OTTAWA — Jason Spezza, Jared Cowen and Bobby Ryan scored third-period goals and the Ottawa Senators earned a 4-2 comeback victory over the Boston Bruins on Friday night.
With the victory, the Senators ended the Bruins’ 11-game winning streak in Ottawa.
Chris Neil also scored for the Senators (8-7-4), who were coming off a 5-0 loss to the Philadelphia Flyers. Craig Anderson was solid in stopping 30 shots.
Loui Eriksson and Brad Marchand scored for the Bruins (12-6-1), as Tuukka Rask faced 31 shots.
After a rough start, the Senators turned the game around with a solid third-period effort that was led by their captain.
Spezza tied the game 2-2 at 1:32 of the third, scoring from the side of the net off a pass from Erik Karlsson at the point. It was Spezza’s first goal in five games.
The goal seemed to energize the Senators. Anderson then made a great save on Carl Soderberg. Soderberg had a second chance and kept shoving at the puck until it crossed the line, but upon review it was clear the whistle had blown.
The Senators took their first lead of the game at 5:42 on Cowen’s third of the season as he beat Rask through his legs.
Ryan’s goal at 10:11 sealed the victory as he took the puck away from Reilly Smith and beat Rask again through the legs to give Ottawa a 4-2 lead.
Ryan had to leave the game with just over three minutes remaining after taking an elbow to the head by Dennis Seidenberg. There was no penalty.
Ottawa had a poor start to the first period, giving up two goals, and was outshot 13-6.
Eriksson opened the scoring at 6:03 of the first as he tipped Matt Bartkowski’s shot. Just over three minutes later, the Bruins made it 2-0 as Marchand made his way between Zack Smith and Colin Greening and beat Anderson with a wrist shot.
CANADIENS 3, BLUE JACKETS 2: David Desharnais scored the only goal in the shootout and Peter Budaj stopped all three shots he faced in the tiebreaker to lead Montreal to a victory over host Columbus.
Montreal’s regulation goals came from Alex Galchenyuk and Lars Eller, with Budaj registering 23 stops through overtime.
R.J. Umberger and Artem Anisimov had first-period goals for the Blue Jackets. Curtis McElhinney made 38 saves.
SABRES 3, MAPLE LEAFS 1: Steve Ott had a goal and an assist, and Buffalo won at home against Toronto in Coach Ted Nolan’s first game in 16 years behind the Sabres bench.
The Sabres (5-15-1) won their second consecutive game for the first time since closing last season with two victories.
The win came two days after Sabres owner Terry Pegula fired Coach Ron Rolston and General Manager Darcy Regier.
KINGS 2, DEVILS 0: Dwight King and Anze Kopitar scored third-period goals and Ben Scrivens made 26 saves to lift Los Angeles past host New Jersey.
King’s sixth goal of the season came at 13:08, redirecting defenseman Jake Muzzin’s drive past goalie Cory Schneider.
PENGUINS 4, PREDATORS 1: James Neal and Brandon Sutter each had a goal and an assist as Pittsburgh snapped a three-game losing streak with a win at home over Nashville.
HURRICANES 3, DUCKS 2: Chris Terry scored the winner in the shootout to lift host Carolina over Anaheim.
Alexander Semin and Drayson Bowman scored for Carolina in regulation while Justin Peters made 28 saves.
CAPITALS 4, RED WINGS 3: Nicklas Backstrom scored the only goal of the shootout, and Washington rallied from a two-goal deficit to win at Detroit.
Brooks Laich, and Alex Ovechkin added goals, and Michale Latta scored his first in the NHL for Washington.
WILD 3, PANTHERS 2: Charlie Coyle put Minnesota ahead with 8:22 remaining after Florida scored twice in the third period to tie it, and the Wild hung on to win at home.
JETS 3, FLYERS 2: Dustin Byfuglien had two power-play goals and Bryan Little scored the winner in the shootout to give host Winnipeg a win.