Published: Sun, May 07, 2017
Sports | By Brett Lawson

Kuraly's 2nd goal of game lifts Bruins past Senators in 2OT

Kuraly's 2nd goal of game lifts Bruins past Senators in 2OT

For a club that had the makings of an easy first round victory, though, the MA franchise certainly did its best to work against itself from start to finish.

The Boston Bruins playoff run is over.

In the second round, Ottawa will square off against the first wild card seed, the New York Rangers.

MacArthur, who earlier in the series celebrated his comeback with his first goal in two years, sent a Bobby Ryan rebound past Tuukka Rask for the victor.

"You know I think they definitely took a lot of steps forward in the series and made some great plays and played a heck of a series". "It's just one of those that ended up costing us, so it sucks".

All six games between the Bruins and Ottawa Senators were decided by one goal, with four of the tilts needing overtime to determine a victor. NY beat Montreal 3-1 on Saturday to win its quarter-final series in six games.

Craig Anderson made 28 saves for Sunday's deciding win. After Bergeron won the draw from Jean-Gabriel Pageau on the Bruins only power play of the period, Boston controlled the puck for 47 seconds before Stafford beat Anderson up high.

The 26-year-old blueliner had a remarkable regular season with 17 goals and 71 points in 77 games, leading to his fourth Norris Trophy nomination of his career to go along with two victories. Noel Acciari nearly certainly won himself a full-time job in Boston next season with his gritty, nose-to-the-grindstone play.

Stafford scored on the power play for the Bruins to give them an early lead.

The Capitals advanced by beating the Toronto Maple Leafs 2-1 in overtime on Sunday, winning the series 4-2.

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"It's nice to be on the other side", he said.

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) - Sean Kuraly picked a great time to score his first two National Hockey League goals. Boston is a good home team for the most part and Tukka Rask has had just a 2.07 GAA at home this season. "It's a simple shot and rebound and we end up with the victor".

"We expected a hard fought, long, grinding, gruelling series and that's what we've got", said Ottawa's Dion Phaneuf. Connor McDavid iced the game with an empty-net goal. "I think everybody here should be proud the way we battled". The Senators will have another chance to clinch the series in Boston on Sunday.

"Absolutely - one hundred percent", he said.

Trailing 2-0 after the Senators scored in the opening minute of the second, Boston scored twice to tie things up.

NY coach Alain Vigneault confirmed Tuesday that D Ryan McDonagh, RW Jesper Fast, RW Rick Nash and RW Mats Zuccarello will not play, along with possibly several other players.

The Sens went 2-1 against the Rangers this season.

Pastrnak took responsibility for what looked like a rare competent call from the on-ice officials in the series after hauling down MacArthur in the Boston zone, and looked pretty upset after watching his team fall from the penalty box.

The Capitals are 4-6 in the last 10 contests when they were playing the second of back-to-back games, according to the OddsShark NHL Database. Bruins C David Krejci was out with a lower-body injury sustained in Game 5.

- The Bruins lost all three games at home in the series. Known as an offensive defenceman he has increasingly been a liability at the back, letting players past and positionally all over the shop. D Fredrik Claesson was added to the lineup. Ottawa LW Viktor Stalberg, a game-time decision after the skate, dressed, as did Tommy Wingels, in for his second game.

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