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Senators beat Bruins, advance
May 30 2017, 07:15 | Van Peters
Senators beat Bruins, advance
Boston forced a Game 6 with a 3-2 double-overtime win Friday night in Ottawa.
"There was a lot of emotions and a lot of excitement for sure, and there was some good and some bad", said McAvoy. "The puck went onto my stick and I passed it into the back of the net". "You get opportunities like that to put them away, it's nice to put them away". Mark Stone scored in the first period for Ottawa and then Jean Gabriel-Pageau scored 30 seconds into the second period. You know, Kuraly did a great job last game.
David Pastrnak is usually the brightest light with the Boston Bruins.
However, it was all Senators in the second period as Bobby Ryan tied the game on a power play before Kyle Turris gave the Senators a 2-1 lead five minutes later.
"He's hit a wall", said one host, an argument that had some merit given the miraculous, emotional charge the veteran winger had made to get back in the lineup after a 17-month absence with a head injury. "I'm just happy they went in". Guys are working hard and it's a huge letdown after that game for us. That's all it is. Every game was decided by one goal.
The 20-year-old is quick with jokes and smiles, and bubbles with the same kind of energy off the ice that he exudes on it as an electric offensive force of nature for the B's capable of scoring and making plays in bunches. Can't do much about it now.
The Senators had two power plays in the final 5:08 of regulation time but couldn't capitalize.
BOSTON This series is starting to take its toll on the Ottawa Senators. That's it in a nutshell.
"You get opportunities like that to put them away, you've got to put them away", MacArthur said. But now that they've fought to see another day, the Bruins will return to their home ice with a shot at redemption after dropping both Game 3 (4-3) and Game 4 (1-0) at TD Garden. "We were climbing uphill when he took over and we made our way in". "It's too late now". "I think we scored goals when it mattered the most and fortunately that's why we're heading to playing hockey in May". 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.
"I think it was apparent to everybody that we weren't at full strength, and guys had to step up, and we talked about it", Bruins interim head coach Bruce Cassidy said. He started at the bottom of the lineup. Most players seem to try to avoid players for fear of a block. His speed allowed him to be very effective on the forecheck forcing Ottawa's defensemen to cough up the puck a few times.
"Right now, it definitely stings", Senators defenseman Dion Phaneuf said of the loss. The Senators are leading this series because for large parts, theyve been the better team and they need to get back to that approach Sunday or this one is going to go the distance. "They made it really tough for us, it's been tight games". "We had some nerves early on, we got through that".
All three are listed as day-to-day, but Borowiecki hasnt skated in eight days while the status of Pyatt and Stalberg are likely doubtful. It was also the 17th overtime game of the playoffs, tying the National Hockey League record for an opening round set in 2013. Senators goaltender Craig Anderson has been playing very well, which is a good sign.