The Ottawa Senators were all smiles Sunday.
No, they don't. And if you saw MacArthur celebrate his goal - the first of four for Ottawa on Saturday in a 4-3 win that means the Senators don't head to Boston in a two-game hole - you could tell.
When writing a gamer, it can be tough to find just the right verb.
The Senators regain home ice advantage in the series.
But in the third, defenceman Chris Wideman sent a weak shot through traffic past Rask to pull the Senators within a goal.
The Ottawa Senators would love to regain home ice advantage with a victory while also taking a 2-1 series lead.
"When he raised his arms I think the whole city did at the same time", Senators coach Guy Boucher said.
"We know it's the Stanley Cup playoffs, there's going to be a lot of energy in the building, for us we have to stay focused on the right things". He's given his team a chance to win both games, and they were 17 seconds away from doing just that.
"The whole city's kind of been having to listen to me the last couple of years trying to make comebacks and what-not and to get that ovation was just, wow, probably be the best moment I have in hockey". "For us, it's not about what's happened in the past, it's about the present".More news: Demetrious Johnson is throwing his hat into the "I'll fight Connor" ring
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The Bruins said they were conscious of a push back from the Senators in the third period.
With the 4-3 loss, Boston now trails in the series 2-1.
Then, just 42 seconds later, a frightful gaffe by Ottawa's Ryan all but gift-wrapped Boston's second goal.
Not long after Hoffman gave the Senators what should have been a comfortable lead with a power-play goal 3:42 into the second period, the Bruins responded with two goals in a span of 42 seconds. Robbie Ross Jr. got two outs with the bases loaded in the 7th and the Sox leading 4-2, thanks to a two-run single by Andrew Benintendi before handing the ball over to rookie Ben Taylor, who gave up a run scoring single to Steven Souza but nothing else. He was able to tip a shot by John-Michael Liles by Anderson to at least get the crowd back into the game.
This season, Krejci has put up 23 goals and 54 points over a fully healthy 82-game year, so getting him back in the lineup will be especially helpful.
The Senators, after coughing up a three-goal lead in the second period, put all those bad memories behind them. The B's had only one shot on goal over the final 16:18 of the first period.
The veteran center sat out the first two games of the series with the injury but appears good to go for Game 3 in Boston.
The way they opened the scoring will be on every highlight reel in Canada. By dumping pucks in deep and beating him to them in the corners - a tactic first employed with success by the Chicago Blackhawks midway through the 2013 Stanley Cup final, which turned the series in their favor for good - Ottawa will look to keep Chara twisting, turning and reaching with his stick. areas in which he's not almost as effective as when he's burying forwards along the walls, clearing the front of the net or head-manning a pass to an onrushing forward in the neutral zone.