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Ryan’s shootout winner helps Sens top Bruins


The Ottawa Senators battled back from two one-goal deficits to top the Boston Bruins 3-2 in a shootout Saturday afternoon.

Bobby Ryan, who had a highlight-reel goal against the L.A. Kings on Thursday, had another beauty for the shootout winner.

Ottawa has now won two of three while Boston has lost two in a row and five of six.

Craig Cunningham opened the scoring for the Bruins, shorthanded, with his first career NHL goal.

After Mika Zibanejad tied it at 1-1 early in the second, Loui Eriksson gave Boston a 2-1 lead.

David Legwand knotted it at 2-2 early in the third, with a power play marker, setting up overtime.

The Boston Bruins got a scare late in the third period as Patrice Bergeron took a slash from Mike Hoffman in the hand and and left the game momentarily, but he returned for overtime.

Sens veteran defenseman Chris Phillips was a healthy scratch.

Robin Lehner made 29 saves to improve to 6-4-1 on the season while Tuukka Rask stopped 29 shots in the loss.

Video: Bobby Ryan with a goal of the year candidate

WINNIPEG, MB - MARCH 8: Bobby Ryan #6 of the Ottawa Senators skates down the ice during warmup before an NHL game against the Winnipeg Jets at the MTS Centre on March 8, 2014 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

Bobby Ryan may be battling a broken finger, but it sure didn’t slow him down Thursday night.

The Sens’ forward dangled Kings’ defenseman Brayden McNabb before beating Jonathan Quick for his sixth of the season.

You know its’ good when the opposing team is voting it goal of the year.

Sens’ Ryan not ruling out Tuesday’s game vs. Islanders

Bobby Ryan

Senators forward Bobby Ryan wouldn’t rule himself out for Tuesday night when Ottawa visits the New York Islanders.

Ryan missed Saturday’s 4-1 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning due to a broken finger.

The 27-year-old said he suffered the injury during his first shift of the second period in Friday night’s 3-2 loss to the Florida Panthers.

Ryan took slashes from both Brian Campbell and Tomas Fleischmann towards the end of his shift.

“It hurt. It’s a broken finger right? We knew it was going to hurt,” said Ryan following Monday’s practice. “It was a matter of trying to see how comfortable we could get (the finger) so I could do more than just stick handle and float shots in there.

“There’s some optimistic signs if we can continue to get progress on it maybe we can get there, but the end game is to play as quick as possible, if it’s tomorrow, who knows?”

Ryan, who is in his second season with the Senators, has five goals and 13 points in his first 21 games this season.

Given the fact that he wasn’t interested in getting involved physically during Monday’s practice, it’s hard to see Ryan suiting up Tuesday.

“I tried to stay away from some conflict out there in the corners and stuff cause I didn’t even want to lift a stick,” he said. “That’s one of the things, if you’re going to put guys in a position where they’re going to have to cover for you all night, you don’t want to do that.

“You’d rather miss a couple games, get back to where you’re comfortable going into those situations.”

Along with the Senators training staff, Ryan has re-worked a glove to give him added protection.

“You can’t break it any worse, that was what was said to me,” he said. “This issue is just how comfortable I can get to where I can play through the pain.”

The Senators conclude their home-and-home with the Islanders in Ottawa on Thursday night.