Boston Bruins defeat Ottawa Senators, 2-1

Fifty wins. A little hard to figure, isn't it?

Less than two years ago this month, the Bruins were postseason DNQs again, winning only 35 games under the untidy tutelage of Dave Lewis. Now they have 50 wins after last night's 2-1 snipping of the Senators, and they still have a chance to finish with the NHL's best record in 2008-09.

"You could play your whole career with one team and never get to 50 wins," mused goalie Tim Thomas, who turned back 31 shots for his 33d ...

P.J. Axelsson could very well be entering the stretch run of his Bruins career.

The 34-year-old left wing has 796 NHL games to his name, all while wearing the Black and Gold of the franchise that nabbed him with the 177th pick of the 1995 draft. Axelsson is in the final season of a three-year contract. When the Bruins are fully healthy, Axelsson usually works on the fourth line and penalty kill.

But if this is the last sprint for Axelsson in Boston, he's hoping it wi...