Bruce Cassidy: Bruce Cassidy hopes to keep head coaching gig

"There's nothing like living in the National Hockey League and living in these playoffs", he said after scoring a power-play goal 6:30 into overtime to help visiting Ottawa beat Boston 3-2 in Game 6 on Sunday and advance to the Eastern Conference semifinals.

During the power play, it was MacArthur who scored the power play goal to win the game for the Senators 3-2 and end the series. The first one, taken by Chara, took place in Game 2; the team would then take two more throughout the series at inopportune moments, while the final three were all taken in the same period in the club's final game. Kyle Turris made it 2-1 Ottawa beating Rask with a hard wrist shot blocker side off the left post five minutes later.

It wasn't long ago that Clarke MacArthur was contemplating retirement.

"We're going to use this (off) time well and we're going to prepare to play NY here in the second round, and we've got to keep pushing forward", said defenceman Erik Karlsson, who admitted after the game that he played the entire series with two hairline fractures in his left heel.

"You get opportunities like that to put them away, you've got to put them away", MacArthur said. Ottawa won eight of 10 games against Boston this season and all were close.

The Bruins scored the first goal of the game twice in this series, but they lost both of those games. To see where this guy is right now, to see him this year throughout the year, he has put the building blocks one on top of the other to become the player he is now and the man that he is now. "I thought we showed a lot of character to get back in games and you know we didn't make it easy on ourselves by any means".

It was Turris' first goal this spring that gave the Senators a much-needed lead.

It was a tumultuous run back to the playoffs for the Bruins, who fired coach Claude Julien on February 7 and replaced him with Bruce Cassidy, who had been in his first season as an assistant with Boston. Nod yes if you were among the extremely disappointed in the regular seasons of Brassard and Ryan, who have done a pretty good job redeeming themselves so far in the playoffs.

"It (retirement) is something everyone's going to have to deal with one day", said the 32-year-old forward, who was injured in the fourth game of last season and didn't come back until four games left in this one. "So I understand his situation [of feeling like it's his fault] but we are a team", said Tuukka Rask.

Bruce Cassidy is hoping to stay with the Bruins in 2017-18, minus the interim label on his title as head coach. Before joining the group hug, Ryan fetched the souvenir puck for his good buddy to remember what should be the new biggest goal of his life. MacArthur would have had the game winning assist had Bobby Ryan's swing at the floating rebound not missed. Ottawa LW Viktor Stalberg, a game-time decision after the skate, dressed, as did Tommy Wingels, in for his second game. D Mark Borowiecki (leg) and LW Tom Pyatt (upper body) remained out.

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