Bruins stay alive with goal in 2OT

It wasn't easy. We had to streak some games together.

Thats just the reality of the playoffs.

In the second round, Ottawa will square off against the first wild card seed, the New York Rangers.

Tuukka Rask made 26 saves for the Bruins, and Boston got goals from Drew Stafford and Patrice Bergeron.

Boston had a power play late in the third period but were unable to convert as the game went to overtime. Washington's 2-1 win at Toronto later broke the record. "Wingels will be coming in, and we will see who we will take out if Stalberg is able to go".

This is getting a little too far ahead, but even if we assume the Capitals will build off their Friday night OT win, the fourth extra-period battle between the teams this postseason, we can not assume the Maple Leafs won't take the series to seven games. "That's all we did". He was playing in his 10th National Hockey League game and just his third in the playoffs. He played in only four games this year, without recording a point.

"That will be determined going forward by management whether I continue to be the head coach and what players will be here will be determined by management". Boston came into this series as the favourite in many people's eyes but the Senators have been the better team throughout the course of the series and had their opportunity to clinch at home but the Bruins scored in the second period of overtime and brought some momentum back home with them. Just 36 seconds into the power play, MacArthur grabbed a puck that deflected off goalie Tuukka Rask and beat him on the rebound for the series-winner.

"It was off his paddle and went right to me".

The hit on Krejci, you know.when they started chirping Krech, I think the guys.that rankled them a little bit.

Rask said he was proud of the resolve the Bruins displayed after longtime coach Claude Julien was sacked on February 7 and replaced by interim Bruce Cassidy.

The team that left the TD Garden ice Sunday night will be markedly different than the one that plays in the home opener in six months. "I said Game 7 in overtime - it was Game 6 in overtime", said Senators coach Guy Boucher.

Bruce Cassidy may still be just the "interim" head coach of the Boston Bruins, but that tag could be gone sooner rather than later. "And what players will be here will be determined by management". Mike Hoffman made a pass to Mark Stone leading to Stone's first career playoff goal on a handsome breakaway.

The tie game came as a result of two second period goals by the B's, who had dug themselves yet another hole thanks to some atrocious defensive play early in the contest.

With a scoreless third period, including two Sens powerplays in the dying minutes, it was off to overtime. Tossing his hat into the ring for the Norris Trophy for the fourth time in the last six years and adding to his resume with a point per game pace in the playoffs so far.

Now they get to rest up for the defending champions. "This is the playoffs".

MacArthur, 32, said he doubted at times that he would be ready to return. "We put ourselves in a position to be here in the first place". That win snapped a three-game losing streak in the series for the Bruins. "That's exactly what we don't want to do".

  • Julie Sanders