Boston-- On their fourteenth attempt, the St. Louis Blues have finally won a Stanley Cup Final game. After an underwhelming performance in a Game One loss in which they were outshot by 18, the Blues responded with a much more desperate attitude. The Bruins started out with the lead though, as midseason acquisition, Charlie Coyle was able to score on the power play 4 minutes and 44 seconds into the opening frame. However, that goal was answered about 5 minutes later when a Robert Bortuzzo shot was taken from a sharp angle and ricocheted off the leg of Bruins defenseman Matt Grzelcyk and past Tuukka Rask to level the score at 1-1. Not even one minute after that, Boston’s fourth line came up big again, as Joakim Nordstrom was able to push the puck through Jordan Binnington’s five-hole and into the back of the net. The score would only be 2-1 for about 4 minutes though, as Vladimir Tarasenko was able to score his 10th goal of the postseason off the rebound from his own breakaway opportunity. The score would become 2-2 and would hold for the remainder of regulation. But momentum would shift towards the Blues when overtime started. The Blues would end the game on a Carl Gunnarsson laser beam from the blue line just 4 minutes into the overtime period. The Blues were 4-0 in scoring chances during overtime and thoroughly outshot them throughout the night, 37-23. Game 3 will be played in St. Louis on Saturday at 8:00 PM EST.
Blues forward Oskar Sundqvist will be suspended one game for an illegal hit on Matt Grzelcyk.