NHL

Sens double up Bruins with 4-2 victory

  • Ottawa Senators' Derick Brassard (19) celebrates his goal against the Boston Bruins during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Monday, March 6, 2017 in Ottawa, Ontario. (Justin Tang/The Canadian Press via AP)

    Ottawa Senators' Derick Brassard (19) celebrates his goal against the Boston Bruins during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Monday, March 6, 2017 in Ottawa, Ontario. (Justin Tang/The Canadian Press via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • Ottawa Senators' Jean-Gabriel Pageau (44) celebrates a goal on Boston Bruins goaltender Tuuka Rask (40) during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Monday, March 6, 2017 in Ottawa, Ontario. (Justin Tang/The Canadian Press via AP)

    Ottawa Senators' Jean-Gabriel Pageau (44) celebrates a goal on Boston Bruins goaltender Tuuka Rask (40) during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Monday, March 6, 2017 in Ottawa, Ontario. (Justin Tang/The Canadian Press via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • Boston Bruins' Riley Nash (20) makes his way around the net as Ottawa Senators goaltender Craig Anderson (41) looks on during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Monday, March 6, 2017 in Ottawa, Ontario. (Justin Tang/The Canadian Press via AP)

    Boston Bruins' Riley Nash (20) makes his way around the net as Ottawa Senators goaltender Craig Anderson (41) looks on during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Monday, March 6, 2017 in Ottawa, Ontario. (Justin Tang/The Canadian Press via AP)  (The Associated Press)

Mike Hoffman had a power-play goal early in the third period and the Ottawa Senators defeated the Boston Bruins 4-2 on Monday night.

Derick Brassard, Jean-Gabriel Pageau and Alex Burrows also scored as the Senators extended their winning streak to three games. Craig Anderson made 25 saves.

Patrice Bergeron and Brad Marchand scored for the Bruins. Tuukka Rask made 25 saves.

Ottawa has a four-point lead on the Bruins in the Atlantic Division.

With just six remaining home games, the Senators gave the Canadian Tire Centre crowd something to remember in what could be a preview of a first-round playoff matchup should the standings remain as they are.

Ottawa took a 3-1 lead early in the third as Hoffman scored his 20th on the power play. It was Ottawa's first goal with the man advantage in three games.