Boston, Massachusetts-- The Stanley Cup Final is finally here, and the first game did not disappoint. A young and hungry St. Louis Blues squad playing in their first cup final in nearly fifty years came out firing in the first period, and forward Brayden Schenn found twine seven minutes and twenty-three seconds in. The Bruins were unable to respond in the final twelve minutes of the period, and the scoring stood at 1-0 heading into the second. It was expected by most fans and analysts for the Bruins to come out sluggishly, considering it had been nearly two weeks since they had last played. The second period looked to be more of the same, as electric scorer Vladimir Tarasenko was able to double the St. Louis lead just one minute into the second frame off a sloppy giveaway in the defensive zone by the Bruins. But then suddenly something changed for Boston, as they played mistake-free for the rest of the period and seemingly for the rest of the game. Just a minute and some change later, the Bruins were able to get their first goal of the series from an unlikely source, defenseman Connor Clifton, who scored for just the second time in the entire playoffs. The Blues suddenly became the sloppier team, taking way more penalties than they could afford against such a dangerous power play. The Bruins finally capitalized on their fourth man-advantage of the game, on a shot from Charlie McCoy that deflected off the Blues defense and past rookie netminder Jordan Binnington. The Blues looked lost and were unable to get shot in the final eight minutes of the second. When they were finally able to get back into the shot column four minutes into the second, the Bruins had taken complete control of the momentum. Shortly after the first Blues shot in what felt like hours, Boston was able to take the lead on a goal stuffed in by fourth-liner Sean Kuraly. This would be the deciding goal, as Brad Marchand closed the door after the Binnington was pulled from the game, nailing the open net with just under two minutes remaining. Game 1 would end with the Bruins winning, 4-2. Game 2 will be played at 8:00 PM eastern time on Wednesday, May 29th.