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SportStars lead 7-2 Boston rout of Blues, Bruins up 2-1 in final

06:35  02 june  2019
06:35  02 june  2019 Source:   ap.org

NHL playoffs 2019: Bruins open as slight betting favorite over Blues in Stanley Cup Final

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The Blues outhustled the Bruins and delivered more blows in grabbing home-ice advantage with Game 3 coming up Saturday night in St. Louis. After earning the first playoff victory in franchise history by turning the Bruins black and blue , the Blues found a recipe that could lead to the first championship.

The Bruins and Blues were back at TD Garden for Game 2 of the 2019 Stanley Cup Final . After Boston took the series lead on home ice in Game 1 in a 4- 2 comeback, St. Louis tied it up with a 3- 2 win in overtime.

Stars lead 7-2 Boston rout of Blues, Bruins up 2-1 in final© The Associated Press Boston Bruins center Charlie Coyle (13) scores a goal against St. Louis Blues goaltender Jordan Binnington (50) during the first period of Game 3 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final Saturday, June 1, 2019, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

ST. LOUIS — Patrice Bergeron and the Boston Bruins' best players took the criticism to heart.

They weren't good enough through the first two games of the Stanley Cup Final and needed to be better. And they were.

BOX SCORE: BRUINS 7, BLUES 2

The stars came out on Saturday night and propelled Boston to a 7-2 rout of the St. Louis Blues to take a 2-1 series lead. Bergeron and defenseman Torey Krug each scored a goal and had two assists, David Pastrnak scored his first goal of the series and the top power-play unit was a perfect 3 for 3.

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.

The St. Louis Blues have made the Stanley Cup Final a series Wednesday night after beating the Boston Bruins . In an epic overtime matchup, the Two games in and we’re perfectly split 1 - 1 . Both teams are 180 minutes of great hockey away from raising the Cup above their heads and having their

FINAL SCORE: Blues 2 , Bruins 1 (SO). Chris Wagner was the best player on the ice for the Bruins in this game today. He had the only scoring chance for the B’s in the first period, when Sean Kuraly fed him a pass from behind the net that Jordan Binnington stopped, and then Wagner scored the B’s first

Boston chased Blues goaltender Jordan Binnington, silenced Jon Hamm and a raucous crowd that was fired up for the first Cup Final game in St. Louis in 49 years.

Nothing was more important for the Bruins than the first line of Brad Marchand, Bergeron and Pastrnak getting going after no even-strength points through the first two games. They combined for five points in a decidedly better effort at 5-on-5 and on the power play.

Game 4 is Monday night.

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