Stanley Cup Final Game 5 – St. Louis Blues v. Boston Bruins

St. Louis Blues v. Boston Bruins

Game 5 – Series Tied 2-2

 

Game Recap:

Coming into Game 5 would be the question as to whether or not Zdeno Chara would suit up for the Boston Bruins after taking a puck to the jaw in Game 4 that would force him to miss the second half of the second period and entire third period. For the Bruins they would get Big Z for an important Game 5 against the visiting St. Louis Blues and he would play 5:55 in the first period. The Bruins would play off of that buzz of having Chara in the lineup and would outshoot the Blues 17-8 in the first, but would not get anything past Jordan Binnington who would stand tall in net.

 

Heading into the second period the Blues would only need 55 seconds as Ryan O’Reilly would backhand a shot past Tuukka Rask to give the Blues the first lead of the game off of an amazing offesive zone rush by Blues to make the goal happen. The Blues would come close near the end of the period to extend their lead, but it would be David Krejci sliding through the crease to prevent Alex Pietrangelo from doing so.

 

In the third period we would see the momentum rock back and forth between the two teams, but midway through the period the Blues would strike after a controversial play that would see Tyler Bozak trip Noel Acciari (sorry Aryan, it was a trip), but because the officials did not call it and play continued which would lead to David Perron scoring to make it 2-0 for the Blues. However, an irate Bruins team would respond during a delayed penalty against the Blues when Jake DeBrusk would score to cut the deficit back to one. The Bruins would force a late push, but the Blues would hold their ground and win the game 2-1 and take the 3-2 series lead going into Game 6 on Sunday night.

 

Lineups:

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

Carl Gunnarsson — Alex Pietrangelo

Jay Bouwmeester — Colton Parayko

Vince Dunn — Robert Bortuzzo

Jordan Binnington

Jake Allen

Scratched: Joel Edmundson, Robby Fabbri, Michael Del Zotto, Mackenzie MacEachern, Chris Thorburn , Ville Husso

Injured: Robert Thomas (undisclosed)

 

Boston Bruins:

Brad Marchand — Patrice Bergeron — David Pastrnak

Jake DeBrusk — David Krejci

Marcus Johansson — Charlie Coyle — Danton Heinen

Joakim Nordstrom — Sean Kuraly — Noel Acciari

Zdeno Chara — Charlie McAvoy

Torey Krug — Brandon Carlo

John Moore — Connor Clifton

Steven Kampfer

Tuukka Rask

Jaroslav Halak

Scratched: Karson Kuhlman, David Backes, Matt Grzelcyk

Injured: Chris Wagner (concussion protocol), Kevan Miller (lower body)

 

First Period:

Blues Penalty – 6:27 – Vince Dunn 2 minutes for Delay of Game

Bruins Penalty – 17:22 – Brad Marchand 2 minutes for Slashing

 

End of 1st – STL – 0       BOS – 0

Shots              08                17

Faceoffs         11                04

Hits               17                  21

PP                 0/1                 0/1

 

Second Period:

Blues Goal – :55 – Ryan O’Reilly (6) from Zach Sanford (3) and Alex Pietrangelo (14)

Blues Penalty – 9:25 – David Perron 2 minutes for Interference

 

End of 2nd – STL – 1        BOS – 0

Shots               14                 25

Faceoffs          24                 15

Hits                 29                  35

PP                   0/1                  0/2

 

Third Period:

Blues Penalty – 3:09 – Alexander Steen 2 minutes for Interference

Blues Goal – 10:36 – David Perron (7) from Ryan O’Reilly (14)

Bruins Goal – 13:32 – Jake DeBrusk (4) from Torey Krug (15)

 

End of 3rd – STL – 2         BOS – 1

Shots              21                   39

Faceoffs        38                    26

Hits               34                     43

PP                 0/1                    0/3

 

Next Up:

Game 6 – STL Leads 3-2

 

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