The crowd at Enterprise Center was ready to explode days after Carl Gunnarsson gave the franchise their very first win in a Stanley Cup Final.
The Bruins lead the series, 2-1. In Game 3, Berube had only himself to blame for the delay of game penalty born from their failed coach's challenge on Sean Kuraly's first-period goal, which David Pastrnak turned into a 4-0 lead 41 seconds into the second period on the ensuing power play. "We knew we could be better. Like I said, we've lost Game 3s in all three rounds and really came back and played well in Game 4s".
A lot of things went right for the Bruins. "I think it bleeds into 5-on-5". Prior to the opening puck drop, a heavy storm had cut short an outdoor viewing party that was supposed to attract thousands of Blues fans hoping to cheer on St. Louis' return to the Stanley Cup final. After being the least penalized team throughout the postseason, the Blues took seven more minor penalties to total 17 in the Stanley Cup Final. "Assertiveness and good decision making".
On the ensuing power play, Boston's No. 1-ranked power play once again went to work.
A lot of fours, eh? I don't buy into all of that, to be honest with you.
Patrice Bergeron said they would be better. That often leads to the holding and hooking penalties players commit when they can't keep up. "He's been huge for us all year". They have already given up 14 power plays through three games, a phenomenon Berube explains at least partly with some questionable officiating. "One of the ways you get going offensively is to finish your chances and get going on the power play". We talked about that.
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Punj said while he loves the excitement of Raptors fans, being in a packed audience to watch the game outdoors isn't for him. For more on Game 2, we have you covered below. "Our goal was to get one and it's still on the table for us", Thompson said.
He gets a bit of puck luck on this one as it deflects of the stick of Jay Bouwmeester and past Binnington, which chases him to the bench on Boston's fifth goal of the night.
After a Game 2 loss that saw the Blues frustrate the Bruins with an aggressive forecheck, and a hit everything you see mentality, the Bruins flipped the script and left the Blues as the ones showing much frustration. Tuukka Rask earned the win between the pipes as he allowed two goals on 29 shots.
Binnington allowed five goals on 19 shots before getting the hook for the first time in his National Hockey League career but will nearly certainly be back in net for Game 4.
Power-play opportunities_Boston 4 of 4; St. Louis 1 of 5. But as they did in Game 2, the Bruins should expect a much better effort from the Blues in Game 4.
Game 4 is scheduled for Monday night in St. Louis.
In what has started to become a Hockeybuzz tradition, Blues Hockeybuzz writer " Jason Millen and I have placed a wager on the series.
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