Stanley Cup Final Game 2 – St. Louis Blues v. Boston Bruins

St. Louis Blues v. Boston Bruins

Game 2 – BOS Leads 1-0


Game Recap:

Going into Game 2 the St. Louis Blues are looking to take away the home ice advantage from the Boston Bruins and they came out hot until Sammy Blais would be called for goalie interference, and the Bruins would take advantage as Charlie Coyle would score on their first shot of the game to take the 1-0 lead. Then the Blues would respond as Robert Bortuzzo with an off angle shot that would beat Tuukka Rask to tie the game at one, but 40 seconds later Joakim Nordstrom would get the puck past Jordan Bnnington on a hard push to take back the lead. However, the Blues would not stay down as Jaden Schwartz and Vladimir Tarasenko would get a 2 on 1 break after Brad Marchand mad a bad play to cause the odd man rush, and on the broken play in front of the net Tarasenko would bat the puck past Rask to tie the game again as we enter the first intermission tied at two.


In the second period we had ourselves a penalty palooza as both teams would make multiple trips to the box, but neither team would be able to capitalize on them. The Blues would out shoot the Bruins 14-6, but the score would remain 2-2.


In third period it felt like both teams were playing it safe as they passed away opportunities. Also the ice was getting chippy as the puck was bouncing quite a bit, but there were still atleast two, maybe three, good scoring chances in the period.


Going into overtime, it would be the Blues who would swarm the Bruins early, and with Torey Krug and Brandon Carlo tired, it would be Carlo taking a penalty, but while the penalty was delayed, the Blues would take advantage with the extra taker with the goalie pulled as Carl Gunnarsson would bomb it from the point for his first career playoff goal as the Blues even the series at one with a 3-2 win.



St. Louis Blues:

Jaden Schwartz — Brayden Schenn — Vladimir Tarasenko

Sammy Blais — Ryan O’Reilly — David Perron

Patrick Maroon — Tyler Bozak — Robby Fabbri

Ivan Barbashev — Oskar Sundqvist — Alexander Steen

Joel Edmundson — Alex Pietrangelo

Jay Bouwmeester — Colton Parayko

Carl Gunnarsson — Robert Bortuzzo

Jordan Binnington

Jake Allen

Scratched: Michael Del Zotto, Zach Sanford, Mackenzie MacEachern, Chris Thorburn, Ville Husso

Injured: Vince Dunn (upper body), Robert Thomas (undisclosed)


Boston Bruins:

Brad Marchand — Patrice Bergeron — David Pastrnak

Jake DeBrusk — David Krejci — David Backes

Marcus Johansson — Charlie Coyle — Danton Heinen

Joakim Nordstrom — Sean Kuraly — Noel Acciari

Zdeno Chara — Charlie McAvoy

Torey Krug — Brandon Carlo

Matt Grzelcyk — Connor Clifton

Tuukka Rask

Jaroslav Halak

Scratched: John Moore, Steven Kampfer, Karson Kuhlman

Injured: Chris Wagner (upper body), Kevan Miller (lower body)


First Period:

Blues Penalty – 3:55 – Sammy Blais 2 minutes for Goalie Interference

Bruins PPG – 4:44 – Charlie Coyle (7) from Jake DeBrusk (5) and David Pastrnak (9)

Blues Goal – 9:37 – Robert Bortuzzo (2) from Tyler Bozak (6) and Carl Gunnarsson (1)

Bruins Goal – 10:17 – Joakim Nordstrom (3) from Sean Kuraly (5)

Blues Goal – 14:55 – Vladimir Tarasenko (10) from Jaden Schwartz (6)

Blues Penalty – 17:57 – Oskar Sundqvist 2 minutes for Boarding


End of 1st – STL – 2       BOS – 2

Shots              10                08

Faceoffs         10                07

Hits               18                  09

PP                 0/0                 1/2


Second Period:

Bruins Penalty – 3:34 – Connor Clifton 2 minutes for Interference

Blues Penalty – 12:19 – Joel Edmundson 2 minutes for Tripping

Bruins Penalty – 15:39 – Connor Clifton double minor for High Sticking

Blues Penalty – 17:56 – Jaden Schwartz 2 minutes for Goalie Interference


End of 2nd – STL – 2        BOS – 2

Shots               24                 14

Faceoffs          22                 17

Hits                 33                  19

PP                   0/2                  1/4


Third Period:

Blues Penalty – 13:22 – Brayden Schenn 2 minutes for Slashing


End of 3rd – STL – 2         BOS – 2

Shots              33                   23

Faceoffs        28                    27

Hits               45                     31

PP                 0/2                    1/5



Blues Goal – 3:51 – Carl Gunnarsson (1) from Ryan O’Reilly (12) and Oskar Sundqvist (5)


End of OT – STL – 3         BOS – 2

Shots              37                   23

Faceoffs        28                    28

Hits               49                     31

PP                 0/2                    1/5


Next Up:

Game 3 – Series Tied 1-1


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