The Bruins defeated the Senators 5-2 on Wednesday night in Ottawa. Rich Peverley opened the scoring with a rocket in the 1st to beat Craig Anderson. The Sens and B’s traded blows in the 2nd with goals from Ottawa’s Daniel Alfredsson and Boston’s Chris Kelly, but the Bruins busted the game wide open in the 3rd. Patrice Bergeron and Daniel Paille scored just over one minute apart to put Boston ahead 4-1 and seal the win. Paille notched another goal in the closing minutes put the exclamation point on this statement game. Tim Thomas was fantastic again, stopping 47 shots on the evening. The Bruins are 17-2-1 in their last 20 games and appear to be the best team in the NHL right now. With each decisive victory, a Stanley Cup repeat seems more and more plausible. The B’s head to Philadelphia to take on the Flyers this Saturday.