Phaneuf scores in OT as Senators tie series against Bruins

You couldn't help but feel the emotion in the building rise when MacArthur scored his first goal in almost two years on the power play to tie it up at 10:57 of the second. "But whether it was a little bounce (of the puck), or I put maybe too much on it. those things happen".

Drew Stafford, Tim Schaller and Patrice Bergeron scored for Boston.

Stat of the Night: Goalie Tuukka Rask has now lost seven straight playoff games when he's surrendered 4 or more goals. The Senators, outplayed for two periods and down 3-1, had ferociously battled back, led by the great Erik Karlsson from his defense position, to force OT.

Trailing 3-1 to start the third the Senators scored twice in a span of 2:28 to tie the game, sending the 18,629 on hand at Canadian Tire Centre into a frenzy. But like they have in nearly every game since Bruce Cassidy took over for Claude Julien in February, the Bruins adjusted and put forth what was probably their best period of a five-frame sample. Karlsson set him up perfectly for a one-timer to tie the game, 3-3.

"I think definitely (improvements are needed) in the way we take care of the puck", Marchand said Friday. No matter where we play we're a good hockey team, home or on the road. They're not going to give up. On the positive side Joe Morrow got thrown in there and did a nice job for us.

The Bruins anticipated a push back from the Senators, but were disappointed at letting the two-goal lead slip away.

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.

With the Bruins pushing, Viktor Stalberg blocked a shot, but the rebound went right to Stafford, who hammered it past Anderson to open the scoring at 9:47.

The Senators challenged the goal believing the play was offside, but a lengthy review upheld the goal. He fired it by Rask from the slot, raised his arms in the air and the crowd went wild to help him celebrate his first goal since April 19, 2015. "We hope he'll come around, but I guess I should say it's not looking good for him".

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

After the game, an ecstatic Boucher praised MacArthur for his will and perseverance, calling the goal "one of the most special moments I've lived as a coach", according to TSN's Brent Wallace.

Boston re-took the lead when Anderson misplayed the puck with Dominick Moore bearing down, allowing Schaller to score shorthanded over a sprawled Anderson. After generating a massive advantage in shots on goal in Game 1, chances were fairly even on Saturday, with the Blues getting a late goal to win 2-1.

Adam McQuaid left with an upper body injury, and did not return. The Sens also went down a defender after Mark Borowiecki fell awkwardly into the boards and hobbled off the ice in the first. Fresh out of Boston University and with just four games of AHL experience on his resume, the 19-year-old McAvoy turned in an eye-opening National Hockey League debut, playing 24-plus minutes while paired with captain Zdeno Chara.



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