Bruins fall flat in Game 7, Blues win first Stanley Cup

Evan Marinofsky
June 12, 2019 - 10:51 pm
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The ticket prices may have been high, but for Bruins fans, the product was as low as low gets, as the Bruins fell to the Blues 4-1 in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final on Wednesday night. 

Many looked at this Stanley Cup as the Bruins' to lose heading in and in Game 7, the B's laid an egg. They outshot the Blues 33-20 but they had lots of trouble getting to the high-danger areas. 

In their own zone, the Bruins were a mess. On all four of the Blues' goals, there was some sort of defensive zone breakdown by the Bruins. 

Let's get into the scoring, shall we? 

The Blues got out on the scoreboard first when Ryan O'Reilly tipped Jay Bouwmeester's shot past Tuukka Rask to make it 1-0. Prior to the goal, the O'Reilly line had the Sean Kuraly line pinned in the B's own end for a while. 

With eight seconds left, the Blues struck again when Alex Pietrangelo backhanded one past the blocker of Rask. It all started when Brad Marchand was unsure of whether to get off the ice or not. He stayed on to defend Jaden Schwartz but then immediately got off, giving Pietrangelo the easy route to the net. 

Halfway through the third, the Blues added some insurance when Brayden Schenn snapped one past Rask to make it 3-0. 

And then the nail in the coffin came with five minutes left when Zach Sanford put one past Rask to make it 4-0. Again, horrible defensive zone coverage by the Bruins. 

With under three minutes to play, Matt Grzelcyk made sure the B's didn't get shut out, as he ripped one past Jordan Binnington to make it 4-1. 

When it came to the goaltenders, Rask had 16 saves on 20 shots. Binnington played outstanding, stopping 32 of 33 shots. 

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