Senators beat Bruins in OT, tie series
Dion Phaneuf scored at 1:59 of overtime and the Senators rallied for a 4-3 victory over the Bruins on Saturday in Ottawa, Ontario.
Phaneuf, a 12-year veteran, scored the winner from the point as Alex Burrows provided a screen.
“It feels great to do it here in front of our fans, it’s just incredible,” Phaneuf said. “I’ve played a long time and this is my first overtime winner and it feels great. I tried to get as much on it and luckily it found a way through.”
The Senators rallied from a 3-1 deficit after the second period with two goals to force overtime.
The Eastern Conference series is tied 1-1 and Game 3 is Monday night in Boston.
Clarke MacArthur, Chris Wideman and Derick Brassard also scored for the Senators. Craig Anderson made 26 saves.
Drew Stafford, Tim Schaller and Patrice Bergeron scored for the Bruins. Tuukka Rask stopped 25 shots.
The Senators started the overtime with the man advantage when Bruins captain Zdeno Chara took a delay of game penalty by shooting the puck over the glass with 12.5 seconds remaining in regulation.
Trailing 3-1 to start the third, the Senators scored twice in a span of 2:20 to tie the game.
Wideman, with his first playoff goal, made it 3-2 with a goal from the point and Brassard, off a great pass from Erik Karlsson, tied the game at 7:48 off a one-timer.
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