Senators survive another OT to advance in National Hockey League playoffs

It also helped Ottawa that captain Erik Karlsson was the best player on the ice the entire series - along with goaltender Craig Anderson, who made timely saves when he needed to in order to win the series.

Drew Stafford and Patrice Bergeron scored for the Bruins, with Brad Marchand assisting on both goals. "We were able to find a way to come out here and make it go to overtime again". "That's all we did".

THINGS I THINK I THUNK: With Mark Borowiecki out, Marc Methot has picked up his physical play. "I've just been trying to stick with it and be patient, and you know it's slowly coming".

It was a six-game series that saw the Bruins skate without three-quarters of their top four defense corps from the regular season, and without David Krejci for all but two games of the series. It definitely stings right now to be standing here and talking about it but like I said, ups and downs.

"We got that goal to tie it, we had them on their heels and just couldn't get another one", Cassidy said. For much of the year, I said that the puck-moving Colin Miller is a guy that the Bruins should protect given his potential and where this league is trending. Thanks to Williams' goal 1:04 into overtime, the Presidents' Trophy winners go to Toronto for Game 6 on Sunday with a chance to advance to face the defending Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins in the second round. They were on the road to ruin for a third straight season, lethargic and giving away points before Cassidy was promoted to bench boss in place of the fired Claude Julien.

Asked if he wants to return as Bruins' coach, Cassidy said: "Absolutely, 100 per cent". "And what players will be here will be determined by management". Fans of both the Senators and the Rangers are excited to see the two teams play against each other in the post-season. Ryan, who was all over the ice for the Sens in the series, popped one past Rask and five minutes later Kyle Turris also beat the B's netminder. It stayed that way until Bergeron tied it about two minutes into the third. "So, it's a tough question to answer", Cassidy said.

But all of that was replaced with what looked like overriding guilt and emotion after the winger had taken a holding call on Clarke MacArthur in overtime that led to Ottawa's game-winning PP goal in a 3-2 win in Game 6 at TD Garden that officially eliminated the Black and Gold from the postseason. "It's never going to be an easy ride".

Johansson pulled Washington even at 1-1 with less than eight minutes to go in the third period after Auston Matthews broke a scoreless.

Game 5 is Tuesday night in Houston. It's disappointing, but we've got to move on. Its get ready to work for the next game. "We've worked all year and all summer to get back into this position, and now we're here".

Andersen was sharp with 34 saves. You know, Kuraly did a great job last game. "They get a bounce and we've got to find a way to regroup". I think every game was a one-goal game, so it was a hard-fought series and just didn't go out way. "We were climbing uphill when he took over and we made our way in".

Karlsson wanted to play the final few games of the season for a chance to catch San Jose Sharks defenseman Brent Burns, who led all defensemen with 76 points in 82 games.