Blues Beat Bruins 4-2 To Tie Series 2-2; Series Now Shifts to Boston For Game 5

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The St. Louis Blues beat the Boston Bruins 4-2 Monday night at Enterprise Center in St. Louis. The Blues victory was the first ever Stanley Cup Final victory on home ice and ties the series 2-2, with game 5 of the series is set for Thursday night at TD Garden in Boston. Puck drop is set for just after 8:00 PM.

The Blues wasted little time in making a statement in the opening moments of game 4. Ryan O’Reilly would pot the game’s first tally just 43 seconds into the contest, giving the Blues a quick 1-0 lead. Former Washington Capitals prospect Zach Sanford was credited with the primary assist, his second point in as many games.

The Bruins would knot the score with a goal from Charlie Coyle at 13:14 of the first period, tying the game 1-1.

But the Blues would retake the lead with a tally from Vladimir Tarasenko with 4:30 remaining in the opening frame.

The first period would end with the Blues holding a 2-1 lead. The Blues led in attempted shots 22-12 for the first period. Blues led in shots on goal 13-9. There were no penalties called in the first period.

The Bruins would tie the game with a short-handed goal from Brandon Carlo at 14:19 of the middle frame, tying the score 2-2. Carlo became the 20th Bruin to score in the postseason, setting a new franchise record.

The second period would conclude with the game tied 2-2. The Blues outattempted the Bruins 15-11 for the second period, and led 37-23 after two periods. The Bruins were 0 for 1 and the Blues were 0 for 2 on the power play after 40 minutes.

The Blues would retake the lead midway through the final frame with a goal from Ryan O’Reilly, his second of the contest, at 10:38, making it 3-2.

The Blues would add an empty net goal from Brayden Schenn at 18:31 to seal the victory for the Blues.


  • The NHL box score is here.
  • Stats from Natural Stat Trick are here.


About Jon Sorensen

Jon has been a Caps fan since day one, attending his first game at the Capital Centre in 1974. His interest in the Caps has grown over the decades and included time as a season ticket holder. He has been a journalist covering the team for 10+ years, primarily focusing on analysis, analytics and prospect development.
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2 Responses to Blues Beat Bruins 4-2 To Tie Series 2-2; Series Now Shifts to Boston For Game 5

  1. Diane Doyle says:

    Blues were resilient tonight. They could have folded after getting a shortie scored against them. But they buckled down for Period 3 and finally dented the twine against Rask (who’s been a hot goalie).

  2. Day One Caps Fan says:

    Well said, Diane D! A momentous momentum shift!

    We all are furiously pulling for The Chief Berube and his Smash-mouth Blue Notes! The Neu Bleu Revieu can finally get the St. Louis NHL franchise off the schneid and win that very first Stanley Cup in fifty years

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