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

Rufina Vignone
Aprile 21, 2017

- 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.

A couple of times in these playoffs - in which Karlsson has already racked up four assists in three games - he has made Bruin players look silly trying to stop him. The Sens have done a great job containing Boston's big threats for the most part, but that likely can't continue to the same effect and they can't rely on sneaky perimeter shots to be the difference in the series.

"Once I cut in I wanted to get it over his shoulder there far side, and I was just lucky there was enough room to get it done", Zolnierczyk said. The Blackhawks are 0 for 4 on the power play for the series. So, for sure, a player like that isn't easy to defend.

Nylander evened the score at 3-3 with 40 seconds left in regulation to send the game into overtime.

"It's not to take anything away from him".

"The next game is going to be even harder so we're going to have to take the next two days to rest up and be ready for the hardest game yet", Allen said.

Ottawa was the better team in Game 3 and rightfully won. He's the straw that stirs the drink offensively for them with his speed, clever passing and underrated shot from the point.

Boston tries to kill a penalty, allows two shots to ring off the iron, kills the penalty, has a vulnerable minute, and Dion Phaneuf capitalizes and ties the series with a game victor from the point. Boston is 45-31-9 overall and 23-17-2 a home. If he can just play a responsible game on the team's bottom pairing, he will be doing exactly what the Bruins want from him. "I'm feeling better and we'll see how it goes tonight". Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy said Krejci will take warm-ups before a final decision is made. "We've got all our depth, and everybody else is healthy, so if we need to use it there'll be no need to wait, we'll do it for sure", Boucher said. So you have to move forward and learn from what just happened.

"Yeah, I agree with you 100 percent - demoralizing", he said. That way at least he's not in the middle of the ice and now everybody is in scramble mode. Those are the fun games you like to play in. "We've been trying to roll the lines and it was good to get a balance in scoring and get all the guys contributing".

Not unraveling in a tough atmosphere, the young Maple Leafs showed they belonged on the same ice with the Capitals after losing Game 1 in OT. You might get away with it for one game, but if you keep being heavy on him it can wear on [him]. "We're looking forward to it".

Now the Bruins have to play desperate hockey Wednesday night.

Mark Borowiecki remains the lone injury for the Sens in the series after leaving Game #2 midway through the first period but head coach Guy Boucher mentioned earlier today that he is continuing to progress. And it will be playoffs over for a Bruins team that needs to turn things around.

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