Predators Pound Blackhawks 5-0 For 2-0 Series Lead
Apr 19 2017
Bobby Ryan scored on a tip-in on a power play 5:43 into overtime, and the Ottawa Senators recovered after giving up a three-goal lead to beat the Boston Bruins 4-3 Monday night to take a 2-1 lead in the first-round series. The Senators won on each of their past three visits to Boston, two of them this season. Ottawa went on the power play because of a controversial call made by referee Tim Peel that sent Riley Nash to the penalty box for roughing.
No, the Senators weren't ideal by any stretch of the imagination in Game 2 when they erased a two-goal deficit to help set up defenceman Dion Phaneuf's game-winning goal, but they took steps in the right direction and the message from coach Guy Boucher on Sunday was that there are still areas the club needs to work on.
Interim coach Bruce Cassidy called the goal and ensuing result "demoralizing and disappointing. there's probably a lot more words, but they called it".
"You just sit back and go, 'Wow, I could never do that, '" MacArthur said of that pass from his captain. "For the most part I thought we handled it well". "So once they call it, it's our job to kill it".
Down 3-1 to the BostonBruins heading into the third period of Game 2, things looked bleak for the Ottawa Senators, who were suddenly lacking in confidence. Karlsson was as crucial to Ottawa's comeback win as Craig Anderson, Kyle Turris, or Dion Phaneuf himself.
"It feels incredible and we took home-ice back and that's what's important".
Who has the edge when the Boston Bruins and Ottawa Senators meet up in a crucial Game 3 of their series tonight at 7PM ET?
It was the second straight overtime game of the series, and second consecutive win for the Senators following their 4-3 victory in Game 2. "In (a) matter of a few minutes, the tide changes".
After being selected with the 35th overall pick in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft, Cross has spent his entire career, minus his brief three games in Boston during the 2015-16 season with the Providence Bruins.
While on the power play, David Pastrnak wired home a shot to the short side of the net that tied the score at 3-3. Defensively, the Ottawa Senators are allowing 2.6 goals per game and are killing 79.7 percent of their opponents power plays.
The #Sens speak to media following today's 4-3 OT win over the Boston Bruins.
Another overtime game last night in Toronto, and much like the Bruins contest, the hometown crowd went wild seeing their team come back from a deficit.
Turris then got the puck to Ryan, who tipped it past Tuukka Rask as the Senators overcame blowing a 3-0 lead to recapture home-ice advantage in the best-of-seven series.
Skating in alone against Rask, Hoffman bested the Bruins netminder with a quick set of dangles to make it a 1-0 game.
The Bruins played through a rash of injuries in the first two games, and were missing defensemen Adam McQuaid, Torey Krug, Brandon Carlo and Colin Miller on Monday. At the outset of the first playoff game since the Presidents' Trophy-winning Bruins of 2013-14 were upset in a Game 7 by the Montreal Canadiens, the Garden was rocking. Boucher wasn't aware of the debris that was thrown to the ice following Monday's contest as he immediately headed down the tunnel.