Senators remain hot at home, edge Bruins

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OTTAWA (AP) -- Dany Heatley scored his 38th goal on a power play

in the second period and the Ottawa Senators set a franchise

record with their ninth straight home win Tuesday night, 3-2

over the Boston Bruins.

Heatley drove a one-timer past Manny Fernandez from the right

side 13:57 into the second to restore Ottawa's two-goal lead at

3-1. The All-Star forward scored two goals 38 seconds apart in

the third period a night earlier to give the Senators a 3-2 win

over Montreal.

Christoph Schubert and Mike Fisher also scored for Ottawa, which

beat Boston for the first time this season to avoid being swept

in the season series.

The Senators, who will miss the playoffs for the first time

since 1996, won eight straight at home during the 2002-03


Phil Kessel and Zdeno Chara scored for the Bruins, whose

six-game winning streak that helped them clinch first place

overall in the Eastern Conference came to an end.

Marc Savard set up both Boston goals for his 59th and 60th


Schubert took a pass from Jesse Winchester and beat Fernandez

with a shot from the left side to open the scoring 4:23 in.

Fisher gave Ottawa a 2-0 lead with a short-handed goal midway

through the first. He outraced former teammate Chara for a loose

puck and pushed it ahead to drive past the Bruins captain for a

breakaway, moving to his forehand before shooting past Fernandez

for his 13th goal at 10:25.

Kessel, who returned after missing five games with an

undisclosed injury, cut the lead to 2-1 with his 32nd goal 3

minutes into the second. Savard took advantage of sloppy play by

the Senators behind their net to gain a turnover and feed the

puck out front to Kessel, who beat Alex Auld from the edge of

the crease.

Heatley restored Ottawa's two-goal margin with his third goal in

two games after Savard was sent off for boarding.

Chara drew Boston within one with his 18th goal on a power play

with 8.8 seconds remaining in the second period.



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