Stifling Senators push Bruins out of East’s top eight

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It’s probably not accurate to say that the Ottawa Senators beat the Boston Bruins at their own game on Thanksgiving night.

In a 3-1 win, perhaps it’s correct to say that the Senators beat the Bruins at their¬†old game?

Either way, the Senators stifled the Bruins for much of the contest, holding Boston to just 20 shots on goal and fighting back from a 1-0 deficit.

“We’ve been a better team than that,” Claude Julien said after the game, calling the loss one of the Bruins’ worst recent efforts.

One could assume that it stings a little more considering the Bruins’ current place in the East rankings. As CSNNE.com’s Joe Haggerty notes, if the playoffs began today, Boston would be in an uncomfortably familiar spot: right outside the playoffs.

The Senators, meanwhile, are starting to pick up their play thanks to goals like these: