Stanley Cup Final Game 3 – Boston Bruins v. St. Louis Blues

Boston Bruins v. St. Louis Blues

Game 3 – Series Tied 1-1


Game Recap:

Heading into the Game 3 the St. Louis Bues come home with the momentum in the corner after taking Game 2 in boston to even the series with the Bruins. The game would start off physically, and would see the Blues start with five straight shots, but when they had the chance to take the lead while on the powerplay they failed to do so. The Bruins on the other hand would not let their opportunity be squandered as Patrice Bergeron would redirect a Torey Krug point shot past Jordan Binnington to take the 1-0 lead. That goal would open the flood gates as the Bruins would score two more this period starting with Marcus Johansson feeding Charlie Coyle a one timer to make it a two goal lead. Then Sean Kuraly would shoot one right through the five hole of Binnington to make it 3-0. However, the Blues would challenge as it seemed Joakim Nordstrom was in the Blues’s zone before the puck was, but after review it was shown that Joel Edmundson pushed the puck back into the zone thus nullifying the offsides call.


Going into the second period the Bruins would strike again in the first minute of the period as David Pastrnak would collect the rebound in front of the net and backhand it past Binnington to make it 4-0. However, the Blues would finally get on the board as Ivan Barbashev would net his second of the playoffs to cut the lead to three, but the Bruins would respond again on their third powerplay as Torey Krug would shoot one past Binnington to get their four goal lead back and would force Craig Berube to put Jake Allen in net for the Blues as the Bruins lead 5-1 going into the second intermission.


In the third period things would get very chippy as we would see three penalties called in the first 91 seconds. Then Zdeno Chara would take an ill advised roughing call which would lead to a Colton Parayko powerplay goal to cut the Bruins lead to three. Then late in the period Noel Acciari would score on the empty net to ice the game, but Alex Pietrangelo would take a stupid slashing penalty and the Bruins would go a perfect 4 for 4 on the powerplay when Marcus Johansson would score on the powerplay off of the one timer from Torey Krug. Boston would win the game 7-2 to take the 2-1 series lead.



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

John Moore — Connor Clifton

Tuukka Rask

Jaroslav Halak

Scratched: Steven Kampfer, Karson Kuhlman

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


St. Louis Blues:

Jaden Schwartz — Brayden Schenn — Vladimir Tarasenko

Sammy Blais — Ryan O’Reilly — David Perron

Patrick Maroon — Tyler Bozak — Robby Fabbri

Zach Sanford — Ivan Barbashev — Alexander Steen

Carl Gunnarsson — Alex Pietrangelo

Jay Bouwmeester — Colton Parayko

Joel Edmundson — Robert Bortuzzo

Jordan Binnington

Jake Allen

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

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

Suspended: Oskar Sundqvist


First Period:

Bruins Penalty – 1:02 – Jake DeBrusk 2 minutes for Kneeing

Blues Penalty – 10:26 – David Perron 2 minutes for Interference

Bruins PPG – 10:47 – Patrice Bergeron (9) from Torey Krug (12) and Jake DeBrusk (6)

Bruins Penalty – 14:22 – Connor Clifton 2 minutes for Roughing

Blues Penalty – 14:22 – Ivan Barbashev 2 minutes Unsportsmanlike Conduct

Bruins Goal – 17:40 – Charlie Coyle (8) from Marcus Johansson (7) and Danton Heinen (6)

Bruins Goal – 19:50 – Sean Kuraly (4) from Joakim Nordstrom (4)

Blues Penalty – 19:50 – Bench (David Perron) 2 minutes for Delay of Game


End of 1st – BOS – 3       STL – 0

Shots              12                08

Faceoffs         12                08

Hits               16                  14

PP                 1/1                 0/1


Second Period:

Bruins PPG – :41 – David Pastrnak (8) from Torey Krug (13) and Patrice Bergeron (6)

Bruins Penalty – 7:37 – Charlie McAvoy 2 minutes for Slashing

Bruins Penalty – 7:37 – Zdeno Chara 2 minutes for Unsportsmanlike Conduct

Blues Penalty – 7:37 – Pat Maroon 2 minutes for Unsportsmanlike Conduct

Blues Goal – 11:05 – Ivan Barbashev (3) from Zach Sanford (1) and Alexander Steen (3)

Blues Penalty – 11:41 – Colton Parayko 2 minutes for High Sticking

Bruins PPG – 12:12 – Torey Krug (2) from Brad Marchand (12 and Patrice Bergeron (7)


End of 2nd – BOS – 5        STL – 1

Shots               20                 18

Faceoffs          21                 17

Hits                 25                  27

PP                   3/3                  0/2


Third Period:

Blues Penalty – :54 – David Perron 2 minutes for Roughing

Bruins Penalty – :54 – Connor Clifton 2 minutes for Cross Checking

Bruins Penalty – 1:31 – Brandon Carlo 2 minutes for Interference

Bruins Penalty – 5:18 – Zdeno Chara 2 minutes for Roughing

Blues PPG – 5:24 – Colton Parayko (2) from Ryan O’Reilly (13) and Tyler Bozak (7)

Bruins Penalty – 6:04 – Jake DeBrusk 2 minutes for Delay of Game

Bruins ENG – 18:12 – Noel Acciari (2) from Joakim Nordstrom (5)

Blues Penalty – 18:12 – Alex Pietrangelo 2 minutes for Slashing

Bruins PPG – 1:35 – Marcus Johansson (4) from Torey Krug (14) and Connor Clifton (3)


End of 3rd – BOS – 7         STL – 2

Shots              24                   29

Faceoffs        30                    24

Hits               29                     35

PP                 4/4                    1/5


Next Up:

Game 4 – BOS Leads 2-1


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