Stanley Cup Final Game 7 – St. Louis Blues v. Boston Bruins

St. Louis Blues v. Boston Bruins

Game 7 – Series Tied 3-3

 

Game Recap:

Going into Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final, the Boston Bruins will look to win their first ever Final Game 7 at home while the St. Louis Blues will look to win their first ever Stanley Cup in their 52 year history. To start the game both teams would play with a very high tempo, but it would be the Blues getting the early jump, but the Bruins would generate some of the better scoring opportunities. Throughout the majority of the first period it would be the Bruins dominating on the shot counter, but late in the period it would be the Blues getting a strong shift from Ryan O’Reilly and Sammy Blais as they would force the play in the Bruins zone that would allow Jay Bouwmeester to get off the point shot that O’Reilly would deflect and go right through Tuukka Rask for the first goal of the game. Then with 7.9 seconds off of a bad line change by Brad Marchand, Alex Pietrangelo would go into the Bruins zone unattended and would receive a beautiful pass from Jaden Schwartz as he would drive the net and backhand it past Rask to give the Blues a 2-0 lead going into the first intermission.

 

Going into the second period the Blues looked to maintain their two goal lead over the Bruins, and they would play with a layered defense to clog up the neutral zone against the Bruins which would work for the most part as Jordan Binnington was able to see all shots that came his way when the Bruins would get into the Blues zone. The Blues would keep the Bruins off the board in the second period, and will need to continue their tough play and keep the play out of their zone for the final 20 minutes of this game.

 

In the third period it would be very much the same as the second period as the Blues would continue playing their game against the Bruins, and while the Bruins would generate some solid chances, Binnington would stand tall and shut door on them. Then a little past the 11 minute mark Vladimir Tarasenko would work hard to get to the puck deep in the Bruins zone and would take a quick look before getting the puck and would feed Brayden Schenn in the slot who would one time it to make it a commanding 3-0 lead for the Blues. Then with less than five minutes left in the game David Perron would feed Zach Sanford in front of the net to seal the deal for the Blues and give them the 4-0 lead. However, with a little over two minutes left the Bruins would pull Tuukka Rask and Matt Grzelcyk would score to cut the Blues lead to three, but it would be too little too late as the Blues hold on for the 4-1 win to become the 2019 Stanley Cup Champions.

 

Lineups:

St. Louis Blues:

Jaden Schwartz — Brayden Schenn — Vladimir Tarasenko

Zach Sanford — Ryan O’Reilly — David Perron

Sammy Blais — Tyler Bozak — Pat Maroon

Ivan Barbashev — Oskar Sundqvist — Alexander Steen

Carl Gunnarsson — Alex Pietrangelo

Jay Bouwmeester — Colton Parayko

Vince Dunn — Joel Edmundson

Jordan Binnington

Jake Allen

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

 

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

Matt Grzelcyk — John Moore

Tuukka Rask

Jaroslav Halak

Scratched: Steven Kampfer, David Backes, Connor Clifton

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

 

First Period:

Blues Penalty – 7:57 – Colton Parayko 2 minutes for Delay of Game

Blues Goal – 16:47 – Ryan O’Reilly (8) from Jay Bouwmeester (7) and Alex Pietrangelo (16)

Blues Goal – 19:52 – Alex Pietrangelo (3) from Jaden Schwartz (7)

 

End of 1st – STL – 2       BOS – 0

Shots              04                12

Faceoffs         07                11

Hits               14                  11

PP                 0/0                 0/1

 

Second Period:

N/A

 

End of 2nd – STL – 2        BOS – 0

Shots               10                 23

Faceoffs          17                 18

Hits                 27                  21

PP                   0/0                  0/1

 

Third Period:

Blues Goal – 11:25 – Brayden Schenn (5) from Vladimir Tarasenko (6) and Jaden Schwartz (8)

Blues Goal – 15:22 – Zach Sanford (1) from David Perron (9) and Ryan O’Reilly (15)

Bruins Goal – 17:50 – Matt Grzelcyk (4) from David Krejci (12)

 

End of 3rd – STL – 4         BOS – 1

Shots              20                   33

Faceoffs        25                    26

Hits               36                     27

PP                 0/0                    0/1

 

Congratulations to the St. Louis Blues for becoming the 2019 Stanley Cup Champions!

 

 

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