OTTAWA, Ontario — David Krejci scored the shootout winner and had an assist in regulation as the Boston Bruins defeated the Ottawa Senators 3-2 on Monday night.
Tuuka Rask made 30 saves in regulation and stopped three of four Senators in the shootout, including a bizarre attempt from Kaspars Daugavins. The Ottawa forward carried the puck by pressing down with the tip of his stick before attempting a failed 360-
degree move in front of Rask.
Shawn Thornton and Daniel Paille scored for Boston, which rallied from a 2-0 deficit to win its 10th in a row in Ottawa.
Guillaume Latendresse – in his first game back from injury since Jan. 30 – and Kyle Turris scored in regulation for the Senators. Robin Lehner made 33 saves through three periods and overtime.
Paille tied the game 2-2 at 8:53 of the second period, beating Lehner on the stick side after Krejci made a 50-foot pass up the middle to send Paille in all alone.
The Senators built a 2-0 lead before the midway point of the first period, with both scorers snapping goalless droughts.
After missing the past 18 games suffering from the effects of whiplash, Latendresse scored his first of the year just 55 seconds into the game after being sprung on a breakaway by defenseman Sergei Gonchar.
Turris scored after going 21 games without a goal. He picked up the puck inside the Boston blue-line, curled in and fired a wrist shot over the shoulder of Rask for his fifth goal of the season.
The Bruins pulled to within a goal as Thornton’s wobble-shot got tangled in Lehner’s equipment and found a way over the goal line with less than a minute to play in the opening period.
BLACKHAWKS: A person familiar with the situation says defenseman Steve Montador has been placed on waivers. Teams have until noon today to claim him or Chicago will retain his rights. Montador has appeared in only one game since he suffered a concussion in February 2012, and that was in late March. He has not played this season.