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Bruins Prevent Blues Coronation Forcing Game 7

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By Isaac E

The Boston Bruins forced a Game 7 in the Stanley Cup Final on Sunday night with a 5-1 victory over the St. Louis Blues. The Bruins took the lead early, and the Blues never led in the game.

Brad Marchand scored on the power play in the first period during a 5-on-3 advantage. The goal was Marchand’s ninth of the playoffs, but only his second of the final.

The Bruins held onto their one-goal lead entering the third where they dominated the Blues scoring four times. Boston goal scorers in the third were Brandon Carlo, Karson Kuhlman, David Pastrnak, and Zdeno Chara.

The Blues lone goal came from Ryan O’Reilly that gave the team a flicker of hope. O’Reilly has scored three games in a roll.

Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask made 28 saves and kept the Blue from gaining any momentum in the game until O’Reilly’s goal. The energy created from the Blues goal was short-lived as Pastrnak scored his ninth of the playoffs two minutes later.

The National Hockey League will crown a champion for the 2019-2020 season on Wednesday night in Boston. The Bruins will look to win their first Stanley Cup while Boston wants to hoist the cup for the first time since their triumph over Vancouver in 2011.

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