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SportBlues beat Bruins in OT, Stanley Cup tied 1-1

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

Binnington sparkles again, Blues top Sharks to tie series

Binnington sparkles again, Blues top Sharks to tie series The St. Louis Blues edged the San Jose Sharks 2-1 on Friday night to even the Western Conference final at two games apiece. Tyler Bozak and Ivan Barbashev scored in the first period for the Blues, giving Binnington all the scoring he needed. BOX SCORE: BLUES 2, SHARKS 1 Tomas Hertl scored for the Sharks, and Martin Jones made 20 saves. Game 5 is in San Jose on Sunday. Barbashev gave the Blues a quick lead when his shot deflected off of Gustav Nyquist's stick and into the net just 35 seconds in.

Box score: blues 3, bruins 2 ( ot ). It was the Blues ' first victory in the Stanley Cup Final in franchise history after 13 straight losses. Gunnarsson also fed Bortuzzo midway through the first period for a shot that deflected off Matt Grzelcyk's stick past Rask to make it 1 - 1 .

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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 won 4-2 in Game 1 on Monday night and had won eight straight games. RELATED: Concert lineup for Stanley Cup party in downtown St. Louis. Gunnarsson also assisted on Bortuzzo's goal midway through the first period that deflected off Matt Grzelcyk's stick past Rask to make it 1 - 1 .

Blues defenceman Carl Gunnarsson scored on a delayed penalty 3:51 into overtime to give St. Louis a 3-2 victory over the Boston Bruins and tie the Stanley Cup Gunnarsson also fed Bortuzzo midway through the first period for a shot that deflected off Matt Grzelcyk's stick past Rask to make it 1 - 1 .

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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