Sean Kuraly makes his mark in Game 5

But when all was said and done, it was a disappointing way to end the season, and they have no one to blame but themselves. How will the upcoming expansion draft affect the roster?

MacArthur, who missed all but the last four regular-season games after suffering a concussion in training camp, scored the victor on a power play 6:30 into overtime Sunday as the Ottawa Senators beat the Boston Bruins 3-2 to win their Eastern Conference quarter-final series in six games.

Kuraly scooped in a loose puck to end the game as Ottawa's lead in the best-of-seven first-round playoff series is now 3-2.

Rask said he was proud of the resolve the Bruins displayed after longtime coach Claude Julien was sacked on February 7 and replaced by interim Bruce Cassidy.

Through the first three-quarters of the campaign, the Norris Trophy was Brent Burns' to lose, but it's a good thing awards aren't decided before all 82 games are played.

Even with the loss of players like Krug, Carlo and McQuaid, the Bruins received a major boost from the arrival of McAvoy, as the top prospect entrenched himself on the team's top defensive pairing with Zdeno Chara and never looked back.

The Rangers have six players from that series still on the roster, including Chris Kreider, who made his National Hockey League debut in Game 3 of the series.

David Pastrnak was off for holding at the time of the goal.

The difference so far has been the power play, where the Capitals are 5 for 15 and the Maple Leafs are 3 for 17.

Stone had scored on a breakaway for the only goal of the first period. Noel Acciari nearly certainly won himself a full-time job in Boston next season with his gritty, nose-to-the-grindstone play. The game didnt end until 11:46 p.m. Friday when forward Boston Sean Kuraly scored the victor after the club lost a faceoff in its own zone and just about everything went wrong. I think they're well conditioned. "They scored on a lucky bounce. but after that we don't panic, we stay focused, we stay the same, we stay on the same program that we want to do.We had pretty good chances after that and finally (Johansson) scored and tied it".

They'll need that boost again Saturday in Game 2. They get a bounce and weve got to find a way to regroup.”.

"This gives me an opportunity for sure and I'm very thankful for that".

But there is a flip side to every coin.

Now, the Senators will prepare to face the New York Rangers in the second-round in a a playoff series that could get under way as early as Thursday at the Canadian Tire Centre after winger Clarke MacArthur scored on the power play at 6:30 of OT to give the club the win.

"We know we're looked at to score goals and produce", Brad Marchand said. Yet, there he was on Sunday ... drawing a penalty in overtime and then scoring on the ensuing power play to help the Senators advance beyond the Boston Bruins. There were a lot of penalties whether it was late in games or in overtime.

So yes, there will certainly be changes.

Center Ryan Spooner will be a restricted free agent this summer, but it's hard to imagine him coming back now. His team walked away from his salary arbitration award.

- The Bruins lost all three games at home in the series. Karlsson. That's who. And it's because of plays such as that he's become one of the most exciting players in the league right now.