Fisher reels in Bruins

CHRIS STEVENSON, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 7:23 AM ET

There aren't too many blemishes on an 11-1 record.

Like, how much better can the Senators be, right?

But one area the Senators started to tidy up last night in their 3-2 win over the Bruins was the power play.

It was in the bottom half of the league going into the game, but all three goals came with the man advantage, two by Mike Fisher, including the winner at 13:49 of the third, and another by Dany Heatley on one of the best one-timers you will see. Defenceman Joe Corvo assisted on all three goals.

"The key was we didn't practise (the power play) since Wednesday," said Senators coach John Paddock.

We think he was joking. With Paddock, sometimes it's hard to tell.

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After watching the Sabres plant big Paul Gaustad in front of Bruins goaltender Tim Thomas the other night, Paddock gave Fisher that job last night.

"He was a big presence in front of the net and Fisher can do that job," said Paddock. "You can score goals if want to hang around the net and (Fisher) did it (last night)."

Thomas, who was bombarded with 45 shots on the night, got a good piece of Fisher's shot on the winner, but it trickled into the net.

"We've got a lot of great players who can move the puck around and shoot," said Fisher, who earned the 200th point of his career on his first goal. "It's just a matter of time."

Ottawa goalie Martin Gerber (17 saves), meanwhile, improved his record to 8-1 with the win in front of 19,939 fans at Scotiabank Place.

The Senators' power play entered last night's game tied for 16th overall in the league with eight goals on 48 attempts (16.7%). It was 19th in the league on home ice, with five goals in 32 chances (15.6%).

KOBASEW NETS TWO

The numbers will look better this morning as the Senators scored on their first two power-play chances to skate out of the second period 2-2.

Fisher opened the scoring at 4:16 of the first period with Boston's P.J. Axelsson in the box. Fisher got a couple of whacks at it with Bruins defencemen Zdeno Chara and Aaron Ward checking out the action from a short distance away. That's when Boston's Chuck Kobasew kicked into action with his fourth and fifth goals of the season at 1:04 and 4:50 of the second -- his first goals in eight games -- to put the Bruins in the lead.

But you won't see a better one-timer than the one Heatley used to tie the game with Marco Sturm in the box for checking Ottawa defenceman Anton Volchenkov.

Senators defenceman Wade Redden threaded a pass from dot to dot and Heatley just drilled it into the top corner behind Thomas before the B's goalie could get to the post.

The goal was Heatley's eighth of the season.

Fisher's winner came with Boston's Marc Savard in the box after he hooked Volchenkov 190 feet from the Bruins net.

The teams meet again tonight in Boston.


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