The Boston Bruins defeated the Ottawa Senators on Tuesday with a 2-3 final score. With this home victory the Bruins are now holding a 6-4 record in the NFL after 10 games behind the team. This victory marked Cassidy’s 200th win as Boston coach. Meanwhile, the troubles for Ottawa continue to compile, this becoming the fifth straight loss for the hapless Senators.
The start of the game, however, hardly went the way Bruins fans would expect, with Zach Sanford scoring the first goal of the match, after an assist from Tkachuk. The Canadian team got the lead, which they held on to until the end of the first third. It wasn’t until about five minutes into the 3nd when Boston responded with a goal by Brad Marchand. This appeared to invigorate the Bruins and the team went on to close the 2nd with a 2-goal lead, following scores by Derek Forbort and Patrice Bergeron with just over a minute left. The senators managed to keep the Second interesting, when Zaitsev scored their second, but this was the last time Ottawa would be able to find the back of the net. Sadly, Bergeron’s goal was the last for the Bruins, too, making the 3rd goalless overall, but the final score is definitely something the Bruins should be happy about.
Tuesday’s victory marked Boston Bruins head coach Bruce Cassidy 200th win with the team; “Now the focus is on getting to 201.”, Cassidy said after accepting the accolades from team and media. Cassidy, who was awarded Coach of the Year two seasons ago, has been with Boston since 2016 and has never seen the lower half of a .500 record.
The Bruins, meanwhile, are facing a though road ahead. Boston is welcoming the leaders of the Pacific Division, the Edmonton Oilers on Thursday, who are leading their rankings with a 9-2 record. This game starts at 6:00pm on Thursday and the bookmakers have listed Boston as the favorites with -130 line and -1.5 against the spread.