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Bruins force Game 7 against Blues

10 June 2019 05:32

Boston and the St Louis Blues are tied up at 3-3 in the Stanley Cup Final after the Bruins claimed a 5-1 win on Sunday.

Boston secured a victory in St Louis in Game 6 to keep their championship dreams alive after losing the previous two contests.

Now, there will be a winner-takes-all Game 7 in Boston on Wednesday.

Here are three takeaways from the Bruins' Game 6 win.

Tuukka Rask was at his best

Rask has not shut a team out since he held the Carolina Hurricanes scoreless on May 16 in Game 4 of the conference finals, but he came through in a big way on Sunday.

The 32-year old gave up one goal with a little less than eight minutes remaining in the third period against the Blues. He was determined to not let anything get past him, and when he did, he reacted in miraculous fashion.

Rask finished with 28 saves.

The Blues were reckless with the puck

St Louis seemed to be in disarray at various points during the game and they paid for it.

The Blues had three times as many giveaways as Boston, totalling 12 compared to the Bruins' four.

Even though St Louis were in the Enterprise Center, the venue did not appear to give them much of an advantage. Now, they will likely face a harsh environment on the road in Game 7.

 

The Bruins looked fluid offensively

Boston scored just three goals in the past two games combined, but eclipsed that total on Sunday alone by tallying five.

Five different Bruins scored goals, and while some were a result of St Louis' frantic, late-game efforts to produce, Boston flowed freely throughout the contest.

The Blues seemed stagnant, even though they only recorded three fewer shots.

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