Tip-in by Ryan lifts Senators over Bruins 4-3 in overtime


"I think again, close, as it's been every game against them all year and in all playoffs". The Caps let a two goal lead slip away last night before Bozak stuck the dagger in.

It was the first game of the series that the Bruins had trailed after the opening 20 minutes.

- Bobby Ryan tipped home a pass from Kyle Turris for a power-play goal 5:43 into overtime, giving the Ottawa Senators a 4-3 victory over the Bruins and a 2-1 lead in the first-round series.

"That's a attractive building in there", said Murray, sporting his Senators heritage amid a sea of Bruins fans milling about outside.

What will decide Friday night's game?

He'll resume his role on the second line between Drew Stafford and David Backes. And to add insult to injury, it was Ryan with the victor.

In overtime, on a night where the whistles were essentially put away late, Ottawa got a gift power play as the officials somehow seemed fit to call Riley Nash with the retaliation after a play where Ryan could have easily been whistled as well with coincidental minors, or even Ryan going off solo.

Game 3 is Monday in Calgary.

"Obviously, it's tough", said Tuukka Rask. "I've played a long time and this is my first overtime victor and it feels great". They're not going to give up. "I don't have an answer for that but it's a awful start and they took advantage of us being flat".

Nash, who had an assist in the loss, took full responsibility for the infraction. "You can make that play, can't put the refs in that position regardless of what happened before that". "You could see our whole building, our fans were behind him and I think the whole city is". At the end of the day, it doesn't matter.

"They've been doing a heck of a job with the injuries they have".

Boston Bruins centre Dominic Moore (28) tries to screen Ottawa Senators goalie Craig Anderson (41) as Ottawa Senators centre Derick Brassard (19) defends during first period of game two NHL Stanley Cup hockey playoff action in Ottawa, Saturday, April 15, 2017. The Bruins, meanwhile, managed just three shots in the first period and were in a deep search for answers as they headed back to the dressing room.

"It was definitely a awful start on our part", Bruins center Patrice Bergeron said. "There's a balance we can and that's when we're at our best". He was brought in and subsequetnly much maligned for much of the season for underacheiving, but he has a track record of stepping up in the playoffs and so far, so good.

Game 4 is Wednesday night at TD Garden.

Phaneuf also had two assists. Backes then whipped one by the Ottawa netminder to make it 3-2.

"We just have to stick with it and not get too high", winger Zack Smith said. "We're looking to start the right way - like we finished (Saturday) - and hopefully play well enough to win the game".

Predators 3, Blackhawks 2 (OT): Kevin Fiala scored on a backhander 16:44 into overtime, and Nashville rallied from a 2-0 deficit in the third period to push visiting Chicago to the brink of elimination in Game 3 of the first-round series.

Now it's on to Game 4. "It was nice to see a big move from him", said Karlsson.

"You know everyone wanted me to get that one", MacArthur said, of the reaction to his goal. "Hopefully we can do that". The Bruins will look to even the series on home ice in game 4 on Wednesday. Both also grabbed their first playoff points.

Wideman, with his first playoff goal, made it 3-2 with a goal from the point and Brassard, off a great pass from Erik Karlsson, tied the game at 7:48 off a one-timer.

"It feels great to do it here in front of our fans, it's just incredible", Phaneuf said.

The winning goal was scored less than six minutes into overtime.

"Yeah, 100 percent", Krejci said of his health.



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