Boston Bruins defeat Ottawa Senators, 4-1

Bruins show spark against Senators By Fluto Shinzawa, Globe Staff | January 6, 2010 OTTAWA - A day after a dud against the Rangers, the Bruins started two weeks of life without their best player, Patrice Bergeron.

The question: How would they respond, not just to the loss of Bergeron, but to the emotional flatlining at Madison Square Garden?

The answer: Pretty well.

The Bruins poured four first-period pucks past Brian Elliott, prompting Ottawa coach Cory C...

Their locker room shaken by coach Claude Julien's challenge, the Boston Bruins wasted no time in demonstrating that his message was heard loud and clear.

Blake Wheeler had two goals and an assist and Tim Thomas extended his winning streak against Ottawa to 11 games and Boston scored four times in the first en route to a 4-1 win over the Senators on Tuesday night.

Wheeler earned points on the Bruins' first three goals and David Krejci and Mark Recchi both had a goal a...