8 tweets that defined Game 6 of the Sens-Bruins series

Someone start carving that Clarke MacArthur statue.

MacArthur scored the winning overtime goal in Game 6, sending the Ottawa Senators into the next round and eliminating the Boston Bruins.

But until that happened, the game was a back-and-forth affair, filled with tense moments on the ice and the appropriate reaction gifs on social media.

Here's what happened

Game 6 got off to a promising start for the Sens, as Boston was penalized only a few seconds in for flipping the puck over the glass.

Given the fact the Senators failed to convert on two late power plays in their Friday night loss, however, fans weren't exactly feeling super enthusiastic.

The Bruins killed it off with ease. But then the refs bestowed a second penalty on Boston for firing the puck into the crowd — and then a third, all in the first period alone.

One fan offered up a potential arena hack in response.

Did the Senators capitalize on any of those opportunities? Hahahaha, no.

Instead, a Dion Phaneuf penalty left the Sens short-handed and — with less than two minutes on the clock — Boston's Drew Stafford found the back of the net.

On Twitter, there were tears. Also requests for delicious frozen desserts, but mostly tears.

Maybe it was just first-period doldrums, though, because the Sens came out firing in the second.

An early Boston penalty gave Ottawa yet another advantage — and this time they made it count, as Bobby Ryan redirected a booming one-timer from Derick Brassard behind Bruins netminder Tuukka Rask.

It was Ryan's sixth point in as many games. He had only 25 points in 62 games during the regular season, and found himself demoted to the checking line — all while getting paid $7.25 million US.

A few minutes later Ottawa made it 2-1, with Kyle Turris scoring his first goal of the series with a nifty wrist shot over Rask's shoulder.

The Sens took the lead into the second intermission, but two minutes into the third period, Patrice Bergeron banged a rebound past Craig Anderson to tie things up.

The response from Boston Bruins fans was, as you'd expect, measured and dispassionate.

Boston kept pouring on the pressure after Bergeron's goal, but Ottawa's stalwart defence kept things level — which meant that, just like in Game 5, the two teams were going to sort things out in overtime.

Oh yeah, and also Game 3. And Game 2 as well, come to think of it.

In the opening minutes of bonus time, Ryan almost batted a floating puck into the Boston net. Would there be a better chance? 

There would. As you know, because we said so a dozen or so paragraphs ago.

Around the six-minute mark, Ryan had the puck in the corner. He tried to pass it across the face of the net to a wide open Mike Hoffman, but fortunately for Boston, Rask deflected it.

Unfortunately for Boston, the puck went instead to a perfectly-situated MacArthur. 

MacArthur — who missed 18 months with post-concussion symptoms, you'll remember — swatted it past Rask, giving the Senators a 3-2 win and sending the Bruins into the off-season.

Once more, there were tears. But this time, they were tears of joy.

Next up: the New York Rangers.