It didn't get much better from there. "He was playing good hockey when he got hurt, so there's a good chance that he'll draw back into the lineup", coach Bruce Cassidy said.
Perhaps scared stiff by the drubbing, the Bruins responded and scored three times before the end of the period to knot the score 3-3 heading into the final frame.
"Character win the first one, and then tonight played a really solid game", Rinne said. We have to step up and all be better.
Three months ago, most St. Louis Blues fans were ready to run goalie Jake Allen out of town. A few well-placed checks, body bumps and where-do-you-think-you're-going? thumpers directed Karlsson's way will not only get the Bruins energized, but allow the 17,565 denizens of TD Garden to express themselves vocally in a way that can only benefit the home team. "That's exciting. "They're a good team; they're a fast team; they create a lot. Once they called it, it's our job to kill".
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 ran through a full practice Tuesday while Senators head coach Guy Boucher gave the majority of his players the day off. We've got to get more traffic in front of the net. It's tough getting there.
Phaneuf's winning goal at 1:59 of OT is a great example of what MacArthur is talking about to have success on Rask. Ellis' shot from the high slot was blocked by a sliding Panik, but the defenseman tried again and drove it by Corey Crawford for a 1-0 lead at 3:44.
At this point of the season, Boucher doesn't want to confuse the players so he's not about to change the approach.
Neither team had scored a goal in the opening period in either of the first two games, but the Senators quickly halted that anomaly.
There is no question the Senators got off to the kind of start by outshooting the Bruins 10-3 and takig a 2-0 lead in the first. Boston should be able to get back to being a physical team in this game and have that carry it to a win. "It's huge. I'm hoping that will work to our benefit over the next couple (of games)".
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.
With the game tied at 3 in overtime, Boston's Riley Nash took a penalty for roughing at the 4:38 mark of the period to give the Senators a power play.
Of course, that may be because they have no other choice.
Kasperi Kapanen scored his second goal of the game 11:53 into the second overtime, Frederik Andersen made 47 saves and the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Washington Capitals 4-3 Saturday night in Game 2 to even the first-round series. After the win Saturday, Boucher indicated that Borowiecki could have returned to the game, but was kept out. "We've talked about the fact that adversity builds you or destroys you, and we prefer to see it as a builder".