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Blues Vs. Bruins 2019 Stanley Cup Final Game 2 Recap

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For the first time in *Checks Notes* 18,585 days, the Blues have a Stanley Cup Final victory.

NHL: Stanley Cup Final-St. Louis Blues at Boston Bruins Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

Blues Lineup:

Forwards -

Jaden Schwartz - Brayden Schenn - Vladimir Tarasenko

Sammy Blais - Ryan O’Reilly - David Perron

Patrick Maroon - Tyler Bozak - Robby Fabbri

Ivan Barbashev - Oskar Sundqvist - Alexander Steen

Defensemen -

Joel Edmundson - Alex Pietrangelo

Jay Bouwmeester - Colton Parayko

Carl Gunnarsson - Robert Bortuzzo

Goalie -

Jordan Binnington

Game Highlights -

Robert Thomas did not play tonight. Also out of the lineup was Vince Dunn, but word is he is very close to returning.

First Period -

Less than five minutes into the game, Charlie Coyle scored on the Bruins power play. Jake DeBrusk (with two Blues on him) passed the puck over to Coyle (with no Blues on him right in the middle of the ice) and Coyle was able to beat Jordan Binnington for the early 1-0 lead.

Five minutes later, Robert Bortuzzo tied the game at one. Bortuzzo fired the puck from a sharp angle. The puck bounced off of a Bruins defender and past Tukka Rask for the 1-1 tie.

Thirty six seconds later, the Bruins took the lead right back. David Perron turned the puck over in the Bruins offensive zone. Sean Kuraly was able to find Joakim Nordstrom wide open in front of Binnington. Nordstrom beat Binnington and gave the Bruins a 2-1 lead.

With 5:05 left in the period, Vladimir Tarasenko scored to tie the game at two. Jaden Schwartz got the initial shot on net. Tarasenko was there to get the Schwartz rebound to which Rask made the stop. Tarasenko stuck with it and made a great effort on the second chance he got and didn’t miss.

At the end of the first shots were 10-8 in favor of the Blues.

Second Period -

No scoring. Shots on goal were 14-6 in favor of the Blues. So if you’re scoring at home the Blues had as many shots in two periods as they had in a full 60 minutes of game one. Both teams had chances but couldn’t capitalize.

Third period -

Much of the same for both sides. Shots were 9-9. We headed to OT.

Overtime -

The Blues dominated the 3:51 of overtime that the two teams played. Shots were 4-0 in favor of the Blues. The Blues had 8 attempts at the net. The Bruins had zero. So who was the man that gave the Blues their first ever Stanley Cup Final win? Carl Gunnarsson!?!?!! That’s right it was good to see Carl rip a shot that beat Rask for the goal.

Final Shot Totals were 37-23 in favor of the Blues. While there still more penalties than one would like to see (Schenn’s was complete bullshit on the broken stick slash) but overall it was a much improved performance from game one. Unfortunately now we all have to wait until Saturday, but the series has now switched to St. Louis. PLAY GLORIA.

From The Twit Machine:

CARL, GOOD TO SEE YOU.

Loudest the building has ever been with no players on the ice. Hell maybe even ever.

Jaden Schwartz finds himself in some good Blues company.

The Captain with some post game comments.

Players of The Game: