The Boston Bruins and the Ottawa Senators are teams going in opposite directions as the NHL playoffs approach, as the Bruins beat the Senators 4-0 this afternoon to move into seventh place in the East, reports the Associated Press. The Senators, meanwhile, have only won once in five games to drop into fifth. Tim Thomas led the way for the Bruins with 34 saves for his third shutout of the season.
David Krejci had a goal and two assists as the Bruins reached 90 points, which is two behind the Senators, one behind the sixth-place Rangers, and one ahead of the eighth-place Flyers. Martin Gerber stopped 27 shots for the Senators, who outshot the Bruins 12-7 in in the third period. (Read more NHL stories.)