"As a series goes on it gets more intense, more pressure-filled, just more fun", Turris said Tuesday after Ottawa took a 2-1 series lead Monday night with a 4-3 overtime win. It's going to probably be the most intense game of the series so far. Backes' shot zipped through the netminder's five-hole to make it a 3-2 game at 6:47. "He never needs to practice", Boucher said.
It's early, of course, but after the opening three games of the playoffs, Ryan has two goals and two assists - more points than he registered in his final 14 regular season games - and is tied with Senators teammates Derick Brassard and Kyle Turris for seventh in the playoff scoring race.
"That's the National Hockey League", said Boucher.
Nash, meanwhile, said "it was pretty selfish of me" to take the penalty against Ryan. So you have to move forward and learn from what just happened. But the 19-year-old speedster with terrific instincts has looked extremely comfortable skating directly into the National Hockey League playoffs, having done so after playing a mere four games in Providence following his jump to the pro game from Boston University. This time however, it's in enemy territory, the Ottawa Senators head to Boston. "But knowing where is on the ice, pushing him to the outside, taking good angles, I think we're capable of that". "But, again, those are all things we'll sort through in the morning".
Game 4 is Wednesday night at TD Garden in Boston. The Senators should have put it away long before it got to that stage, but neither team could get the victor in the third so they were forced to do the extra work for the second straight game to determine which team would take advantage in the series.
The Bruins left the ice Monday feeling they were the victims of a bad call that led to Ottawa's winning goal. "We haven't been practicing, we've been kind of easing up and we thought we'd switch it up, get a little bit of a sweat, a little bit of a tune-up on some systems stuff, nothing too insane".
"Once they call it (the penalty), our job is to kill it", Cassidy said.
The Senators started the overtime with the man advantage as the Bruins took a delay of game penalty with 12.5 seconds remaining in regulation. "I had that injury for the better part of a month and sometimes when you're doing that, it allows you to recharge your batteries", he said. "You know you can't make that play".
Playing from behind can be particularly troublesome against a team like the Senators that plays a rigid neutral zone trap and clogs the middle of the ice.
"We were expecting that. We want to tie things up in the series and make it a best-of-3 going back to Ottawa (on Friday)". Boston's Tim Schaller, a recipient of Methot's last cheap shot, finds himself in the box too.
First, Acciari, who returned from injury, got Boston on the board on a tip-in off a miss by John- Michael Liles.
Karlsson's long pass was right to a breaking Hoffman, who deked and scored with one hand on his stick, slipping the puck just by Rask. "That was an incredible pass", he said.
Auston Matthews and Nazem Kadri each had a goal and an assist, and William Nylander also scored for Toronto.