Senators aim for more of same vs. Bruins

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From that point, it was all Boston.

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. Ottawa defenceman Cody Ceci was still marvelling about captain Erik Karlsson's "saucer pass" to Mike Hoffman for Monday's first goal.

Game 4 is Wednesday night in Boston. 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. "I've played a long time and this is my first overtime victor and it feels great".

The series is tied 1-1 and Game 3 is Monday night in Boston.

Unless there are some unforeseen circumstances, interim coach Bruce Cassidy is planning on playing Colin Miller with John-Michael Liles and Tommy Cross will come out of the lineup.

Boston's Tuuka Rask and Ottawa's Craig Anderson have been disappointing in net.

Ottawa seemed to be cruising in the second period following Hoffman's second goal of the night off a power play to make it 3-0.

The Senators managed to get the crowd back into the game as MacArthur tied it on the power play with his first goal since April 19, 2015. Tuukka Rask stopped 25 shots. He particularly spoke at length about Marchand, who has been slowed down considerably on offense since scoring the game-winner in Game 1. But the Capitals generated few shots or scoring chances beyond the goals, and the Maple Leafs pushed back with Matthews' first goal of the series.

Overall, Rask has faced just nine shots from the high-danger area at even strength, stopping all of them, while allowing two goals on 10 shots from the medium-danger area.

Perhaps scared stiff by the drubbing, the Bruins responded and scored three times before the end of the period to knot the score 3-3 heading into the final frame.

Neither team has appeared willing to give an inch in the offensive zone - and it's not in the Senators' DNA to start taking risks, most definitely not in the playoffs - but something's gotta give. The Bruins, down 2-1 after three games, know they have to make Karlsson work a whole lot harder for everything he's getting.

If they have any hope of pulling ahead for good, they'll have to pick their spots and try to generate some action in the middle of the ice.

Mark Borowiecki remains the lone injury for the Sens in the series after leaving Game #2 midway through the first period but head coach Guy Boucher mentioned earlier today that he is continuing to progress.

The Bruins' blue line is depleted with injuries.

Miller, who was injured in Game 1 against the Ottawa Senators, said Wednesday morning he is ready to play in Game 4. Eric Karlsson and the Sens roared to life not too soon after, Karlsson had a tremendous individual shift that had Derrick Brassard wide open after drawing everyone to him, and the game was tied. His.892 save percentage in three games is a bit concerning, but he's a historically solid netminder in the playoffs and will very likely bounce back.

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