Phaneuf scores in OT as Senators tie series against Bruins

Boston's injury-riddled roster and lack of depth were on display in the loss. The Senators hold a 2-1 lead in the series with those wins and all three games have been decided by 1 goal.

No, the Senators weren't flawless by any stretch of the imagination in Game 2 when they erased a two-goal deficit to help set up defenceman Dion Phaneuf's game-winning goal, but they took steps in the right direction and the message from coach Guy Boucher on Sunday was that there are still areas the club needs to work on.

The Senators jumped out to a 3-0 lead less than five minutes into the second period.

After only registering three shots on net in the first period, the Bruins found themselves down 3-0 just a few minutes into the second period after a power play goal from Ottawa's Mike Hoffman 3:42 into the period.

The Senators look to grab a stranglehold on their first round Eastern Conference quarterfinal series with the Boston Bruins after winning each of the last two games, and now have a chance to head home with an opportunity to win the series in Ottawa.

Allen has stopped 114 of 117 shots in the series for a.974 save percentage. They also controlled much of Game 1, outshooting the Predators 29-20, albeit with numerous attempts coming from outside.

Then, the Bruins finally cashed in on Pastrnak's goal with Dion Phaeneuf in the penalty box for slashing.

First it was Noel Acciari, playing in his first playoff game for Boston, deflecting a shot past Anderson. Adjustments are made, however, just because he hasn't been completely satisfied with the way the Senators have played in the first two games, they're not about to throw in wrench in the game plan. That was the end of Matsui's reign; he went 2-for-12 the rest of the series as the Red Sox went on to complete the greatest comeback in baseball history.

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Auston Matthews and Nazem Kadri each had a goal and an assist, and William Nylander also scored for Toronto. That didn't happen on Monday night once the Bruins fell down by a couple of goals early in the game. Braden Holtby made 48 saves before being beaten on the overtime victor.

The Bruins were a decent team at home this season, going 23-17-1 in their own building.

The black and gold would go into the locker room down 2-0.

On the whole, it's been an uncharacteristically quiet performance for Marchand, who scored 85 points in 80 regular season games.

Neither team scored in the third, but Bobby Ryan's power-play goal at the 5:43 mark in OT sealed it for the Sens. "There's probably a lot more words, but they called it".

The Leafs pulled back within one when Kadri fired through traffic from the point to beat Holtby with 4:47 left in the middle period.

I said yesterday in the preview that it would come down to goaltending, and in a series where both goalies have struggled and have sub-.900 save percentages, it might be Craig Anderson's third period stop on David Backes at the lip of the crease that made the difference.

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