Boston Bruins end three-game losing skid with win over Ottawa Senators

Ottawa left wing Zack Smith (right) punches Boston center Gregory Campbell during the third period of Tuesday's game. Boston snapped its three-game skid.



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 snapped the Senators’ six-game winning streak.


In Raleigh, N.C., Jeff Skin­ner and Chad LaRose had two goals each, lifting Caro­lina to a win over Tampa Bay.

Skinner, last season’s NHL rookie of the year, has six goals and 12 points in 12 games this season.

Carolina improved to 1-2-1 against Southeast Division rivals. The Lightning opened the season with a 5-1 road victory over the Hurricanes on Oct. 7.

Tampa Bay had won three in a row against Carolina in Raleigh by a combined score of 15-5.


In Washington, Nicklas Back­strom scored the tying goal with 42 seconds left in regulation then added the game-winner at 2:18 of overtime to lift Washington to a comeback victory over Anaheim.

The Capitals trailed 3-0 in the second period and 4-2 with 10:47 left in regulation before rallying.


In Detroit, Devin Set­oguchi’s power-play goal 1:33 into overtime gave Minnesota a win over Detroit.

It was Detroit’s fifth consecutive loss and Minnesota beat the Red Wings 1-0 in Minnesota on Saturday.

Mikko Koivu also scored for Minnesota and Josh Hard­ing stopped 36 shots.