Bruins D Miller returns for Game 4

Andrew Cummings
April 20, 2017

And, the Ottawa Senators were able to overcome a meltdown in Beantown.

The Senators struck for two goals in 25 seconds in the first period, with Karlsson setting up both. But knowing where he is on the ice and pushing him to the outside and taking good angles, I think we're capable of that and we're reinforcing that. "I knew if I stuck with it, I'd get a chance eventually".

ABOUT THE SENATORS: Forward Clarke MacArthur, who returned earlier this month after being sidelined since October 2015 due to a concussion, electrified the Ottawa fans Saturday when he scored for the first time in two years.

Both coaches took different approaches to preparing for tonight's 7:30 p.m. showdown at TD Garden.

Trailing by a trio of goals through the first 24 minutes of play, the Bruins countered off of three unanswered goals in the second period, with Noel Acciari, David Backes and David Pastrnak all lightning the lamp in the frame.

The Leafs pulled back within one when Kadri fired through traffic from the point to beat Holtby with 4:47 left in the middle period. Craig Anderson finished with 17 saves.

Mike Hoffman scored two goals and Derick Brassard added another for the Senators. We were lucky to come back the way we did. "But it's too bad we fell short".

The victor of Game 3 takes a 2-1 series lead into Wednesday night's Game 4. Bobby Ryan scored the OT victor on the power play, and he probably shouldn't have been on the ice, and definitely shouldn't have had the man advantage.

In a series where every game has been decided by a single goal, Karlsson's innate ability to exploit the Bruins defense and make plays happen offensively with his passing and hockey IQ has been a difference-maker. If the Bruins are going to even the series they need more production from Marchand.

Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask (40) looks up at Ottawa Senators center Ryan Dzingel (18) as the puck flies through the crease during the first period in Game 3 of a first-round NHL hockey playoff series in Boston, Monday, Ap. Hoffman's blast from the point by Rask, his second of the game, should have put the Senators in total control of this night.

Ottawa outshot Boston 10-3 in the period.

Toronto trailed 2-0 in the first period, and then 3-1 early in the second before Kadri and Nylander scored 4:07 apart late to tie the score in the final minute of the period.

Even Bobby Orr, the beloved former Bruin great who was among those in attendance, must have had trouble digesting what was unfolding at ice level.

Karlsson is the best defenseman on the planet.

Ottawa went on the penalty kill and David Pastrnak took advantage of the man advantage as he tied the game with help from Charlie McAvoy for Boston, raising his hand to his ear to bring the Garden crowd to their feet in a sea of cheers.

The Bruins' blue line is depleted with injuries. The Senators lead the series 2-1.

And the Bruins were not done yet.

David Backes chose to get in on the fun a minute later when he scored and sent the Garden crowd into a frenzy with them being down just by a goal.

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