Se­na­tors beat Bru­ins

The Register Citizen (Torrington, CT) - - SPORTS - By Jimmy Golen

BOS­TON » Bobby Ryan scored early in the third pe­riod, Craig An­der­son stopped 22 shots and the Ot­tawa Se­na­tors beat the Bos­ton Bru­ins 1-0 on Wed­nes­day night for a 3-1 lead in their firstround play­off se­ries.

It was An­der­son’s fourth ca­reer play­off shutout.

Tuukka Rask made 26 saves for Bos­ton, which had a goal dis­al­lowed in the first when Ot­tawa coach Guy Boucher chal­lenged and the re­play showed Noel Ac­ciari was off­sides.

The Bru­ins, who were win­less in four games against the Se­na­tors in the reg­u­lar sea­son, will try to force the se­ries back to Bos­ton with a vic­tory in Ot­tawa in Game 5 on Fri­day night.

Af­ter back-to-back overtime games, this one re­mained score­less un­til 5:49 into the third, when

Erik Karls­son’s slap shot de­flected off Rask to his stick side. Ryan pulled it from his back­hand to his fore­hand and swiped at it as Zdeno Chara dove be­hind Rask into the crease to try to knock the puck away from the goal line.

The 6-foot-9 de­fense­man was able to reach out and pre­vent the first at­tempt from go­ing in, but Ryan pushed it over the line with his sec­ond.

The Bru­ins pulled Rask with al­most 2 min­utes left and man­aged a cou­ple of scor­ing chances — both from Brad Marc­hand — but An­der­son turned them away.

NOTES: Bru­ins D Colin Miller re­turned af­ter miss­ing Games 2 and 3 with an un­spec­i­fied in­jury . ... Ot­tawa D Mark Borowiecki missed his sec­ond straight game. “Boro is get­ting closer ev­ery day,” Boucher said. ... Ot­tawa F Tom Py­att left af­ter a hit from Kevan Miller early in the first . ... Bru­ins C Pa­trice Berg­eron, a three-time Selke Tro­phy win­ner, was named a fi­nal­ist for the award for the sixth time Wed­nes­day.

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