THE SKINNY: The Senators continued their winning ways at home with a solid two-way effort as they defeated the Boston Bruins, who have already been crowned Eastern Conference champion.

THE NEW MILESTONE: The Senators established a new franchise record by registering their ninth consecutive home victory. The old record of eight straight home wins was set between Nov. 14 and Dec. 14, 2002.

THE FIRST WIN: Ottawa picked up its first win this season against the Bruins and first in eight attempts dating back to last season.

PUSHING 40: Dany Heatley continued his quest for another 40-goal season notching his 38th last night. He has two games remaining to achieve the lofty plateau for the fourth consecutive year.

THE SHORTIE: Mike Fisher potted a nice shorthanded goal midway through the opening period to give the Senators a 2-0 lead.

THE BIG Z WITH THE BIG SHOT: With Ottawa up 3-1, Zdeno Chara scored for the Bruins with a rocket of a shot from the blue-line with eight seconds remaining in the second period to narrow the Senators’ lead to 3-2.

THE NEXT GAME: The Senators play their final home game of the season Thursday night against the New Jersey Devils.

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