Boston Bruins' Joe Morrow (45) and Ottawa Senators' Kyle Turris (7) battle for the puck during the first period in Game 6 of a first-round NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoff series, Sunday, April 23, 2017, in Boston.
The Senators lead the Eastern Conference quarter-final series 3-2.
People just wonder about some other decisions during that overtime, in particular, making it frustrating for some Bruins fans to see the season end in such a way. The B's will send Tuukka Rask to the crease here as he will face off against Craig Anderson as both goaltenders will be out for a better performance after game five had plenty of scoring and veered away from the game plan that both of these teams usually implement.
The goal was preceded by Boston right-winger David Pastrnak's holding penalty as he took down MacArthur, who scored on the rebound of Bobby Ryan's shot 36 seconds into the power play. He popped in eight goals during a 16-game postseason stint with the Ducks just prior to signing a big free-agent deal with the Bruins two seasons ago. "With only a couple of potential games left, we'd love to close this out as soon as we can".
"I think we're in a good position still, I mean we've got this lead and I'd like to think that a lot of the pressure is still on them to try and keep it alive, but they also have nothing to lose".
The B's celebrated like they had won the game, but after a lengthy review (aren't they all lengthy?), the officials ruled that the goal did not count.
"You wake up tomorrow ready to play another game and you're still kind of coming off the high of winning that game in overtime and seeing some guys make some huge plays and be super excited about that".
"I thought we hung in there through some injuries, some things that didn't go our way, we thought we might have scored earlier, and we just kept playing and we were able to get one". Kuraly's shot was initially saved, but a scrum in front of the net resulted in the puck trickling over the goal line. "It's not because we started playing differently, they just scored". "I think giving (Wideman) a little break will help him", Sens coach Guy Boucher said. "Both teams are good teams and it's a tough, hard-fought series". D Mark Borowiecki (leg) and LW Tom Pyatt (upper body) remained out.
Boston was without centre David Krejci, who left Friday's Game 5 after taking a knee-to-knee hit from Senators defenceman Chris Wideman late in the first period.
Kuraly notched his first goal of the game with 2:55 left in the middle period, as he took a pass from Backes and went behind the net. Stalberg is listed as day-to-day. C Tommy Wingels, a healthy scratch since Game 1, returned to the lineup.