Senators "pretty calm" after Game 2 win

Paola Ditto
Aprile 21, 2017

Both coaches took different approaches to preparing for tonight's 7:30 p.m. showdown at TD Garden.

The Senators now have to be able to find a way to win one of the next two games in Boston if they are going to potentially even the series.

The Senators extended the game with a third-period rally that saw them score twice in a 2:20 span.

The Bruins look to avoid going down by two games on Wednesday when they return to the Garden ice for Game 4 against the Ottawa Senators.

The Senators look to grab a stranglehold on their first round Eastern Conference quarterfinal series with the Boston Bruins after winning each of the last two games, and now have a chance to head home with an opportunity to win the series in Ottawa.

It was MacArthur's first goal since April 19, 2015, as he has missed all but 13 games since then while sidelined with concussion issues.

After the third period of play could not determine a victor, Ryan closed out the win for Ottawa, crashing the net on the power play and beating Rask to give the Senators the lead in the series.

Though the Senators pushed the pace and dominated a lot of play, goaltender Craig Anderson struggled as David Pastrnak, David Backes and Noel Acciari tied it up in the second period.

BLUE JACKETS: Forward Matt Calvert was suspended by the NHL's department of player safety for Game 3 against Pittsburgh on Sunday because of his cross-check to Tom Kuhnhackl late in the third period of Game 2.

The Bruins made up for their sloppy start and came out more aggressive on the offensive end in the second period, scoring three goals on just seven shots - including the two in 42 seconds - to get back into the game. Through those three games, Ryan has two goals and two assists, including the overtime victor in game three on Monday night. By the end of the first period, the Bruins were once again playing with five defenders as Adam McQuaid was forced to leave with an upper-body injury.

The pass by Karlsson was a thing of beauty and he had to flip it over top of 6-foot-9 Zdeno Chara to put it on the tape of Hoffman's stick at the Boston blueline. "But at the same time we've got to do a better job of neutralizing him from the game that he wants to play".

Pastrnak tied it 5:01 later with a power play blast off a pass from McAvoy. Instead, the Bruins have had a hard time because more than half of their defense has been crippled by the injury bug. Senators D Erik Karlsson skipped the morning skate. Heading into game two, however, the team was down that same cast of players with the addition of Colin Miller.

Cassidy ventured into slightly harsher territory when addressing the play of David Krejci, who made his series debut in Game 3 and was a minus-1 with one shot on goal.

Coach Guy Boucher, has been tight-lipped about his lineup through the playoffs, told reporters at the Warrior Ice Den on Sunday after a team meeting that Borowiecki is day-to-day and his status will be determined Monday.

It's been a tough two years for the Ottawa Senators' Clarke MacArthur.

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