lead on goals by Patrice Bergeron and Chris Kelly, then put in two more after Ottawa's Jared Cowen tied it at 3-3 with his first NHL goal with 14:56 left.

Boychuk gave Boston a 4-3 lead with a slap shot from the point, and less than a minute later Paille scored on a breakaway to put the Bruins up by two.

That was a big enough cushion for Tim Thomas, who finished with 23 saves.

Craig Anderson stopped 36 shots for Ottawa, which hadn't lost since Oct. 18.

Nick Folingo finished with a goal and two assists, and Stephane DaCosta had a goal and an assist for Ottawa.

After being outplayed in the second, the Senators ground out the early part of the third and tied it when Folingo dropped a pass back to the point to Cowen, who fired a slap shot past a screen of players and Thomas' right pad.

But Boychuk tied it on a blast from the point with 13:19 to go, and Paille took a pass from Shawn Thornton for a breakaway and scored on Anderson with 12:42 left.


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