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Clarke MacArthur knocks the Bruins out of the playoffs with overtime goal

The Senators win the series, 4-2.

The Ottawa Senators are moving on to the second round of the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs after forward Clarke MacArthur scored the game-winning goal against the Boston Bruins that makes him the hero.

MacArthur beat Tuukka Rask in overtime of the Senators’ 3-2 victory over the Bruins to put the series away in six games. Derick Brassard made the touch pass to Bobby Ryan, who fired a puck on net that bounced to MacArthur down low. The veteran winger put it home for his second goal of the playoffs.

It’s an incredible turnaround for MacArthur, who entered the playoffs without scoring a goal since the 2014-15 season. He missed most of the past two seasons with injury, only playing in eight games, so the last time he lit the lamp was way back on April 19, 2015 during the Senators’ first-round playoff series against the Canadiens.

Now he’s scored twice in the 2017 postseason, including the overtime game-winner to beat the Bruins in their own arena. It’s the first time the Senators have advanced past the first round since 2013, when they knocked the Canadiens out in five before getting eliminated by the Penguins in the conference semifinals.