Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Bruins vs Senators game 3 summary

Ottawa Senators @ Boston Bruins, Game 3 recap video, on April 17, 2017.
Senators blow big lead, end up winning in overtime
Last night, the Senators got out to a big 3-0 lead but the Bruins managed to tie it up 3-3 in the third period. The game went to overtime and the Senators got a gift power-play, when it should have been matching penalties, and were able to score on it to win the game 4-3.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Senators Mike Hoffman scored, giving the Senators a 1-0 lead. Less than a minute later, Senators Derick Brassard scored, giving the Senators a 2-0 lead.

In the second period, Senators Mike Hoffman scored a power-play goal, giving the Senators a 3-0 lead. Later, Bruins Noel Acciari scored his 1st goal of the playoffs, cutting the Senators lead to 3-1. Only 42 seconds later, Bruins David Backes scored his 1st goal of the playoffs, cutting the Senators lead to 3-2. Later, Bruins David Pastrnak scored his 1st goal of the playoffs, a power-play goal tying the game 3-3.

In the third period, no scoring happened.

In overtime, Senators Bobby Ryan scored a power-play goal, winning the game for the Senators 4-3.

Game notes
Bruins Tuukka Rask played in net and made 28 saves on 32 shots. Rask is now 1-2 with a 2.89 GAA and a .898 save percentage in the playoffs.

The Bruins led the game in hits 44-38. The Senators led the game with a 55% faceoff percentage and shots 32-20. Both teams had 16 blocked shots. The Bruins went 1-for-3 on the power-play while the Senators went 2-for-4.

Patrice Bergeron and Kevan Miller led the Bruins with 4 shots each. Kevan Miller led the Bruins with 8 hits.

Matt Beleskey, Brandon Carlo, Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson, Jimmy Hayes, Torey Krug, Sean Kuraly, Adam McQuaid, Colin Miller and Malcolm Subban were scratched for the Bruins.

Three stars of the game
1) Senators forward Mike Hoffman
2) Senators forward Bobby Ryan
3) Senators defenseman Erik Karlsson

Onto the next one
The Senators now lead the series 2-1. Game 4 is in Boston, on Wednesday, at 7:30pm ET.

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