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This time however, it's in enemy territory, the Ottawa Senators head to Boston. "I just tried to get it up 18 inches and I got lucky that I did".

As disappointed as the Bruins were with their start in Game 3, they were also frustrated by what led to Bobby Ryan's goal in overtime.

David Krejci returned for the Bruins after missing the first two games of the series with an upper-body injury.

It was the Senators' turn to play fast and loose with the lead after taking the Bruins to school and leading by three goals before four minutes had elapsed in the second period. They were down three goals, they had nothing to lose and they went for it and scored two quick goals.

Anderson stopped all nine shots Boston sent his way in the third and Rask brushed aside seven to send the game to overtime. Two goals by Mike Hoffman and Derick Brassard's second of the playoffs on Tuukka Rask had given the Senators a 3-0 lead. "We have to think now and now is the things we did well yesterday and the things we want to make sure we do better".

Ryan scored the victor on a power play 5:43 into overtime as the Ottawa Senators beat the Boston Bruins 4-3 on Monday night to take a 2-1 lead in their Eastern Conference quarter-final series. Ryan scored his second goal of the series as the Senators captured their second straight OT victory.

"It feels great", said Ryan. "And then [Monday night] I thought they did".

And Monday was the Patriots' Day holiday in MA and before the hockey game came the 121st Boston Marathon, with close to 30,000 participants pounding the pavement.

Fans showed their displeasure by littering the ice with debris, including bottles filled with liquids.

While the first two games between the Bruins and Senators featured scoreless first periods, Monday's tilt finally saw Ottawa break through in the opening stanza. Hoffman controlled the puck and easily tapped it by Rask into the right corner of the net.

The Senators have wrested back home-ice advantage, and the forgotten first-round matchup in the East has proven to be one of the closest, the most exciting, and now, the most controversial and bad-blooded series.

Ottawa outshot Boston 10-3 in the period.

But the Bruins battled back, and quickly. "It's a huge game and it'll be a big turning point in the series".

"As a series goes on, it gets more intense, more pressure-filled, just more fun", said Ottawa center Kyle Turris, who set up the OT victor Monday. Backes picked it up and went in alone to beat Anderson.

And the Bruins were not done yet.

The Bruins erased a three-goal deficit in the second period on goals by Noel Acciari, David Backes and David Pastrnak (power play), and the score was 3-3 after two periods.

  • Julie Sanders