Stanley Cup Final Game 4 – Boston Bruins v. St. Louis Blues

Boston Bruins v. St. Louis Blues

Game 4 – BOS Leads 2-1

 

Game Recap:

Coming into Game 4 the St. Louis Blues are looking to erase the bad taste in their mouth from Game 3 when the Boston Bruins came into their home and dismantled them 7-2 to take the 2-1 series lead, and the Blues would deliver early when Ryan O’Reilly would pick up the rebound and wrap it around the net and past Tuukka Rask 43 seconds into the game for the quick 1-0 lead. Then later in the period the Bruins would respond as Charlie Coyle would pick up a Zdeno Chara rebound in front of the net and get it past Jordan Binnington to tie the game at one a piece. However, the game would not remain tied for long as the Blues would continue pushing and it would be Vladimir Tarasenko picking up an Alex Pietrangelo rebound in the slot and wristing it past Rask to reclaim the lead 2-1.

 

In the second period we would have a slew of penalties with the first two creating a lot of momentum for the Blues, but no powerplay goals would be scored. However, while the Blues were on their second powerplay opportunity the Bruins would create an offensive opportunity that would see Brandon Carlo score his first of the playoffs when he would one time the rebound past Binnington who had no chance on the play. Going into the second period it would be tied 2-2.

 

In the third period we would see both teams trade powerplay opportunities that would once again see no one take advantage of them, but it would be the Blues half way through the period as Ryan O’Reilly would score his second of the game to break to 2-2 tie and give the Blues the lead back. then with the goalie pulled Brayden Schenn would strip the puck off of the Bruins defender and send the puck into the empty net to ice the game at 4-2, and tie the series at two a piece.

 

Lineups:

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 (concussion protocol), Kevan Miller (lower body)

 

St. Louis Blues:

Jaden Schwartz — Brayden Schenn — Vladimir Tarasenko

Zach Sanford — Ryan O’Reilly — David Perron

Pat Maroon — Tyler Bozak — Sammy Blais

Ivan Barbashev — Oskar Sundqvist — Alexander Steen

Joel Edmundson — Alex Pietrangelo

Jay Bouwmeester — Colton Parayko

Vince Dunn — Carl Gunnarsson

Jordan Binnington

Jake Allen

Scratched: Robert Bortuzzo, Robby Fabbri, Michael Del Zotto, Mackenzie MacEachern, Chris Thorburn, Ville Husso

Injured: Robert Thomas (undisclosed)

 

First Period:

Blues Goal – :43 – Ryan O’Reilly (4) from Zach Sanford (2) and Vince Dunn (6)

Bruins Goal – 13:14 – Charlie Coyle (9) from Zdeno Chara (4)

Blues Goal – 15:30 – Vladimir Tarasenko (11) from Alex Pietrangelo (12) and Brayden Schenn (7)

 

End of 1st – BOS – 1       STL – 2

Shots              09                13

Faceoffs         15                13

Hits               16                  24

PP                 0/0                 0/0

 

Second Period:

Bruins Penalty – 5:47 – Charlie Coyle 2 minutes for High Sticking

Blues Penalty – 8:31 – Colton Parayko 2 minutes for Delay of Game

Bruins Penalty – 13:53 – Connor Clifton 2 minutes for Illegal Check to the Head

Bruins SHG – 14:19 – Brandon Carlo (1) from Patrice Bergeron (8) and Brad Marchand (13)

 

End of 2nd – BOS – 2        STL – 2

Shots               18                 25

Faceoffs          24                 25

Hits                 29                  32

PP                   0/1                  0/2

 

Third Period:

Bruins Penalty – 2:08 – Danton Heinen 2 minutes from Tripping

Blues Penalty – 6:42 – Jay Bouwmeester 2 minutes for High Sticking

Blues Goal – 10:38 – Ryan O’Reilly (5) from Alex Pietrangelo (13) and Carl Gunnarsson (2)

Blues ENG – 18:31 – Brayden Schenn (4) from unassisted

Blues Penalty – 19:34 – Jay Bouwmeester 2 minutes for Elbowing

Bruuins Penalty – 13:34 – Torey Krug 2 minutes for Slashing

 

End of 3rd – BOS – 2         STL – 4

Shots              23                   38

Faceoffs        31                    34

Hits               41                     44

PP                 0/2                    0/3

 

Next Up:

Game 5 – Series Tied 2-2

 

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