The Boston Bruins came back from two goals down to defeat the St. Louis Blues 4-2 in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final.
The Bruins, playing their first game in 11 days, were not in gear to start the game. Spotting St. Louis a two-goal lead. Fortunately, for the home fans at TD Garden in Boston. St. Louis proved a two-goal lead in indeed in worst in hockey.
The Bruins found their gear and never looked back.
“I think come the second period, I think we recovered our game a little bit, we got a little bit more physical and we started moving our feet and moving the puck,” Boston forward Marcus Johansson said. “And we ended up spending more time in their end and didn’t give them as much room. And I think that’s kind of when we started taking the game over, and from that point, I think we had control for most of it.”
Boston played ‘Bruins’ hockey the rest of the way. The shots were
30-12 over the final two periods. The Boston Bruins depth was the difference.
Sean Kuraly scored the game-winner at 5:21 of the third period and had an assist. The 26-year-old has three goals and seven points in 14 games this postseason. Boston is three wins away from hoisting the Stanley Cup.
The team that has won Game 1 has taken home the Stanley Cup 77% of the time.
I have a feeling this series is going to be a war though. So, buckle up!