BOSTON – David Rundblad scored a power-play goal with 4:01 remaining to lift the Ottawa Senators to a 2-1 victory over the Boston Bruins in a preseason game Thursday night.

Daniel Alfredsson also scored for the Senators, who were outshot, 39-20.

Milan Lucic scored on the power play about midway through the first period to give the Bruins a 1-0 lead. He converted a pass to the net by linemate Nathan Horton as Boston had a 20-5 advantage on shots in the opening period.

Alfredsson tied the score at 5:09 of the third and Rundblad got the winner while Boston’s Rich Peverley was in the penalty box serving 4 minutes for a high-sticking double minor.


CAPITALS: Washington signed left wing Jason Chimera to a two-year, $3.5 million contract extension.

The deal will pay Chimera $1.8 million next season and $1.7 million in 2013-14.

Chimera, 32, had 10 goals, 16 assists and 64 penalty minutes in 81 games with the Capitals last season. He also scored two game-winning goals in the first-round playoff series against the New York Rangers.

“He’s an older guy, but the one thing that’s never going to give out on him is his skating, which is becoming so paramount in this game,” Coach Bruce Boudreau said.

FLAMES: Calgary captain Jarome Iginla skated for the first time since back spasms sent him off the ice on the first day of training camp.

The 34-year-old Iginla skated for about 20 minutes, but took no contact. The Flames remain cautious with Iginla, their franchise scoring leader.

“As athletes, we’re excited to get out there and we want to just push, push, push,” Iginla said on the Flames’ website. “Sometimes we need to be held back a little bit.”

SABRES: Buffalo is attempting to reach an arrangement allowing forward Ales Kotalik to play in Europe this season.

Playing in Europe became an option after Kotalik did not report to the Sabres’ AHL affiliate in Rochester, N.Y., upon clearing waivers Monday.

Kotalik, a nine-year NHL veteran, was reacquired by Buffalo in a trade with Calgary in June, but he expressed a desire to play in Europe rather than in the minors.

The Sabres waived Kotalik to get under the NHL salary cap. He’s set to make $3 million this season.

DUCKS: Anaheim sent suspended left wing Jean-Francois Jacques to Syracuse of the AHL after he cleared waivers.

The NHL suspended Jacques for the rest of the preseason and five regular-season games on Tuesday for starting a fight with Vancouver’s Mike Duco during an exhibition last weekend.