BOSTON — There’s something about TD Garden that turns the ’10-11 edition of the Bruins into the ’09-10 edition.
Boston plays like a new-and-improved club on the road, but when the Bruins are at home they can’t break the puck out clean and can’t cash in on their offensive chances. Basically, they revert to the form that caused them to rank last in offense last season.
Ottawa goaltender Brian Elliott earned first-star status tonight, but the Bruins did little to challenge him in falling 3-0. They have now scored just six goals in their last five home games.
Here’s a quick glance at the box score:
•Tim Thomas was the victim of a screen by defenseman Mark Stuart on Ottawa’s first goal and an unfortunate bounce off the end wall that led to a cross-ice pass for the second Senators goal en route to his first loss of the season after an 8-0-0 start.
•Boston’s power play finished just 0-for-2.
•Blake Wheeler led the Bruins with four shots on goal.