Bruins lose to Senators, drop to 2nd in Atlantic Division


Boston instead finished second in the division after the Florida Panthers defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs 5-2 later on Tuesday.

Pavel Zacha scored, and Linus Ullmark made 17 saves for Boston (47-20-15), which lost three of its final four regular-season games.

The Bruins will play the Maple Leafs, who finished third in the Atlantic, in the Eastern Conference First Round.

Jiri Smejkal scored his first NHL goal, and Anton Forsberg made 34 saves for Ottawa (37-41-4), which won three of its final four games.

Smejkal gave the Senators a 1-0 lead at 10:03 of the second period, scoring with a shot from the left circle that trickled five-hole on Ullmark.

Jakob Chychrun scored 51 seconds later to make it 2-0. He took a cross-ice pass from Drake Batherson on a 3-on-2 rush and scored short side from the left circle.

Zacha cut it to 2-1 with a power-play goal at 12:44 of the third period, getting to a rebound in front and finishing with his backhand.

Artem Zub scored a short-handed empty-net goal from center ice at 18:12 for the 3-1 final.

The Bruins outshot the Senators in the third period 23-2.

Senators defenseman Thomas Chabot (upper body) left the game late in the first period after taking a hit from Bruins defenseman Andrew Peeke.

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