Louis newspaper may have just jinxed the Blues' Stanley Cup hopes

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Later in the letter, the Blues already began to plan their victory parade in St. Louis.

That issue showed up again in their Game 6 loss on Sunday night, and it happened right from the start.

The only problem is, the Blues haven't won yet.

Boston opened the scoring on a five-on-three powerplay nine minutes into the game when Marchand fired a one-timer from a tough angle that went over the glove of Blues rookie goalie Jordan Binnington and into the top corner.

Rask finished with 28 saves. So it's been bad.

Rask hasn't shut a team out since he held the Hurricanes scoreless May 16 in Game 4 of the conference finals, but he came through in a big way Sunday. A lot of opportunities. "All of us will remember where we were, what we did and how we felt when the Blues brought the Cup home", wrote Stillman.

"We've been a good road team, we've won twice up there (in Boston) in this series so we're a confident group". Can it be better?

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"And tonight, he was definitely in the zone and gave us that spark, I guess, if you will".

Here's everything you need to know about how Game 6 played out in this edition of ESPN Stanley Cup Playoffs Daily.

They did not waste it. In this postseason he's 2-0 when the opponent can clinch and 3-0 when the Bruins can. "There were a few times there where it could have given us the spark we needed, to grab the momentum". With the Blues applying heavy pressure in search of the tying goal, Pietrangelo had a backhand go off the left post and Rask's back before McAvoy knocked the puck out of the way out of midair.

The overall numbers for the series are quite stunning when it comes to special teams play.

The Bruins haven't done almost as good a job of gaining the zone and gaining control of the play on the power play and many of their efforts have been one-and-done.

Also, for the second straight game the Bruins failed to score a power-play goal, going 0-for-3 with the man-advantage. The Post-Dispatch's content coordinator Beth O'Malley released a statement playing off the premature ads as teasers of what's to come if the Blues do win the series.

The smooth-skating forward's return is a major boost for the Blues as they look to try to win the first Stanley Cup in the history of a franchise that has been around since 1967.