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Boston Bruins vs. Ottawa Senators - 4/19/17 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Ottawa Senators defenseman Dion Phaneuf is congratulated by teammate Ottawa Senators right wing Mark Stone on his goal during overtime of game two NHL Stanley Cup hockey playoff action against the B Bruins let lead slip away
Montrelle Montesinos | 21 Abril, 2017, 16:36

But the only score that matters to both teams is the one on the scoreboard after the final whistle sounds and, in that regard, the Ottawa Senators are breathing a little easier.

Ottawa Senators right wing Bobby Ryan (9) beats Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask (40) for the game winning goal during overtime in Game 3 of a first-round NHL hockey playoff series in Boston, Monday, April 17, 2017. "I just tried to get it up 18 inches and I got lucky that I did".

The New York Rangers have been terrific on the road all season (their 27-12-2 record away from MSG was tops in the NHL), and that continued in Games 1 and 2 of their series against the Canadiens.

Both coaches took different approaches to preparing for tonight's 7:30 p.m. showdown at TD Garden. Through the first two games, the Sens have outshot the Bruins 56-54 (but trail 96-95 in 5-on-5 shot attempts), surrendered only one power play goal and hold an 86-80 edge in hits.

Clarke MacArthur, Chris Wideman and Derick Brassard also scored for the Senators and Craig Anderson made 26 saves.

The only really important thing to note from this period was that Adam McQuaid left the game around 6 minutes into the period and did not return. "But it's too bad we fell short".

Ryan scored the victor on a power play 5:43 into overtime as the Ottawa Senators beat the Boston Bruins 4-3 on Monday night to take a 2-1 lead in their Eastern Conference quarter-final series. Excluding the goal a team gets for a shootout win, the Senators have outscored the Bruins 20-14 this season but five games have been decided by one goal, another two by just two.

Game 4 Wednesday night would be a great time for this start. But at the same time I think we can do a much better job making sure that he doesn't get to play his game as much as he wants to. "And then [Monday night] I thought they did". He particularly spoke at length about Marchand, who has been slowed down considerably on offense since scoring the game-winner in Game 1.

Now the Bruins have to play desperate hockey Wednesday night.

But, on home ice, the Bruins didn't give up, and the Senators couldn't tighten up. 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.

Hoffman broke in behind a sleeping Boston defence for a breakaway and scored at the seven minute 15-second mark, using his long reach on a deke to slide the puck past Rask. Ottawa added another goal early in the second before Boston produced a dramatic comeback. Boston is hoping to get rookie rearguard Brandon Carlo and perhaps fourth line energy guy/agitator Noel Acciari back for Game 3, but it doesn't look like their best offensive defensemen, Torey Krug, will be ready. Instead, the Bruins have had a hard time because more than half of their defense has been crippled by the injury bug.