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Bruins survive Senators' late rally

The Boston Bruins survived a late rally to continue their dominance of Northeast Division rival Ottawa with a 5-3 win over the Senators Saturday.

Division leading Boston (37-20-3) have won all four games against Ottawa this season, and have an eight-game winning streak against them over the past two seasons. Boston have not lost to Ottawa since November 2010.

The Senators now trail the Bruins by five points in the divisional standings.

Ottawa (32-23-8) opened the scoring early in the first period on a goal by Swedish defenseman Erik Karlsson, but the Bruins countered with goals by Patrice Bergeron and Brad Marchand.

Carter Camper stretched the Bruins lead with his first NHL goal in the second period before David Krejci made it 4-1 midway through the third period.

Back-to-back goals less than two minutes apart by Ottawa captain Daniel Alfredsson drew the Senators to 4-3 with two minutes remaining before Bergeron scored his second goal of the game into an empty net to end the Senators' late comeback.