BOSTON — The Boston Bruins played their worst period of hockey in a while to open Game 3 of their first-round Stanley Cup playoff series against the Ottawa Senators on Monday night.
The B’s entered the first intermission down 2-0 at TD Garden, and quickly fell behind 3-0 early in the second period. But the B’s fought back and tied the score 3-3 entering the third period with three goals in the second frame.
It all started with a Noel Acciari redirect at 6:05 of the period.
Bruins center David Backes scored 42 seconds later after Sens center Bobby Ryan completely missed the puck on a pass attempt, which allowed the Bruins forward to skate in on a breakaway scoring chance.
B’s right winger David Pastrnak would tie the game 3-3 at 13:51 of the period, sending the Garden crowd into a frenzy.
The winner of Game 3 takes a 2-1 series lead into Wednesday night’s Game 4.
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