BOSTON (AP) _ Sami Salo scored his first NHL goal as the Ottawa Senators beat the Boston Bruins 3-1 Thursday night.
The Senators broke a seven-game winless streak against Boston and improved to 10-1-3 in their last 14 games.
Salo, a rookie playing in his 27th game, snapped a 1-1 tie 15 seconds into the third period when he scored from just above the right faceoff circle.
Shawn McEachern scored an empty-net goal, his 21st of the season, with 40 seconds left for the final margin.
The teams played 38 scoreless minutes before Bruce Gardiner gave the Senators a 1-0 lead. His fourth goal of the season came on a shot from the right side of the slot.
Forty-seven seconds later, Boston’s Dmitri Khristich tied the game with his 21st goal of the year on a rebound of a shot by Jason Allison.
Ron Pugnutt made 25 saves for Ottawa, and shut out the Bruins for 2:24 of the second period when they had a two-man advantage.
Boston went 0-for-5 the power play and lost for the first time in their last six home games.