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Bruins Shutout Senators, 4-O

David Krejci scored his first NHL goal, and Tim Thomas stopped 22 shots for his second shutout of the season to lead the Boston Bruins to their fourth consecutive win, a 4-0 victory over the Ottawa Senators on Tuesday night.

Zdeno Chara scored twice, including an empty-netter, and Shawn Thornton also scored for the Bruins, who stood pat at the trading deadline and won for the fifth time in six games.

Martin Gerber made 25 saves for the Senators, who acquired ex-Bruin Martin Lapointe from the Chicago Blackhawks for a sixth-round draft choice. He was not with the team Thursday.

The Senators, who lead the NHL with 210 goals, were shut out for the second consecutive game. Ottawa has won just twice in its last eight games to fall into second place in the East after leading the conference for much of the season.

Boston scored first 5:24 into the game when Vladimir Sobotka dug the puck out of the corner and centered it to Thornton, who poked it between Gerber's legs. Krejci made it 2-0 with 2:37 left in the first period when he knocked in the rebound of Peter Schaefer's shot.

Chara's slap shot made it 3-0 with a power-play goal 2:15 into the second period.

Ottawa pulled the goalie with more than two minutes left and a power-play opportunity, but Chara added an empty-netter with 83 seconds left from inside the Bruins' zone.

This program aired on February 27, 2008. The audio for this program is not available.

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