Sean Kuraly's game-winning backhander in the second overtime clinched a 3-2 Bruins win over the Senators Friday night, cutting Ottawa’s lead to 3-2 in the best-of-seven Eastern Conference playoff series.A Bruins loss on Friday would have left the team and the city of Boston heartbroken. The Bruins had two golden opportunities to secure the win in the first overtime, but came up empty.First, Boston's Noel Acciari appeared to score the winner, but the goal was waved off because of goalie interference. The play was reviewed by officials in Toronto and was deemed inconclusive.Surprise surprise, the Bruins get robbed in overtime.
Ottawa's Jean-Gabriel Pageau slid across the crease to keep a David Backes shot from crossing the line. It appeared Pageau may have closed his hand on the puck in the crease, which would have led to a penalty shot, but officials decided the video wasn't clear enough.Another look at Pageau’s stop in the crease, denying a goal.The Bruins found themselves trailing 2-0 early in the second period, but goals David Pastrnak and Kuraly knotted the game at 2-2. It's the second time this series the Bruins have battled back from two or more goals down. In Game 3, Boston overcame a 3-0 deficit to win.Despite the win, Boston lost center David Krejci to a lower-body injury when he was checked by Ottawa's Chris Wideman in the first period. It was a knee-to-knee hit that forced Krejci to get helped to the locker room. He did not return.
The Los Angeles Kings have promoted longtime assistant John Stevens to head coach, the team announced Sunday.Stevens will replace Darryl Sutter after the former coach was fired, along with and general manager Dean Lombardi, on April 10. The Lombardi/Sutter duo delivered the only two Stanley Cups in the franchise's history but were relieved of their duties after Los Angeles finished this season 39-35-8 and eight points out of a playoff spot."John and I had very productive dialogue this last week in relation to his head coaching philosophy and specifically how he would implement a strategy to activate our players offensively while maintaining the defensive philosophies we have come to be known for," vice president and general manager Rob Blake said in a statement.
The payback of Sean Kuraly\'s game-winning