The St. Louis Blues beat the Boston Bruins 2-1 Thursday night at TD Garden in Boston. The win gives the Blues a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven series, leaving them just one win away from their first ever Stanley Cup title. Game six of the series is set for Sunday night in St. Louis. Puck drop is set for a little past 8:00PM ET.
After a feisty yet fruitless first frame, the Blues would strike first with a score from Ryan O’Reilly just 55 seconds into the middle frame. The remainder of the second period would go scoreless, with the Blues lead 1-0 after 40 minutes of play. The Blues would make it 2-0 with a goal from David Perron with 9:24 remaining in regulation. The Bruins would cut the Blues lead to one with a goal from Jake DeBrusk at 13:32, maiming it 2-1. That would be the final.
The Bruins and Blues battled to a scoreless first period. The Bruins held an early advantage in shot production, but couldn’t find the back of the net.
The Bruins led 22-12 in shot attempts and 18-7 in shots on goal for the opening frame. Both teams were 0 for 1 on the power play in the first 20 minutes.
The Blues would be the first to dent the scoreboard with a tally from Ryan O’Reilly just 55 seconds into the middle frame. Former Capitals prospect Zach Sanford had the primary assist, a beautiful between the legs pass from behind the Bruins goal, for his his third point in as many games.
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The second period would expire without any further scoring. The Blues led 1-0 after 40 minutes of play.
The Blues led in shot attempts 16-9 for the second period, with the Bruins leading 8-6 in shots on goal. The Bruins were 0 for 2 and the Blues were 0 for 1 on the power play after two periods.
The Blues would make it 2-0 with a goal from David Perron at 10:36 of the final period.
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But the Bruins would quickly restore their single-goal deficit with a goal from Jake DeBrusk at 13:32 of the final frame, making it 2-1 Blues.
Jake DeBrusk makes it a 2-1 game. pic.twitter.com/sRWpN9Odxm
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And that would be the final.
- Jordan Binnington set an NHL rookie record with his 9th road win of the playoffs, besting the previous mark set by Ron Hextall in 1987.
- Jordan Binnington makes 38 saves and the Blues win it 2-1. They can win the Stanley Cup at home on Sunday.
- Bruins led in shots on goal 39-21 for the game.
- The NHL box score is here.
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