There Will be A Game 7:Game 6 Recap
St.Louis was electric as the Stanley Cup was in the building as the hometown Blues had a 3-2 series lead with a chance to win their first Stanley Cup in team history. The Boston Bruins would be looking to extend their season to a deciding game 7.
The first period was dominated by the Blues in the first half of it as they were feeding off of the energy from their fans. However, it would be The Bruins who would strike first. Brayden Schenn took a penalty for hitting from behind and shortly after that Ryan O'Reilly would get called for delay of game. Brad Marchand would score on the 5 on 3 to give the Bruins a 1-0 lead. They would carry that lead to the second period.
Period number two started with the Blues on a powerplay for a short period of time. Unfortunately, for them they were unable to capitalize and the score remained 1-0 Bruins. Both teams would get their fair share of chances in the period. St.Louis would get some quality chances on their powerplay with just over 8 minutes left but were not able to put one past Rask. After killing the penalty the Bruins would try and use that to gain some momentum as they applied the pressure on the Blues. It didn't last long though as with about 5 minutes left the Bruins would take their 4th penalty of the game. Once again though, St.Louis was unable to score. For the most part the second period was controlled by the Blues. Tuukka Rask stood on his head and kept the Blues off the scoreboard and we headed to the third period with the score still at 1-0 in favor of the Bruins.
The third period were the Stanley Cup was on the line for the Blues, and the Bruins were trying to force a game 7 you knew it would be intense. It surely did not disappoint as the action was physical and fast paced. Just three minutes in, Brandon Carlo would fire a shot that would bounce in front of Binnington and skip past his blocker hand to give Boston a 2-0 lead early in the third. The Blues would respond with some pressure of their own but Rask once again stood tall. With 9:46 left in the third period Karson Kuhlman scored to give the Bruins a 3-0 lead and took the air right out of the building. The Blues would continue to push back and would finally beat Rask to cut the lead to 3-1 with just under 8 minutes left. Ryan O'Reilly was able to sneak it past Rask on a one timer, it had to be reviewed but the puck crossed the line and the game became a little more interesting. Boston would not sit back though, and with 5:52 remaining the Blues would turn it over in their own end and David Pastrnak would beat Binnington to extend the lead back to 4-1. St.Louis would continue to push but could not get anything else by Rask. Zdeno Chara would put in an empty net goal and the Bruins would force a game 7 by winning game 6 by a score of 5-1.
The two best words in sports Game 7. It will be on Wednesday night at 8pm EST on NBC where we will crown a new Stanley Cup Champion.