Deprived of five players due to COVID-19, the Senators lost 3-2 to the Bruins on Tuesday in Boston.
It was Quebecer Patrice Bergeron who made the difference. When a pass from David Pastrnak to him hit a broken stick on the ice, the veteran showed his concentration by recovering the puck from the skate before beating Matt Murray between the legs.
Former Canadiens defenseman Victor Mete, along with Austin Watson and Nick Holden, are also on the sidelines after testing positive for the disease, as is assistant coach Jack Capuano. Connor Brown and Dylan Gambrell have for their part been left out as a preventive measure.
Vasilevskiy shines in defeat
The Carolina Hurricanes had a 10th win in 11 games this season, but Andrei Vasilevskiy almost ruined their party, making 29 saves in a 2-1 overtime win for the Hurricanes.
The Russian lost his hopes of a shutout halfway through the third period when Teuvo Teravainen defeated his vigilance. Then, Martin Necas closed the books during the overtime period.
Frederik Andersen turned away 17 shots.
In Newark, PK Subban scored his first goal of the season in a convincing 7-3 win for the New Jersey Devils over the Florida Panthers.
Defenseman Ty Smith spearheaded the attack with a one-goal and two assists. Andreas Johnsson netted the brace, while Nico Hischier, Pavel Zacha and Jimmy Vesey were the other scorers in the victory.
Mackenzie Blackwood blocked 35 pucks, being cheated by Sam Bennett, Aleksander Barkov and Owen Tippett. Spencer Knight has given in six times out of 30 shots.