Bruins play for their playoff lives Sunday afternoon in Boston

Taylor Byrd
April 25, 2017

"It (retirement) is something everyone's going to have to deal with one day", said the 32-year-old forward, who was injured in the fourth game of last season and didn't come back until four games left in this one.

MacArthur was more than the overtime hero in the 3-2 decision over the Bruins. Boucher said he didn't think this series would be easy by any stretch of the imagination and he knew the club wasn't going to remain 100% healthy once the puck was dropped.

The defenseman revealed the injury to reporters after the Senators' 3-2 overtime win in Game 6 on Sunday.

Playing in only his 11th National Hockey League game, Kuraly scored the tying goal from behind the net as the Bruins completed a comeback from two goals down, and then had the victor on a rebound past Craig Anderson. But the most telling stat of all was that each game in the series was decided by one goal. The Capitals advanced by beating the Toronto Maple Leafs 2-1 in overtime on Sunday, winning the series 4-2.

It's time to win or go home for the Boston Bruins. I thought we did a good job at that.

Drew Stafford and Patrice Bergeron scored for Boston. The B's will send Tuukka Rask to the crease here as he will face off against Craig Anderson as both goaltenders will be out for a better performance after game five had plenty of scoring and veered away from the game plan that both of these teams usually implement.

Rask said he was proud of the resolve the Bruins displayed after longtime coach Claude Julien was sacked on February 7 and replaced by interim Bruce Cassidy.

The only other time the Blueshirts faced the expansion-era Senators in the playoffs was in the first round of the 2012 tournament, when the Rangers came back from a 3-2 series deficit to move on. "We're not going to get ahead of ourselves now".

"I thought we hung in there through some injuries, some things that didn't go our way, we thought we might have scored earlier, and we just kept playing and we were able to get one".

"Absolutely", Cassidy said of wanting to return as head coach. They were 18 seconds away from losing the other one if not for some late-game (and overtime) heroics from Radulov to set up the tying goal in the closing seconds then score the victor early in overtime. Borowiecki brings the physical element that's needed in the post-season, Pyatt is one of Boucher's favourites and plays big minutes in pretty much every situation except the power play, while the experienced Stalberg has been a solid addition from the Carolina Hurricanes at the deadline. Bobby Ryan persisted in frustrating the Bruins as he redirected a Derick Brassard shot from the point into the net at 3:26. Before joining the group hug, Ryan fetched the souvenir puck for his good buddy to remember what should be the new biggest goal of his life. Because of the way the playoff brackets work, Ottawa will be the home team and host Games 1 and 2 as well as possibly Games 5 and 7. "Next shot wins. Let's get back to business, '" Anderson said. In the playoffs, they scored 2.50 goals per game and averaged 31.2 shots. They were on display in their six-game first-round exit at the hands of the New York Rangers. Of course, anything can happen in a one or two game sample so these numbers might not matter, but it's nice to see that Ottawa has been the better team in terms of chances to score.

"Ovi's a horse", Game 5 hero Williams said, according to the Associated Press (via ESPN.com). D Fredrik Claesson was added to the lineup.

"You've been off for a couple of years and you're thinking, 'Yeah, I should make this play, ' or, 'I should be able to do that, '" he said.

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