Boston Bruins vs. Ottawa Senators - 4/19/17 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

"My experience is the games get tougher and tougher, urgency grows on both parties, and it will just be great hockey".

"I think it was pretty selfish of me", he said.

That loud sigh of relief you heard Monday came from the TD Garden after the Senators blew a three-goal lead in the second period and managed to skate away with a 4-3 overtime win to take a 2-1 first-round series lead over the Boston Bruins.

The Boston Bruins will receive a boost to their blue line on Wednesday night with the return of Colin Miller.

The three goals were scored on just seven shots in the period, the Bruins with just 10 through two.

In other words, every game has been a battle, and Game 4 should be no different.

"I always say that you make your money during the season, but you make your reputation in the playoffs, and right now he's showing everybody that he's a gamer", Boucher said.

It was still a poor decision on Nash's part to retaliate the way that he did - even if the refs had called Ryan's check, a power play for the Boston would have been negated by Nash's jab - and after the game the Bruins forward called his actions "selfish". "That's an All-World play", said interim coach Bruce Cassidy.

Portland's Nurkic out Game 2, Warriors' Durant questionable
Durant's absence forced everyone from Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson to David West and Andre Iguodala to shoulder heavier loads. Counting last season's 4-1 victory in the Western semifinals, Golden State has beaten Portland in 11 of the past 12 contests.

He did, and his team, which is severely short-handed on defense, now faces a virtual must-win. His points helped build Ottawa's 3-0 lead, but Boston came back in Game 3 to force overtime. Definitely not good enough. After that it tightened up, we were a bit on our heels but we found a way to not give them too much.

"We didn't play the full 60 minutes again", said captain Erik Karlsson.

And completing a night of all-overtime hockey, the Anaheim Ducks and Calgary Flames also needed sudden death to decide things in Calgary last night, and Corey Perry made the Flames pay for blowing a three goal lead in regulation, scoring the game victor in OT to give the Ducks a 5-4 win and putting Calgary on the brink of elimination, down now three games to none.

"Rest is a weapon", the coach said. And it will be playoffs over for a Bruins team that needs to turn things around. Tripping, slashing, those infractions are more obvious and it's usually clear that just one player is the guilty party. "We'll have to look at that".

"It's going to be a battle".

With the 4-3 loss, Boston now trails in the series 2-1. "You know you can't make that play".

At the outset of the Bruins-Senators playoff series, it was a given that Ottawa defenseman and two-time Norris Trophy victor Erik Karlsson was the biggest, most risky individual talent on either team.

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