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06:35  30 may  2019
06:35  30 may  2019 Source:   ap.org

Kuraly, Bruins rally, beat Blues 4-2 in Stanley Cup opener

Kuraly, Bruins rally, beat Blues 4-2 in Stanley Cup opener Sean Kuraly scored to break a third-period tie and assisted on another goal to help the Boston Bruins rally from a two-goal deficit and beat the St. Louis Blues 4-2 on Monday night in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final. BOX SCORE: BRUINS 4, BLUES 2 Tuukka Rask stopped 18 shots for Boston, which fell behind 2-0 on goals from Brayden Schenn and Vladimir Tarasenko. But the Bruins outshot the Blues 18-3 in the second period -- and 38-20 in the game -- to take the opener in the best-of-seven series. Brad Marchand added an empty netter to clinch it.

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Blues oust Sharks, will face Bruins in Stanley Cup . BOSTON — Sean Kuraly scored to break a third-period tie and assisted on another goal to help the Boston Bruins rally from a two-goal deficit and beat the St. Louis Blues 4-2 on Monday night in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final.

Blues beat Bruins in OT, Stanley Cup tied 1-1© AP Photo/Charles Krupa

Carl Gunnarsson has given the St. Louis Blues their first win in Stanley Cup Final history.

He blasted a shot past Boston goaltender Tuukka Rask with 3:51 gone in overtime to give the Blues a 3-2 win over Boston. The series is tied at 1-1 with Game 3 in St. Louis coming up on Saturday night.

BOX SCORE: BLUES 3, BRUINS 2 (OT)

It's the first Cup Final win in franchise history for the Blues, who were swept in each of their three consecutive appearances from 1968-1970.

This was another resilient showing for the Blues, who coughed up a two-goal lead and put only 20 shots on net in a flat 4-2 loss in Game 1.

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The Bruins got off to a slow start, but dug out of a 0-2 hole to beat the Blues , 4-2. (Herald video by Meghan Ottolini, staff photos by Christopher Evans

The Bruins had a rare mountain ahead of them in Monday night's Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final. It probably shouldn't be a surprise they responded - MAY 27: Sean Kuraly #52 of the Boston Bruins celebrates his goal as the Bruins take on the Blues in the third period of Game 1 of the Stanley Cup

All four regulation goals came in the first period. Defensive-minded defenseman Robert Bortuzzo scored his second of the playoffs and Vladimir Tarasenko added his 10th to show St. Louis would have a response after a strong start by the Bruins.

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