Stanley Cup Final Game 6 – Boston Bruins v. St. Louis Blues

Boston Bruins v. St. Louis Blues

Game 6 – STL Leads 3-2

 

Game Recap:

Coming into Game 6 in St. Louis the Blues will look to close out the Stanley Cup Final at home with the decisive fourth victory, but the Boston Bruins are highly motivated to send the series back to Boston for Game 7  after the controversial ending to Game 5. In the first period to start the game both teams would trade chances, but then penalties would come into play as at first the Bruins would get a delay of game penalty when Sean Kuraly would accidently shoot the puck over the boards. The Blues would not be able to capitalize on the powerplay, and then would take not one, but two penalties themselves to give the Bruins a two man advantage that would see David Pastrnak feed Brad Marchand the one timer for the first goal of the game and give the Bruins the 1-0 lead.

 

In the second period the Blues would come out with a bit more step in their game, and would draw two penalties against the Bruins for two powerplays that saw them control the tempo very well. However, the Blues would not be able to capitalize on either opportunity, but they would continue their strong play. The Bruins would be able to hold off the Blues off of the hard work of Tuukka Rask and take their 1-0 lead into the second intermission.

 

Going into the third period the Bruins would grow their lead to two when Brandon Carlo would get off a point shot that would take a rough bounce off the ice and squeak past Jordan Binnington to make it 2-0 for the Bruins early in the third. Then in the midway point of the third, Karson Kuhlman would rip a wicked wrist shot past Binnington to make it 3-0 for the Bruins as they would really push this game out of reach for the Blues. However, the Blues would respond off of an offensive zone faceoff when Ryan O’Reilly would get the rebound in front of the net and we would think Rask would make the save, but Toronto would call down to say that the puck went into the net and the Blues get back into this game as O’Reilly would be credited with his seventh of the playoffs and cut the Bruins lead to two. But the Bruins would not relent as Sean Kuraly would force a turnover behind the Blues net as he would get the puck to Brad Marchand who would feed David Pastrnak the puck would then make his move and get the puck over Binnington to regain the three goal lead, and then to seal the deal Zdeno Chara would lob the puck over into the Blues net to make it 5-1 to seal the Bruins Game 6 victory and force Game 7 on Wednesday night.

 

Lineups:

Boston Bruins:

Brad Marchand — Patrice Bergeron — David Pastrnak

Jake DeBrusk — David Krejci — Karson Kuhlman

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, David Backes

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

 

St. Louis Blues:

Jaden Schwartz — Brayden Schenn — Vladimir Tarasenko

Zach Sanford — Ryan O’Reilly — David Perron

Pat Maroon — Tyler Bozak — Robert Thomas

Sammy Blais — 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, Jordan Nolan

Injured: None

Suspended: Ivan Barbashev

 

First Period:

Bruins Penalty – 2:42 – Sean Kuraly 2 minutes for Delay of Game

Blues Penalty – 7:17 – Brayden Schenn 2 minutes for Boarding

Blues Penalty – 8:19 – Ryan O’Reilly 2 minutes for Delay of Game

Bruins PPG – 8:40 – Brad Marchand (9) from David Pastrnak (10) and Torey Krug (16)

Bruins Penalty – 18:21 – Zdeno Chara 2 minutes for Interference

 

End of 1st – BOS – 1       STL – 0

Shots              11                10

Faceoffs         07                10

Hits               10                  09

PP                 1/2                 0/2

 

Second Period:

Bruins Penalty – 9:11 – Brad Marchand 2 minutes for Tripping

Bruins Penalty – 13:43 – Charlie McAvoy 2 minutes for Tripping

 

End of 2nd – BOS – 1        STL – 0

Shots               20                 19

Faceoffs          17                 22

Hits                 19                  23

PP                   1/2                  0/4

 

Third Period:

Bruins Goal  -2:31 – Brandon Carlo (2) from Jake DeBrusk (7)

Bruins Goal – 10:15 – Karson Kuhlman (1) from David Krejci (11)

Blues Goal – 12:01 – Ryan O’Reilly (7) from Alex Pietrangelo (15) and David Perron (8)

Bruins Goal – 14:06 – David Pastrnak (9) from Brad Marchand (14) and Sean Kuraly (6)

Bruins ENG – 17:41 – Zdeno Chara (2) from unassisted

Blues Penalty – 19:38 – Sammy Blais 2 minutes for Slashing

Blues Penalty – 19:38 – Sammy Blais 2 minutes for Roughing

Bruins Penalty – 19:38 – Connor Clifton 2 minutes for Roughing

Blues Penalty – 19:43 – Robert Bortuzzo 2 minutes for Cross Checking

 

End of 3rd – BOS – 5         STL – 1

Shots              32                   29

Faceoffs        26                    37

Hits               27                     29

PP                 1/2                    0/4

 

Next Up:

Game 7 – Series Tied 3-3

 

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