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WATCH: Boston Bruins score three second-period goals in 3-2 win over Ottawa Senators

Nov 9, 2021; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Boston Bruins center Brad Marchand (63) skates with the puck against the Ottawa Senators during the first period at the TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brian Fluharty-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 9, 2021; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Boston Bruins center Brad Marchand (63) skates with the puck against the Ottawa Senators during the first period at the TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brian Fluharty-USA TODAY Sports

Patrice Bergeron’s late goal capped a three-goal second period for the Bruins as Boston defeated Ottawa 3-2 on Tuesday night to hand the Senators their fifth consecutive defeat.

Bergeron took a pass from David Pastrnak and gained control of the bouncing puck in the left circle before flicking it past Ottawa goaltender Matt Murray for the go-ahead goal at 18:40 of the middle period.

It was Bergeron’s fifth goal in three games after a four-goal outburst in a 5-1 win against Detroit last Thursday. Brad Marchand also netted his fifth goal and Derek Forbort scored his second for the Bruins, who have won five of their past eight games.

Rookie Jeremy Swayman recorded 25 saves in net to help Boston bounce back from a 5-2 loss at rival Toronto on Saturday.

Zach Sanford and Nikita Zaitsev each netted their first goals of the season for the Senators. Murray stopped 33 of 36 shots for Ottawa, which has dropped eight of nine overall since winning two of three to start the season.

Sanford opened the scoring 1:14 into the opening period as he potted a rebound in a flurry in front of the net to put Ottawa up 1-0.

Marchand was in the right place at the right time to pull the Bruins even at 5:12 of the second after Pastrnak’s shot deflected off his chest and into the net.

Forbort put Boston on top 2-1 at 10:58 of the period after skating into the left circle and firing a wrister for the score.

Zaitsev re-tied it at 2-2 for the Senators at 13:09 of the second, beating Swayman on a shot from the right half-wall.

Both teams return to the ice on Thursday night as Ottawa hosts the Los Angeles Kings while Boston hosts the Edmonton Oilers.

–Field Level Media