The St. Louis Blues beat the Boston Bruins 3-2 in overtime Wednesday night at TD Garden in Boston. The win ties the series 1-1. Game 3 will take place Saturday in St. Louis. Puck drop is set for shortly after 8:00 PM.
The Bruins would strike first with a power play goal from Charlie Coyle at 4:44 of the opening frame. The tally was setup by a nice centering pass to Coyle in the slot from Jake DeBrusk. The tally came on the Bruins first official shot of the game.
shouldn’t forget about the guy in the slot imo
Coyle on the power play makes it 1-0 Bruins. pic.twitter.com/EfLYe5HTwr
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The Blues would answer at 9:37. Robert Bortuzzo would let one rip from the right circle that was deflected past Rask by a Bruin fronting the net.
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But the Bruins would retake the lead just 37 seconds later with a goal from Joakim Nordstrom at 10:17, making it 2-1 Bruins. Shots on goal were 8-6 in favor of St. Louis.
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But the Blues would answer once again. This time Vladimir Tarasenko would cleanup the loose change and roof one for the 2-2 tie. The tally was Tarasenko’s fourth straight game with a goal, and eighth straight game with points in the playoffs.
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The period would end with the game 2-2. Shot attempts were tied 16-16 for the opening frame. Shots on goal were 10-8 in favor of the Blues. The Blues were 0 for 3 and the Bruins 1 for 4 on the power play after 40 minutes. The Bruins were 1 for 2 and the Blues 0 for 0 on the power play in the first 20 minutes.
After a four-goal opening stanza, the second period would go scoreless. The Blues out-attempted the Bruins 12-10 for the middle frame. The Blues led in hits 33-19 after 40 minutes.
The third period would also go scoreless. The Blues out-attempted the Bruins 18-11 in the final frame, and 46-37 after three periods. The Blues were 0 for 3 and the Bruins 1 for 5 on the power play after three periods.
The Blues would win it in overtime with a goal from Carl Gunnarsson 3:51 into the extra frame, tying the series 1-1.
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Let ‘er rip!
PLAY IT, ST. LOUIS! pic.twitter.com/KiYILNcgsY
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By Jon Sorensen