Talbot shines as Senators beat Bruins 3-2 in shootout

Dec 27, 2022, 5:16 AM | Updated: 8:20 pm
Ottawa Senators left wing Tim Stutzle slides on the ice as he celebrates his goal against the Bosto...

Ottawa Senators left wing Tim Stutzle slides on the ice as he celebrates his goal against the Boston Bruins during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Ottawa, Ontario, on Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2022. (Justin Tang/The Canadian Press via AP)

(Justin Tang/The Canadian Press via AP)

              Boston Bruins left wing Jake DeBrusk (74) celebrates his goal against the Ottawa Senators with center Patrice Bergeron (37) during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Ottawa, Ontario, on Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2022. (Justin Tang/The Canadian Press via AP)
            
              Fans cheer as Ottawa Senators right wing Alex DeBrincat celebrates his goal against the Boston Bruins during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Ottawa, Ontario, on Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2022. (Justin Tang/The Canadian Press via AP)
            
              Ottawa Senators center Dylan Gambrell gets knocked off his skates as he is checked by Boston Bruins defenseman Connor Clifton in front of goaltender Jeremy Swayman during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Ottawa, Ontario, on Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2022. (Justin Tang/The Canadian Press via AP)
            
              Boston Bruins left wing Jake DeBrusk (74) and Ottawa Senators defenseman Nikita Zaitsev watch a bouncing puck as they play in front of the crease of Ottawa Senators goaltender Cam Talbot (33) during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Ottawa, Ontario, on Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2022. (Justin Tang/The Canadian Press via AP)
            
              Ottawa Senators right wing Alex DeBrincat (12) watches his shot go in the net behind Boston Bruins goaltender Jeremy Swayman (1) during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Ottawa, Ontario, on Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2022. (Justin Tang/The Canadian Press via AP)
            
              Boston Bruins left wing Tomas Nosek tries to find the puck under the chest of Ottawa Senators defenseman Travis Hamonic past center Shane Pinto, as they battle in the corner during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Ottawa, Ontario, on Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2022. (Justin Tang/The Canadian Press via AP)
            
              Ottawa Senators left wing Tim Stutzle slides on the ice as he celebrates his goal against the Boston Bruins during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Ottawa, Ontario, on Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2022. (Justin Tang/The Canadian Press via AP)

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Alex DeBrincat had the only goal of the shootout Tuesday night as the Ottawa Senators snapped a three-game slide with a 3-2 win over the Boston Bruins.

DeBrincat and Tim Stutzle scored second-period goals for the Senators (15-16-3) while Cam Talbot made 49 saves including 26 in the third period alone.

“It was an exciting game. Probably gave them a few too many looks but Talbs kept us in the game for the most part and it’s nice to get the win,” said DeBrincat. “It’s always fun to go in the shootout. Didn’t really know what I was going to do, I just winged it and it worked out. It’s nice to see the puck go in the net.”

Jake DeBrusk and Pavel Zacha scored in regulation for the Bruins with Zacha’s goal coming at 16:27 of the third period to tie the game 2-2. Jeremy Swayman made 30 saves for the Bruins (27-4-3).

“Hats off to Talbot. That was a fun goalie battle,” Swayman said.

The Senators had a 2-1 lead after two periods and a 21-20 shot advantage. The Bruins outshot the Senators 27-5 in the third.

“Our goal was to get better every period. I thought our first was OK, our second wasn’t as good. I give credit to Ottawa, but I thought our third, we really got to our game,” Bruins coach Jim Montgomery said.

“Talbot was incredible.”

The teams played through a scoreless first period despite a pair of breakaways by Senators forwards Brady Tkachuk and Stutzle.

In the second period, Patrice Bergeron appeared to give the Bruins a 1-0 lead, but a video review determined the play was offside and the game remained scoreless.

Stutzle beat Swayman from the right faceoff dot at 8:11 on the power play.

“I think we worked really hard, but without (Talbot) I don’t think it would have been possible. He kept us in the game the whole time. They had a lot of chances, but he was there when he had to be,” Stutzle said.

The Bruins got that goal back just over two minutes later as DeBrusk’s first shot was wide but hit the end boards and bounced back onto his stick as he was about to circle the net. He had an empty net to deposit the puck as Talbot was moving the other way expecting the puck to come out the other side.

DeBrincat restored the lead for the Senators as he caught up to the puck at the top of the crease and delivered a chip shot over the shoulder of Swayman at 13:37 for a 2-1 lead.

Senators forward Drake Batherson assisted on both second-period goals and increased his point streak to 11 games. It’s the highest such streak since Jason Spezza had an 11-game streak in 2011-12.

NOTES

Tuesday was the second meeting of the season between the two teams. Ottawa scored a 7-5 win on home ice over Boston on Oct. 18. … Before Tuesday’s game the Senators recalled defenseman Dillon Heatherington and forward Jacob Lucchini from Belleville of the American Hockey League. … Brad Marchant played his 900th career NHL game Tuesday, all with the Bruins.

UP NEXT

Bruins: At New Jersey on Wednesday night.

Senators: At Washington on Thursday night.

___

AP NHL: https://apnews.com/hub/nhl and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports

Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

AP

Atlanta Hawks guard Trae Young (11) drives as Utah Jazz guard Mike Conley (11) defends during the f...
Associated Press

Young scores 27 to lead Hawks past Jazz, 115-108

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Trae Young had 27 points and six assists to lead the Atlanta Hawks to a 115-108 victory over the Utah Jazz on Friday night. De’Andre Hunter scored 26 points for the Hawks. Onyeka Okongwu had 15 points and 11 rebounds, and Dejounte Murray added 13 points and eight assists. Atlanta […]
1 day ago
Toronto Raptors guard Fred VanVleet (23) shoots a three point basket as Houston Rockets forward Jae...
Associated Press

VanVleet has 32 as Raptors get 117-111 win over Rockets

HOUSTON (AP) — Fred VanVleet scored 32 points, Gary Trent Jr. added 29 and the Toronto Raptors snapped a two-game skid with a 117-111 win over the Houston Rockets on Friday night. The Raptors took a commanding lead in the third quarter and were up by double-digits for most of the fourth. But five straight […]
1 day ago
Portland Trail Blazers guard Anfernee Simons (1) shoots against Washington Wizards guard Monte Morr...
Associated Press

Blazers rally from 20 down to end Wizards’ win streak

WASHINGTON (AP) — Anfernee Simons scored 20 of his 33 points in the third quarter and the Portland Trail Blazers erased a 20-point deficit, snapping Washington’s six-game winning streak Friday night with a 124-116 victory over the Wizards. Simons made six of Portland’s nine 3-pointers in the third, and the Trail Blazers finally caught and […]
1 day ago
Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid (21) is fouled as he drives to the basket against San Antonio...
Associated Press

Embiid’s double-double keys 76ers as Spurs drop 8th straight

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Joel Embiid had 33 points and 10 rebounds and the Philadelphia 76ers beat San Antonio 137-125 on Friday night, sending the scuffling Spurs to their eighth straight loss. Tyrese Maxey had 25 points and James Harden added 16 for Philadelphia, which has the third-best record in the Eastern Conference. “Tonight was […]
1 day ago
A scrum breaks out between Minnesota Timberwolves and Orlando Magic players during the second half ...
Associated Press

Fight between Magic, Timberwolves leads to 5 players ejected

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A fight broke out and punches were thrown during the game between the Orlando Magic and Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday night. Five players were ejected following the brawl, which started in front of the Orlando bench late in the third quarter. Minnesota guard Austin Rivers and Magic center Mo Bamba were the […]
1 day ago
Washington Capitals' Alex Ovechkin (8) stands on the ice during the NHL All Star Skills Showcase, F...
Associated Press

NHL takes skills showcase outside, McDavid shines inside

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Sidney Crosby got dunked into a tank of water, Nick Suzuki holed a golf ball with a hockey stick and the NHL made hockey an outdoor sport for its skills showcase in South Florida. Two new events outside in the sun highlighted the league’s annual skills competition at All-Star Weekend, with […]
1 day ago
Talbot shines as Senators beat Bruins 3-2 in shootout