Senators vs Bruins
Senators vs Bruins, Ottawa Senators vs Boston Bruins, Boston Bruins vs Ottawa Senators, Game 6 between the Ottawa Senators and Boston Bruins saw the two teams go to double overtime. An overtime winner by Sean Kuraly, who also had the game tying goal in the second period, kept the Bruins from being eliminated. Now they face another must win game on Sunday in Game 6. This time, the Bruins will have home ice advantage, as the game will be held in Boston at the TD Garden.
Ottawa lost a darn good chance to advance to the second round of the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs. They had a two goal lead over the Bruins in the second period, but blew it thanks to allowing goals to David Pastrnak and Kuraly. Mark Stone and Jean-Gabriel Pageau provided the scoring for Ottawa in Game
n the other side of the ice, the Bruins must continue what they did in Game 5. After a controversial Boston goal was overturned in overtime, they didn’t falter, winning the game later on. Tuukka Rask has been phenomenal this series and he must remain that way with a depleted blue line in front of him. A hero emerged in Kuraly. They’ll need more of their forwards to step up in Game 6 to avoid elimination.
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Date: Sunday, April 23
Start Time: 3:00 pm ET
Venue: TD Garden
Location: Boston, MA
Series Lead: Senators lead series 3-2
TV Channel: NBC
The Boston Bruins are banged up and on the ropes. It’s up to the Ottawa Senators to push them up and over on Friday.
Boston visits Ottawa for Game 5 tonight, down 3-1 in the first round series and on the verge of exiting the playoffs altogether. Bruins fans were thrilled when their team avoided a first-round dance with the Washington Capitals, but the Senators are proving they aren’t pushovers.
After a shutout win in Game 4, Ottawa must be ready to close out their division rivals in front of their home fans.
ABOUT THE SENATORS: Despite squandering a 2-0 lead, one of the bright spots in Game 5 for Ottawa was a much-anticipated goal from Stone, who notched his first career playoff tally and halted a 19-game drought overall dating to Feb. 19. The Senators managed only five shots on goal in the third period but coach Guy Boucher dismissed the notion that his team went into a protective shell. “It’s different during the regular season,” Boucher said. “We weren’t scared to lose. I thought we did a good job at that. It’s one of those games that could go either way and it didn’t go our way.”
ABOUT THE BRUINS: Kuraly played in only eight contests during the regular season and was a healthy scratch for Games 3 and 4, but coach Bruce Cassidy inserted the rookie in the lineup and he temporarily saved Boston’s season. Kuraly scored his first NHL goal late in the second period to tie the score at 2-2 before before delivering the decisive tally midway through the extra session, sweeping in a backhand off a rebound. “He was buzzing,” goaltender Tuukka Rask said. “Hardworking guy, he does the right things. … It just goes to show that when you do that you get rewarded. Great example.”