Spezza, Senators Tame Bruins 3-2

Ottawa hangs on, shows Boston why they're tops in the East
By Doug Sweeney,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 19, 2007 1:01 AM CST
Ottawa Senators' Antoine Vermette, left, Chris Neil, center, and Luke Richardson celebrate Richardson's goal in the second period of their NHL hockey game against the Boston Bruins in Boston, Tuesday,...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – The Ottawa Senators emerged from the battle of the two best teams in the Eastern Conference with a 3-2 win over the Boston Bruins, thanks in large part to Jason Spezza’s two goals. The win gives the Senators six in a row. The recent winning streak comes on the heels of a seven game skid, according to the AP.

A rare goal from Ottawa defenseman Luke Richardson gave the Senators the lead midway through the second period. Spezza’s second goal extended the lead to 3-1, which was only pared down with a minute left in the game. Chuck Kobasew scored his team-best 13th goal in the first period for Boston. Ottawa net minder Martin Gerber recorded 26 saves.