3 takeaways from the Bruins' series-tying win victory

3 takeaways from the Bruins' series-tying win victory

The Blues lead the Bruins in the series, 3-2.

Ryan O'Reilly scored in the third period for St. Louis, which is looking for the franchise's first Stanley Cup title in its 51st season.

"But I do believe the players, they're used to playing, that's when they're comfortable, that's when some of that stuff just goes out the window".

Instead, the series is now heading to Boston for a winner-take-all Game 7 on Wednesday.

If those 17 seconds cost them a Game 6 and a reputation in in 2013, these 18 seconds earned him fresh ones on Sunday.

For St. Louis, Wednesday's game will be their second chance to end the longest wait in National Hockey League history - 51 seasons - for a team to win their first championship.

"Well, to me, it matters a lot because I haven't been through it in a Stanley Cup Final", Cassidy said. If the Bruins win, they would force a decisive Game 7 Wednesday night at TD Garden.

It seems the Bruins offence has dried up in the last two games.

For the many anti-Tuukka Bruins fans, those 17 seconds are at the root of everyone who questions whether he's really good enough to win a Cup.

Boston faces potential elimination Sunday night.

Of note, the NHL Player Safety Department handed down a one-game suspension to forward Ivan Barbashev for an illegal check to the head on Bruins forward Marcus Johansson. Boston was able to get on the board first thanks to a 5-on-3 power play in the first period.

"We weathered the storm pretty good", Rask said.

First, Jake DeBrusk won a board battle with Pietrangelo to set up Carlo's bouncing shot that went off Binnington's arm for the defenceman's second career playoff goal.

Even though St. Louis was in the Enterprise Center, the venue didn't appear to give it much of an advantage.

Goaltender Jordan Binnington was the story once again in game five stopping 38-of-39 shots on goal. Zdeno Chara scored into an empty net at 17:41.

"It got us going in the right direction", said Boston coach Bruce Cassidy. "And now, together, we can finally say 'We won the Cup for St. Louis, '" he added.

They played like a team that had been there before, in part, because a few of them had.

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