The Cup is in the building. For the 1st time in this heated series between the Boston Bruins and the St. Louis Blues, Lord Stanley Cup could be awarded. The Blues are the home team as well as the team that could walk away champions with a win at Enterprise Centre. The Bruins However wouldn’t just roll over and hand over the prize to St. Louis as demonstrated in this epic tilt. Without further adieu it’s time to get into the action.
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The 1st period gave us a good indicator of how the game would look. Unlike the last couple games which featured a lopsided shot total, this one would be fairly even throughout the game. The Bruins would score the opening goal of the game in the 1st period about 9 minutes in. A Bruins powerplay would capitalise on a one-timer by Brad Marchand. Marchand would fire home the one-timer from a bad angle over the glove hand of Jordan Binnington for a 1-0 Bruins lead. That would be all the goals scored in period 1. The shots favoured the Bruins at 12-9 in the opening frame.
Despite there being a good variety of scoring chances in the 2nd period there were no goals for either side. St. Louis came oh so close to scoring the tying goal near the end of the period. The puck bounded over Tuukka Rask and was heading towards the unguarded net. Bruins defenceman Charlie McAvoy would swat the puck out of the air where it was pinned to Rask’s body by his glove. Rask then swung around with his glove behind his back and the puck flew out of danger keeping it a 1-0 Bruins lead. The Blues took the edge in shots in the 2nd with a 10-8 total. Now the teams were 1 period away from either a champion or a game 7.
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The 3rd period is where the goals came in full fury as the teams would combine for 5 in the 3rd. The Bruins would open the scoring in the 3rd. On a seemingly harmless shot by Brandon Carlo the Bruins would add to their lead. Carlo’s shot was a simple long range wrist-shot. The shot would take a rogue bonce and sneak under the blocker arm of Binnington making it 2-0 Bruins. Boston would continue adding to their lead as Karson Khulman would get his 1st goal of the playoffs. On a wicked shot Khulman beat Binnington over the blocker right under the bar for a 3-0 Boston lead. Ryan O’Reilly would extend his goal streak with the Blues 1st goal of the game. He did it on a one-timer that Rask was mere centimetres from stopping. Rask got his pad on it but the pad and puck were ever so slightly behind the line. This cut the Bruins lead to 3-1 with half a period to go. The 3-goal lead would be restored very shortly after though as David Pastrnak would be the recipient of a beautiful passing play. Pastrnak got the puck from Marchand and had all day to dance around Binnington where he deposited the puck over the outstretched leg making it 4-1. Bruins captain Zdeno Chara would put the game away with an empty net goal from his own end making the final 5-1 Bruins. The shots in the 3rd slightly favoured Boston at 12-10, and in the game at 32-29. This means we will have a game 7 in Boston Wednesday June 12th. The winner of this game will receive the greatest trophy in sports, the Stanley Cup.