Chara scores go-ahead goal, Bruins beat Senators

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) Zdeno Chara made himself right at home - at the Ottawa Senators’ expense.

The 42-year-old former Ottawa star broke a tie midway through the third period in the Boston Bruins’ 2-1 victory over the Senators on Wednesday night.

Chara was given a standing ovation in the first period when the Senators congratulated the Boston captain for reaching 1,500 NHL games this month.

“It was something I didn’t expect, usually I get a little heads up before the game,” Chara said. “It’s such an overwhelming reaction. I only have great memories. The fans are so supportive of this team and this city and I made a lot of close friends that I’m still in touch with until today. I can’t thank them enough. Every time I played for this team they showed 100% support. They’re great fans.”

Brad Marchand also scored and Tuukka Rask made 33 saves. The Bruins have won five straight and 10 in a row against the Senators.

Thomas Chabot scored for Ottawa, and Anders Nilsson stopped 19 shots. The Senators had won five in a row at home.

“I thought we worked really hard,” Senators coach D.J. Smith said. “We made a couple mistakes and they ended up in our net. Some real good players of theirs scored and we just haven’t found a way to score on our chances, but I don���t know if we can play much better through two periods.”

Marchand tied it at 5:15 of the third with his 18th goal and Chara gave the Bruins the lead at 8:45.

Chabot scored 41 seconds into the third.

Ottawa has lost back-to-back games after winning three straight.

“We had them,” Chabot said. “I think we played real well and halfway through the game they only had like six shots or whatever it was on net. It was a good game. Obviously, we made a little mistake on that second goal in our own zone and it ended up in our net. I think we still did a good job (Wednesday)."

NOTES: Boston was coming of an 8-1 victory in Montreal on Tuesday night. ... The Senators recalled goalie Marcus Hogberg from the AHL with Craig Anderson kept out of the lineup for precautionary reasons. ... Brendan Gaunce made his debut with the Bruins.

UP NEXT:

Bruins: Host New York Rangers on Friday.

Senators: At Minnesota on Friday night.

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123T
BOS17-3-5
0022
OTT11-13-1
0011
STARS OF THE GAME
SKATERSGA+/-SOGFW/FLPIMTOIHITS
A. Bjork LW01000/0014:451
B. Carlo D00000/0022:284
Z. Chara D10210/0023:351
C. Coyle C00-115/8017:491
J. DeBrusk LW00020/0014:351
B. Gaunce LW01100/1209:102
M. Grzelcyk D00-120/0016:431
D. Heinen RW00030/0014:391
S. Kampfer D00100/0010:091
D. Krejci C00017/4018:502
T. Krug D00010/0020:000
S. Kuraly C01135/7013:342
P. Lindholm C00113/1010:370
B. Marchand LW10120/0019:371
C. McAvoy D00010/0024:282
J. Nordstrom LW01110/1011:493
D. Pastrnak RW00020/0019:413
C. Wagner RW00-102/1213:314
SKATERSGA+/-SOGFW/FLPIMTOIHITS
J. Beaudin C00-233/2008:412
M. Borowiecki D00010/0018:118
E. Brannstrom D00020/0012:271
C. Brown RW00030/0020:590
L. Brown C00024/2015:561
T. Chabot D10040/0024:232
F. Chlapik LW00-120/0007:181
D. DeMelo D00-120/0018:150
A. Duclair RW00-130/0216:340
T. Ennis RW00130/0016:422
R. Hainsey D00-100/0024:091
J. Pageau C00027/2019:410
N. Paul LW00011/4016:093
C. Tierney C01115/5018:212
B. Tkachuk LW00-120/0015:225
M. Veronneau RW00-100/0007:311
C. White C00123/7016:012
N. Zaitsev D00010/0020:583
GOALIESSAGASVSV%TOI
T. Rask (W)341330.97160:00
GOALIESSA
T. Rask (W)34
GOALIESSAGASVSV%TOI
A. Nilsson (L)212190.90558:22
GOALIESSA
A. Nilsson (L)21
Anthony Duclair shot on goal (Slap shot)
BOS:GoalsShots
OTT:GoalsShots
Full Play By Play
GOALS
  • 3RD PERIOD
    • BOS
      08:45GOAL Zdeno Chara (Slap shot), Assists: Brendan Gaunce and Joakim Nordstrom
    • BOS
      05:15GOAL Brad Marchand (Wrist shot), Assists: Anders Bjork and Sean Kuraly
    • OTT
      41.0GOAL Thomas Chabot (Wrist shot), Assist: Chris Tierney
      PENALTIES
      • 3RD PERIOD
        • BOS
          08:53Chris Wagner penalty Cross Checking - 2 min.
        • OTT
          02:09Anthony Duclair penalty Interference - 2 min.
        • 1ST PERIOD
          • BOS
            18:42Brendan Gaunce penalty Slashing - 2 min.
          • OTT
            14:50Bench penalty Too Many Men on the Ice - 2 min., served by Brady Tkachuk
        TEAM STATS
        BOS
        OTT
        Shots on Goal2134
        Goals in Power Play00
        Faceoff Wins2223
        Penalties22
        Major Penalties00
        Minor Penalties22
        Misconducts00
        TEAM STATS
        BOS
        Shots on Goal21
        Goals in Power Play0
        Faceoff Wins22
        Penalties2
        Major Penalties0
        Minor Penalties2
        Misconducts0
        123T
        BOS17-3-5
        0022
        OTT11-13-1
        0011
        STARS OF THE GAME
        9.5%SHOT %2.9%
        0.971%SAVE %0.905%
        SKATERSGA+/-SOGFW/FLPIMTOIHITS
        A. Bjork LW01000/0014:451
        B. Carlo D00000/0022:284
        Z. Chara D10210/0023:351
        C. Coyle C00-115/8017:491
        J. DeBrusk LW00020/0014:351
        B. Gaunce LW01100/1209:102
        M. Grzelcyk D00-120/0016:431
        D. Heinen RW00030/0014:391
        S. Kampfer D00100/0010:091
        D. Krejci C00017/4018:502
        T. Krug D00010/0020:000
        S. Kuraly C01135/7013:342
        P. Lindholm C00113/1010:370
        B. Marchand LW10120/0019:371
        C. McAvoy D00010/0024:282
        J. Nordstrom LW01110/1011:493
        D. Pastrnak RW00020/0019:413
        C. Wagner RW00-102/1213:314
        SKATERSGA+/-SOGFW/FLPIMTOIHITS
        J. Beaudin C00-233/2008:412
        M. Borowiecki D00010/0018:118
        E. Brannstrom D00020/0012:271
        C. Brown RW00030/0020:590
        L. Brown C00024/2015:561
        T. Chabot D10040/0024:232
        F. Chlapik LW00-120/0007:181
        D. DeMelo D00-120/0018:150
        A. Duclair RW00-130/0216:340
        T. Ennis RW00130/0016:422
        R. Hainsey D00-100/0024:091
        J. Pageau C00027/2019:410
        N. Paul LW00011/4016:093
        C. Tierney C01115/5018:212
        B. Tkachuk LW00-120/0015:225
        M. Veronneau RW00-100/0007:311
        C. White C00123/7016:012
        N. Zaitsev D00010/0020:583
        GOALIESSAGASVSV%TOI
        T. Rask (W)341330.97160:00
        GOALIESSA
        T. Rask (W)34
        GOALIESSAGASVSV%TOI
        A. Nilsson (L)212190.90558:22
        GOALIESSA
        A. Nilsson (L)21
        STARS OF THE GAME
        123T
        BOS17-3-5
        0022
        OTT11-13-1
        0011
        SKATERSGA+/-SOGFW/FLPIMTOIHITS
        A. Bjork LW01000/0014:451
        B. Carlo D00000/0022:284
        Z. Chara D10210/0023:351
        C. Coyle C00-115/8017:491
        J. DeBrusk LW00020/0014:351
        B. Gaunce LW01100/1209:102
        M. Grzelcyk D00-120/0016:431
        D. Heinen RW00030/0014:391
        S. Kampfer D00100/0010:091
        D. Krejci C00017/4018:502
        T. Krug D00010/0020:000
        S. Kuraly C01135/7013:342
        P. Lindholm C00113/1010:370
        B. Marchand LW10120/0019:371
        C. McAvoy D00010/0024:282
        J. Nordstrom LW01110/1011:493
        D. Pastrnak RW00020/0019:413
        C. Wagner RW00-102/1213:314
        Total2402122/234-30
        SKATERSGA+/-SOGFW/FLPIMTOIHITS
        J. Beaudin C00-233/2008:412
        M. Borowiecki D00010/0018:118
        E. Brannstrom D00020/0012:271
        C. Brown RW00030/0020:590
        L. Brown C00024/2015:561
        T. Chabot D10040/0024:232
        F. Chlapik LW00-120/0007:181
        D. DeMelo D00-120/0018:150
        A. Duclair RW00-130/0216:340
        T. Ennis RW00130/0016:422
        R. Hainsey D00-100/0024:091
        J. Pageau C00027/2019:410
        N. Paul LW00011/4016:093
        C. Tierney C01115/5018:212
        B. Tkachuk LW00-120/0015:225
        M. Veronneau RW00-100/0007:311
        C. White C00123/7016:012
        N. Zaitsev D00010/0020:583
        Total1103423/224-34
        GOALIESSAGASVSV%TOI
        T. Rask (W)341330.97160:00
        GOALIESSA
        T. Rask (W)34
        GOALIESSAGASVSV%TOI
        A. Nilsson (L)212190.90558:22
        GOALIESSA
        A. Nilsson (L)21
        GOALS
        • 3RD PERIOD
            PENALTIES
            • 3RD PERIOD
              • 1ST PERIOD
              • 3RD PERIOD
              • 2ND PERIOD
              • 1ST PERIOD

              123T
              BOS17-3-5
              0022
              OTT11-13-1
              0011
              TEAM STATS
              4.55
              GF AVG
              2.85
              GA AVG
              1.20
              Power Play
              2.71
              GF AVG
              2.96
              GA AVG
              .33
              Power Play
              All times are US/Eastern.