The Boston Bruins haven't dropped three straight games all season. Defeats to the Ottawa Senators have been even more rare in recent years.
Boston looks to avoid a third consecutive loss as it goes for a 14th win in 15 meetings with visiting Ottawa on Monday night.
The Bruins (26-11-4), one point behind Montreal for the Northeast Division lead, had won five of six before falling 2-1 to the New York Islanders on Thursday and 4-2 at Carolina on Saturday.
Their two power-play goals allowed in those contests matched the total given up over the previous nine games.
''We had some brain cramps out there,'' coach Claude Julien said. ''The mistakes we made were not helpful - two power-play goals. Those are things we're dealing with right now.''
There were positives, though, as Tyler Seguin scored for the third consecutive contest and Milan Lucic ended a nine-game goal drought.
"Hopefully this is something that I can build off," Lucic told the team's official website. "There hasn't been...