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Phaneuf scores in OT as Senators tie series against Bruins

20 April 2017

And in Saturday's second encounter, it was the Bruins who coughed up a two-goal lead in the third period that allowed the Senators to skate off with a 4-3 overtime win.

Boucher knows his team yielded three goals in the second period in each of the past two games but said the Senators didn't play poorly as the Bruins rallied to tie Monday night. Dion Phaneuf then scored just two minutes into OT to give Ottawa the victory.

Overtime_7, Ottawa, Phaneuf 1 (Stone), 1:59. "I tried to get as much on it and luckily it found a way through".

Ottawa goaltender Craig Anderson made a great glove save off a tough shot by Kevan Miller.

Drew Stafford, Tim Schaller and Patrice Bergeron provided the offence for the Bruins.

Turris then got the puck to Ryan, who tipped it past Tuukka Rask as the Senators overcame blowing a 3-0 lead to recapture home-ice advantage in the best-of-seven series.

Prior to the series starting, fans and media alike were anticipating low-scoring, one-goal games but so far that's turning out to be about half right. We were 20 minutes away from being up 2-0. Boston head coach Bruce Cassidy called the ruling "terrible" but acknowledged that it was on his team to kill the penalty regardless, which they failed to do.

Chicago was shut out in consecutive playoff games for the first time since it was blanked in three straight in April 2002 against St. Louis.

"That's the way that we're going to have to play if we're going to beat these guys".

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"They're going to come out hard in their building".

If they have any hope of pulling ahead for good, they'll have to pick their spots and try to generate some action in the middle of the ice.

"It was definitely nice that we responded the way that we did". That goal for Boston came at the end of a short 5-on-3 after the Senators took back-to-back penalties.

"They capitalized on their chances but we're in here for each other and we pick each other up".

The Senators struck quickly with two goals in a span of 35 seconds in the first that left the probably left the Bruins wondering what it was going to take. It was an ironic twist for the Sens, who have prided themselves on their defensive zone play throughout the regular season yet failed at the worst possible time by turnovers and sloppiness. "I just tried to get it up 18 inches and I got lucky that I did".

Reaction from the Senators bench was just as good as the crowd's as MacArthur is respected from teammates and coaches alike.

"We still have a long way to go here and a couple more games in Boston".

Backes scooped up the loose puck and broke in all alone on Anderson to score and cut the Ottawa lead to 3-2. After the win Saturday, Boucher indicated that Borowiecki could have returned to the game, but was kept out.

Ottawa had Marc Methot back in the lineup for the first time since suffering a laceration to his pinky finger on March 23. The Bruins were missing four defensemen because of injury, Colin Miller skating in warmups but not playing.

Phaneuf scores in OT as Senators tie series against Bruins