It’s impossible to not be a fan of Ottawa Senators forward Clarke MacArthur, and head coach Guy Boucher may just be his biggest.
MacArthur ripped one by Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask during the second period of Ottawa’s 4-3 Game 2 overtime win over Boston on Saturday, scoring his first goal in nearly two years.
After the game, an ecstatic Boucher praised MacArthur for his will and perseverance, calling the goal “one of the most special moments I’ve lived as a coach,” according to TSN’s Brent Wallace. The goal, which tied the game 1-1 halfway through the second frame, was MacArthur’s first since scoring against the Montreal Canadiens in the first round of the playoffs in 2015.
The 32-year-old has seen very limited action the past two seasons, as several concussions have kept him out of the lineup since the 2015 playoffs. Boucher, with an obvious admiration for MacArthur, also discussed what he thinks the goal meant to the city of Ottawa.
Boucher said he had goose bumps when MacArthur scored. 'When he raised his arms the whole city raised its arms'.
— Dan Séguin (@SeguinSports) April 15, 2017
Quite a special moment for a pretty special guy.