Boston Bruins defeat Ottawa Senators, 4-3

OTTAWA - Last night, for the first time this season, the Bruins had 20 relatively healthy players in uniform, plus three more in suits and ties watching the game from the Scotiabank Place press box.

For coach Claude Julien, those are numbers he likes to see.

“It’s better than it was earlier on when we didn’t have a choice but to put on [the ice] whatever we had available,’’ Julien said before the Bruins’ 4-3 shootout win over the Senators. “We’re in a better position ri...

OTTAWA - As the visiting dressing room at Scotiabank Place opened last night, the thumping of Jay-Z’s “Empire State of Mind,’’ once muffled behind two sets of doors, exploded into the hallway before the iPod in question was silenced.

“Can’t even get through one [expletive] song,’’ Shawn Thornton, with a smile on his face, complained to the room. “What’s this league coming to?’’

Last night, the Bruins were in no mood to cut their postgame groove short. After all, they...