Tip-in by Ryan lifts Senators over Bruins 4-3 in overtime

"That's the National Hockey League", said Boucher.

Asked how it felt to score the victor, Ryan said, "Great, especially because I owed one after the gaffe in the second period".

Enjoy the postseason atmosphere, Bruins fans, the Stanley Cup playoffs finally return to Boston! Game 2 started much better, as the B's jumped out to a 3-1 lead, although they ultimately lost 4-3 in overtime. "I'm feeling better and we'll see how it goes tonight".

The Senators know they've won nothing yet and there's lots of work to be done if they're going to win this series.

"Even though we fell down 3-0, we still battled back and showed some character", Rask said. We're back in Boston and it's going to be a little different atmosphere.

"I'm not going to judge them. If we're close to matching our first periods in the first two games, I think we'll be able to settle down pretty well".

After only registering three shots on net in the first period, the Bruins found themselves down 3-0 just a few minutes into the second period after a power play goal from Ottawa's Mike Hoffman 3:42 into the period. The goal came following a short 5-on-3 power play after the Senators took back-to-back penalties. "So once they call it, it's our job to kill it".

They may, but probably won't, have rookie Brandon Carlo back in the lineup. It's the playoffs and no one feels sorry for us. "We've got all our depth, and everybody else is healthy, so, if we need to use it, there'll be no need to wait, we'll do it for sure".

"Hey Sully, how'd you get that stick you have mounted up on the wall?". It's tough getting there. It's the first playoff game in Boston in three years, but something tells us the Senators will overcome a slow start and finish strong.

At this point of the season, Boucher doesn't want to confuse the players so he's not about to change the approach. But then came the bounce-back, and the first playoff overtime goal of Phaneuf's career. "We have a game plan and that's to win the game, so we're disappointed, plain and simple". "We seem to thrive on the road".

Game 4 is Wednesday night at TD Garden in Boston.

Of course, that may be because they have no other choice.

Zdeno Chara, the oft-maligned 40-year-old Bruins captain, certainly will be out to make amends for his late Game 2 gaffe, a delay of game penalty when he flung the puck over the glass with 12.5 seconds left in regulation, ultimately leading to the Senators' overtime goal that tied the series at one game each. Taking the puck at the right point, Karlsson quickly skated along the blue line and then toward the net. On Saturday, Mark Borowiecki went down with a lower-body injury. "It was nice to see a big move from him", said Karlsson. "I don't have an answer for that but it's a bad start and they took advantage of us being flat".

"Monday night's going to be the same thing", Wideman said after Sunday's practice. He had been out with a lacerated pinky finger suffered when Penguins star Sidney Crosby slashed him during a game.

But it did not take long for the Bruins to indeed catch up, scoring three times in 7:46.

"But (Marc Methot) is one of those guys". But obviously, he's got to play through it.

NOTES: After playing Game 1, C Tommy Wingels was out for Game 2 along with veterans C Chris Kelly and RW Chris Neil as well as D Fredrik Claesson. "We're blessed right now everybody is healthy".