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Loui Eriksson tips the puck to himself, scores beautiful goal

Loui Eriksson scored an incredible solo effort goal by tipping the puck off the wall to himself, leaping past Ottawa defenseman Cody Ceci, patiently waiting out Senators goaltender Craig Anderson and slipping the puck home. The goal stood as the game-winner and put the Bruins seven points up on Ottawa in the wild-card race.
The Hockey News

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Loui Eriksson's name has been mentioned as one of the Boston Bruins who could be headed out of town in the offseason, but if he scores many more goals like his tally Tuesday night, he might start changing some minds.

With the Bruins up 1-0 on the Ottawa Senators -- one of Boston's competitors in the Eastern Conference wild-card race -- Eriksson took a puck that bounced off the sideboards in the Senators zone following Bruins defenseman Dougie Hamilton clearing the puck up ice. Ottawa's Cody Ceci had good body position on Eriksson until the crafty veteran poked the puck around Ceci and into open space. All that was left was for Eriksson to fake a shot on goal and wait out a sprawling Craig Anderson for the easy goal.

The late second period goal was enough to put the Bruins ahead 2-0 and would stand as the game-winning tally as Boston went on to a 3-1 victory. With the win, the Bruins move seven points up of the Senators in the wild-card race and have put Ottawa in a rather dire position when it comes to chasing down the final wild-card spot.

Boston and Ottawa will face off again on March 19, but it's possible by that time the Senators could be all but mathematically eliminated from the wild-card race. Boston is also now six points up on the Florida Panthers for the final wild-card spot and the victory -- and the goal by Eriksson -- may have helped them secure their eighth straight playoff berth.

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