NHL Wrap: MacArthur eliminates Bruins with Game 6 overtime winner

After missing nearly two full seasons, Clarke MacArthur turned into a playoff hero for the Senators

The first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs got its 17th overtime game on Sunday afternoon, tying a league record for most overtimes in a single round. It was the Bruins and Senators going into the extra frame, and it was the Senators who ultimately came away with the win to clinch the series.

Clarke MacArthur got the golden goal to send Ottawa to the second round, where they’ll face the New York Rangers. It was a great moment for MacArthur, who scored two goals in the series after missing nearly two full seasons while dealing with the effects of multiple concussions.

A few months ago he wasn’t sure if he would ever get to play in the NHL again, and now he’s an overtime hero in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Incredible story.

After the game, MacArthur received a surprise call from his parents on Sportsnet.

Meanwhile, in Toronto, Marcus Johansson scored his second goal of the night 6:31 into overtime to hand the Washington Capitals a series-winning 2-1 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs in Game 6 of their series.

Johansson pulled Washington level at 1-1 with less than eight minutes to go in the third period to send the game into overtime for the fifth time in the series, and a record 18th in the first round of the playoffs.

Braden Holtby made 37 saves for the Capitals, who will face Pittsburgh in the Eastern Conference semifinals for the second year running.

Results from Sunday’s NHL playoffs:

Ottawa Senators 3-2 Boston Bruins (OT) (Game 6, Ottawa win series 4-2)
Washington Capitals 2-1 Toronto Maple Leafs (OT) (Game 6, Capitals win series 4-2)