Game story

BRUCE GARRIOCH -- Ottawa Sun

, Last Updated: 11:47 AM ET

THE GOALS:

FIRST PERIOD

1. SENS: On the power play, Neil takes a pass from Alfredsson in the slot and beats Raycroft high to the glove side. Sens 1, Bruins 0

2. SENS: Havlat's backhand pass through traffic lands on Vermette's stick and he beats Raycroft with a wrister high to the glove side. Sens 2, Bruins 0

SECOND PERIOD

3. SENS: During a scramble in front, Bochenski fires the loose puck by Raycroft on the glove side. Sens 3, Bruins 0

4. SENS: Havlat throws a pass across the slot to Volchenkov, who one-times it by Raycroft on the glove side. Sens 4, Bruins 0

THIRD PERIOD

5. SENS: Using Alfredsson as a decoy, Smolinski takes a pass and fires a shot that beats Toivonen on the stick side. Sens 5, Bruins 0

6. BRUINS: With Hasek down in the crease, Leahy is untouched and puts the puck over top on the stick side. Sens 5, Bruins 1

3 STARS

Selected by Bruce Garrioch

1. Havlat, Senators

2. Neil, Senators

3. Alfredsson, Senators

ON DECK:

- Friday

vs. Tampa Bay

7:30 p.m.

St. Pete

Times Forum

- TV

Sportsnet

- Radio

Team 1200, CJRC 1150

NOTES:

Boston D Nick Boynton didn't have to wait long to make his season debut. Less than 48 hours after signing a new contract with the Bruins, the former 67's blueliner was in the lineup against the Senators. Coach Mike Sullivan opted to scratch tough guy Colton Orr and dress seven defencemen to give Boynton the opportunity to ease his way into the lineup. "I'm ready to get going," said Boynton before the game. "I don't know how much more can be gained by practising. You have to get back to playing to get used to being in the game again." ... Senators LW Vaclav Varada (sprained MCL in right knee) was unable to suit up vs. the Bruins, but will return to the lineup against the Tampa Bay Lightning Friday. C Mike Fisher (shoulder strain) was also unable to return ... The Senators were returned LW Patrick Eaves to their AHL affiliate in Binghamton after last night's game.

Sun Rating: 3 out of 5

bruce.garrioch@ott.sunpub.com


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