Best of NHL playoffs: Sunday
After 56 games in these playoffs, the wait was over on Sunday.
The first double-overtime game was here.
And it almost didn’t happen.
Captain Daniel Alfreddson scored a short-handed goal with 29
seconds left in the game to force overtime, then Colin Greening hit
a rebound home at 7:39 of double overtime as the Senators stunned
the Penguins 2-1 at Scotiabank Place.
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The Senators picked up their first win of the series and now
trail 2-1 with Game 4 on Wednesday.
Working overtime in Boston, too?
The Bruins posted a dominant 5-2 win over the New York Rangers
to pull ahead to two games to none in the Eastern Conference
semifinals on Sunday night.
But Jaromir Jagr didn’t see that fact as enough to warrant
a night off.
The forward is in the midst of a playoff scoring drought that
dates back to his time with the Philadelphia Flyers, and it’s
possible he’s hoping to contribute more to the B’s
through the rest of the series.
Jagr was seen on the ice at TD Garden around 8 p.m., more than
three hours after the Bruins’ win over the Rangers, in front
of 17,565 empty seats practicing alone in a Bruins beanie hat.
Bruins now in overtime. Almost 8 pm, Jagr on ice, practicing
alone with building all but empty.
Kevin Paul Dupont (@GlobeKPD)
Light that large lamp!
Imagine if this light was behind Craig Anderson.
Fun stuff was going down in Pittsburgh while their Penguins hit
the road for Game 3 against the Ottawa Senators.
Every time the Penguins score now in the playoffs, this
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FYI, that’s the Gulf Tower for those keeping tabs at home.
Welcome to the party, Rick Nash
Rick Nash took nine games to join the playoff party.
The New York Rangers star led the team with 21 goals in the
regular season, and after being unable to find the back of the net
in a seven-game opening-round series against the Washington
Capitals, he finally made due in Game 2 against the Bruins.
But the Rangers lost 5-2 to fall into a 2-0 hole against Boston.
Fortunately for Nash, his tally was of highlight-reel fashion.