BOSTON — The Bruins took back sole possession of first place in the Northeast Division tonight with a 4-3 shootout win over Ottawa at TD Garden.

Michael Ryder scored the only shootout goal and Tim Thomas stopped all four Ottawa shooters. For the complete recap, check out ESPNBoston.com.

•Ryder had been 2-for-14 in shootouts before he beat Brian Elliott.

•The Bruins scored three power-play goals — just the fourth time they’ve registered two or more scores on the man-advantage in a game.

Dennis Wideman scored his first goal since Oct. 3.