Ot­tawa is 1 win from Round 2 af­ter beat­ing Bos­ton

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BOS­TON (CP) — Bobby Ryan played the hero again, scor­ing the win­ner at 5:49 of the third pe­riod as the Ot­tawa Se­na­tors beat the Bos­ton Bru­ins 1-0 on Wed­nes­day night to grab a 3-1 lead in their Eastern Con­fer­ence quar­ter-fi­nal se­ries.

Af­ter scor­ing the win­ner 5:43 into overtime on Mon­day to seal the Se­na­tors’ 4-3 win in Game 3, Ryan poked the puck past a div­ing Tuukka Rask af­ter Erik Karls­son set him up on an in­ten­tion­ally wide slap shot just in­side the blue line.

It was Ryan’s team-lead­ing third goal of the se­ries. Karls­son picked up his 20th ca­reer play­off as­sist, ty­ing Martin Havlat for the sixth-most in fran­chise his­tory.

Craig An­der­son made 22 saves in his fourth ca­reer play­off shutout for the Sens. Rask stopped 26 shots for the Bru­ins.

Ot­tawa won its fifth straight game in Bos­ton and im­proved to 7-1 ver­sus the Bru­ins this sea­son. Bos­ton hasn’t won a home play­off game since May 10, 2014.

The Se­na­tors can clinch the se­ries at home Fri­day in Game 5.

Ot­tawa sti­fled Bos­ton in the first pe­riod for the fourth straight game, but couldn’t score it­self de­spite tak­ing 14 shots. It’s the third time this se­ries that nei­ther team has scored in the open­ing frame.

The As­so­ci­ated Press

Ot­tawa Se­na­tors goalie Craig An­der­son is con­grat­u­lated by cen­ter Der­ick Bras­sard af­ter shut­ting out the Bos­ton Bru­ins 1-0 dur­ing Game 4 of a first-round NHL hockey play­off se­ries in Bos­ton on Wed­nes­day.

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