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SportBruins force Game 7 with 5-1 victory over Blues

06:15  10 june  2019
06:15  10 june  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.

Perron put the Blues ahead to stay at 2- 1 when he reached around defenseman John Klingberg to score in what was otherwise a somewhat pedestrian second That had been the last time the Stars clinched a playoff series at home before their Game 6 win over Nashville in the first round this year.

Bruins netminder Tuukka Rask held down the fort with 22 saves for his 38th career postseason victory . The series will go the distance for the third straight time between these two fierce rivals, as Boston hosted Game 7 in 2013 and Blues take 3-2 series lead with blowout victory over Sharks.

Bruins force Game 7 with 5-1 victory over Blues © AP Boston Bruins left wing Jake DeBrusk (74) joins the celebration after Brandon Carlo, right, scored a goal against the St. Louis Blues during the third period of Game 6 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final Sunday, June 9, 2019, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Scott Kane)

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The Boston Bruins have forced Game 7 in the Stanley Cup Final against St. Louis.

BOX SCORE: BRUINS 5, BLUES 1

Boston got goals from stars Brad Marchand, David Pastrnak and Zdeno Chara on the way to a 5-1 blowout of the Blues in Game 6.

The Blues got a third-period goal from Ryan O'Reilly that needed video review but otherwise could get nothing past Boston goalie Tuukka Rask.

Pietrangelo not heaping praise on Bruins after Game 1: 'It was more us'

Pietrangelo not heaping praise on Bruins after Game 1: 'It was more us' Alex Pietrangelo says the St. Louis Blues have only themselves to blame after their collapse in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final. "It was more us," Blues captain Pietrangelo said, according to Tom Gulitti of NHL.com. "I think we got away from our game. We got spread out, allowed them to play the way they wanted to through the neutral zone." The Blues held a two-goal lead early in the second period before Boston Bruins defenseman Connor Clifton opened up the scoring for the home side. Cliffy Hockey, meet the Stanley Cup Final. @connorcliff28 | #NHLBruinspic.twitter.com/dCz8hRnWdy— Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) 28 de mayo de 2019 It was all Bruins from then on.

The Bruins scored on the very first shift of the game with Torey Krug launching a long bomb shot from beyond the right face-off circle that managed to sneak by Frederik That was the first in another long line of soft goals that have been surrendered by the Leafs netminder during the playoff series.

One positive outcome from Game 4 for the Bruins despite all the frustration was their penalty kill did a great job. The unit shut down all three of the Blues ' Officiating will be a top storyline entering Thursday night's Game 5 in Boston, where one team will move within one victory from a Stanley Cup

The deciding game of the best-of-seven series will be Wednesday night in Boston.

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