The Bruins took a 3-1 lead as the teams combined for four goals in the second period. So, for sure, a player like that isn't easy to defend.
Mike Hoffman started the scoring for the visitors with just over seven minutes expired from the clock when he slipped the puck past Rask for the 1-0 lead.
Wideman made it 3-2 with a shot from the point and Brassard, off a great pass from Erik Karlsson, tied the game at 7:48 on a one-timer. Given the success that line has enjoyed this season and the threat it poses, the Sens should be incredibly pleased they have thus far limited the damage.
His reaction is better still. That goal for Boston came at the end of a short 5-on-3 after the Senators took back-to-back penalties. "He was playing good hockey when he got hurt, so there's a good chance that he'll draw back into the lineup", coach Bruce Cassidy said.
There's a balance somewhere between those two plays of challenging Karlsson without paying him too much respect, and that's what a severely undermanned Boston group must do over the remaining game. A few well-placed checks, body bumps and where-do-you-think-you're-going? thumpers directed Karlsson's way will not only get the Bruins energized, but allow the 17,565 denizens of TD Garden to express themselves vocally in a way that can only benefit the home team.
"That's the way that we're going to have to play if we're going to beat these guys".
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He said there is potential for Borowiecki to play Monday, but noted the club has extra defencemen with Fredrik Claesson and Ben Harpur, so if there's risk involved it may be better to be cautious and give somebody else a chance.
"I was in tight and I know Tuk [Rask] is really, really, really good at taking the bottom of the net away", Ryan said of his victor, that came at the 5:43 mark of the overtime frame. He's an elite player and he plays half the game, so he's going to do damage. "There's a balance we can and that's when we're at our best".
Before the 2016-17 season began for the Ottawa Senators, left winger Bobby Ryan was touted as one of the most important skaters for this team.
Marchand isn't alone. Patrice Bergeron, who scored a goal and assist in the first two games of the series, was also quiet in Game 3. "We're looking forward to it".
In overtime, on a night where the whistles were essentially put away late, Ottawa got a gift power play as the officials somehow seemed fit to call Riley Nash with the retaliation after a play where Ryan could have easily been whistled as well with coincidental minors, or even Ryan going off solo. That didn't happen on Monday night once the Bruins fell down by a couple of goals early in the game.
Burrows should know. He was with Vancouver when the Bruins beat the Canucks to capture the 2011 Stanley Cup and saw firsthand how raucous Boston fans can get. And it will be playoffs over for a Bruins team that needs to turn things around.