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5 Reasons: Why Senators advanced

Resurgence of Derick Brassard, play of Erik Karlsson, depth helped Ottawa defeat Bruins, get to second round

by Chris Stevenson / NHL.com Correspondent

The Ottawa Senators defeated the Boston Bruins 3-2 in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference First Round on Sunday and won the best-of-7 series in six games. It was their second Stanley Cup Playoff series victory since they went to the Cup Final in 2007.

They'll play the New York Rangers in a second-round series that starts at Canadian Tire Centre on Thursday (7 p.m. ET; CNBC, CBC, TVA Sports).

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Guy Boucher greets Senators fans at airport

Ottawa coach stops car to shake hands with supporters who meet team after first-round series win

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Ottawa Senators fans just wanted to cheer their team's return from Boston on Sunday, but Guy Boucher made sure to give them a little extra.

Boucher, the coach of the Senators, stopped his truck to shake hands and show his appreciation for the fans who greeted the team at Macdonald-Cartier Airport after Ottawa advanced with a 3-2 win in overtime in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference First Round against the Boston Bruins at TD Garden.

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5 Reasons: Why Bruins were eliminated

Injuries on defense, lack of production from top six forwards led to Boston losing to Senators in first round

by Matt Kalman / NHL.com Correspondent

BOSTON -- The Boston Bruins and Ottawa Senators were tied or separated by one goal for 90.9 percent of their six-game Eastern Conference First Round, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.

A bounce here or there in the Bruins' favor and their first trip to the Stanley Cup Playoffs since 2014 could've lasted beyond Game 6, a 3-2 overtime loss. But Boston came up short.

Here are 5 reasons the Bruins were eliminated:

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Bruins accomplish plenty in tumultuous season

Unable to overcome injuries in first-round series loss to Senators, but got glimpse into future

by Matt Kalman / NHL.com Correspondent

BOSTON -- The Boston Bruins returned to the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the first time since 2014 and were hit with a rash of injuries before and during their Eastern Conference First Round series loss to the Ottawa Senators.

Although the Bruins were disappointed after a 3-2 overtime loss to the Senators in Game 6 at TD Garden on Sunday, Boston understood it had accomplished a lot.

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Clarke MacArthur, Senators write Hollywood script

After missing nearly two years, forward scores series-clinching goal against Bruins

by Amalie Benjamin @AmalieBenjamin / NHL.com Staff Writer

BOSTON -- As the door to the visitor's dressing room at TD Garden slipped open to let the missing player in, a call went up: "Attaboy, Clarkie!"

There was a round of applause, followed by a raucous cheer, followed by other sounds of celebration and disorder, with Clarke MacArthur folded into the tumult.

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'Fist Bump Kid' serves as Bruins banner captain

Boston calls on Liam Fitzgerald, viral sensation, to hype fans before Game 6

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When facing an elimination game, you need all the fist bumps you can get. So the Boston Bruins called in the expert.

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Nicholle Anderson cheers on husband Craig in Boston

Wife of Senators goalie shows up at Game 6 of first-round series vs. Bruins

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Nicholle Anderson cheers on Craig

OTT@BOS, Gm6: Nicholle Anderson cheers on her husband

R1, Gm6: Nicholle Anderson cheers on her husband, Craig, during Game 6 at TD Garden in her Senators jersey

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Talk about your pleasant surprises.

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Senators eliminate Bruins, win Game 6 in OT

Clarke MacArthur scores power-play goal to lift Ottawa into second round

by Matt Kalman / NHL.com Correspondent

BOSTON -- Clarke MacArthur scored a power-play goal 6:30 into overtime to give the Ottawa Senators a series-ending 3-2 win against the Boston Bruins in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference First Round at TD Garden on Sunday.

MacArthur, who drew the penalty on Bruins forward David Pastrnak, scored his second goal of the series.

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David Krejci out for Bruins in Game 6

Forward sidelined with lower-body injury, won't face Senators on Sunday

by Amalie Benjamin @AmalieBenjamin / NHL.com Staff Writer

BOSTON - The Boston Bruins will be without center David Krejci in Game 6 of their Eastern Conference First Round series against the Ottawa Senators on Sunday at TD Garden (3 p.m. ET; NBC, SN, TVA Sports).

Krejci was injured on a knee-to-knee hit by Senators defenseman Chris Wideman late in the first period of the Bruins' 3-2 overtime victory in Game 5 at Ottawa on Friday. Krejci did not return.

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David Krejci questionable for Bruins in Game 6 vs. Senators

Boston center has lower-body injury, status unknown for Sunday

by Matt Kalman / NHL.com Correspondent

BOSTON -- Boston Bruins center David Krejci is day to day with a lower-body injury and his availability is in question for Game 6 of the Eastern Conference First Round against the Ottawa Senators at TD Garden on Sunday (3 p.m. ET, NBC, SN, TVA Sports).

The Bruins defeated the Senators 3-2 in the second overtime in Game 5 on Friday but trail the best-of-7 series 3-2.

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