While they’ve outshot the Bruins, and are almost equal in shot attempts, many of those shots have come outside the home plate area (widely considered to be the danger zone), which isn’t good enough when facing a goalie of Rask’s calibre.
The Leafs have now taken home ice advantage from the Caps, as they head to Toronto for games 3 and 4.
The assist was the second of the game for Karlsson.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) – Ryan Getzlaf scored the tiebreaking power-play goal with 4:46 to play on a freaky deflection off Lance Bouma’s skate, and Anaheim took a 2-0 lead in their first-round playoff series.
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.
Game 4 of the best-of-seven first round set will take place Wednesday night back at the Garden (7:30 p.m., NESN, USA). Ottawa added another goal early in the second before Boston produced a dramatic comeback.
Noel Acciari, David Backes and David Pastrnak answered for the Bruins in their second straight three-goal second period. They were down three goals, they had nothing to lose and they went for it and scored two quick goals. And those two teams would be the Bruins and Celtics.
Boston tries to kill a penalty, allows two shots to ring off the iron, kills the penalty, has a vulnerable minute, and Dion Phaneuf capitalizes and ties the series with a game victor from the point.
The Senators rallied from a 3-1 deficit with a two-goal third period to force overtime.
Erik Karlsson. Ottawa’s captain made himself known in Game 2 with one of the slickest playoff assists you’ll ever see.
Hoffman’s power-play snipe 3:42 into the second put the Sens ahead 3-0.
MacArthur tied it on the power play with his first goal since April 19, 2015.
Exahust (ion) problems: Already missing three starting defensemen, the Bruins saw Adam McQuaid exit in the first period after just 2 minutes and 47 seconds of ice time after the burly blue liner suffered an upper body injury.
DUCKS: Anaheim reassigned left wing Ondrej Kase to its AHL affiliate in San Diego, likely clearing room for Nick Ritchie to make his playoff debut.
Drafted 151st overall by the Los Angeles Kings in 2012, Miller skated for the OHL’s Sault Ste. Karlsson was not on the ice for Monday’s morning skate.
“As we move along, in my experience, the games get tougher and tougher and the urgency grows on both parties”, coach Guy Boucher said.
Coming off back-to-back overtime wins, the Ottawa Senators are in position to take command of their opening round National Hockey League playoff series against the Boston Bruins. Boston Marathon finishers were asked to rise for the cameras during a first-period timeout. It’s been part of their strategy all season to grab the lead and then trap trap trap, although the Bruins have been able to break through the traps and get back in the game.