Bruins' Game 4 goal: Make life harder for Karlsson

The Senators are 4-1 in their last five against the Atlantic and 5-2 in their last seven overall while the Bruins are 1-4 in their last five and winless in their last five home games against a team with a winning road record.

Boston's injury-riddled roster and lack of depth were on display in the loss.

Saturday afternoon, MacArthur got a little bit of karmic payback and scored his first goal in nearly two years in the Senators 4-3 win over the Boston Bruins and the crowd went absolutley wild.

"I always say that you make your money during the season, but you make your reputation in the playoffs, and right now he's showing everybody that he's a gamer", Boucher said.

The Senators now have to be able to find a way to win one of the next two games in Boston if they are going to potentially even the series.

The Senators started the overtime with the man advantage as the Bruins took a delay of game penalty with 12.5 seconds remaining in regulation.

An exciting second period on Marathon Monday was the difference-maker in this game as the Bruins came back after being down three goals to bring the game into overtime. Tuukka Rask stopped 25 shots.

Ottawa seemed to be cruising in the second period following Hoffman's second goal of the night off a power play to make it 3-0. For my money he has been the Senators' most consistent and best, forward (with all due respect to Ryan, who has also stepped his game up, last night's lowlight aside).

This game was made for overtime, and that's where it went.

Ah, the second period, where the wheels were seemingly falling off the Ottawa Senators playoff campaign. The good news, however, is David Krejci looks set to return.

Riley Nash, who was called for roughing after taking a swing at Ryan, took responsibility for the play. "I've played a long time and this is my first overtime victor and it feels great".

The Boston Bruins played their worst period of hockey in a while to open Game 3 of their first-round Stanley Cup playoff series against the Ottawa Senators on Monday night.

Wideman and Brassard scored 2:20 apart to tie it. Boston lost defenseman Adam McQuaid in the first period.

Just over six minutes later, the Bruins got a power play resulting in David Pasternak firing a shot from just inside the face off circle that found its way past Craig Anderson to tie the game at three.

The Senators regain home ice advantage in the series.

"Everyone is pretty even keel, we can't get too high after one win like that in a series", Methot said Sunday after practice at TD Garden, which will host Game 3 on Monday and Game 4 on Wednesday.

Thanks to their ability to play solid defense, score timely goals and get saves in key situations, NY is heading back home with a 1-1 split.

His return means Tommy Cross will likely be scratched after making his playoff debut in Game 3. But the Capitals generated few shots or scoring chances beyond the goals, and the Maple Leafs pushed back with Matthews' first goal of the series.

  • Julie Sanders