Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask stopped 39 shots on his 28th birthday. Rookie Ryan Spooner had his first two goal game. The B's pick up an important 3-1 win in Ottawa.

After slumping for most of February, the Bruins have now won 6 of their last 8 games and have a cushion in the playoff race for that wildcard spot.

The B's are now 34-22-10 with 17 games to play. That gives them a six point lead for that wildcasrd spot.