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Blues Advance to Stanley Cup Finals for First Time in 49 Years

The St. Louis Blues have not been to the Stanley Cup Finals in 49 years. They had a golden opportunity to get that done at home in Game 6 against the San Jose Sharks. San Jose was missing three key players in Joe Pavelski, Erik Karlsson, and Tomas Hertl.

St. Louis took full advantage of a depleted Sharks team as the Blues dominated them in Game 6, 5-1.

David Perron scored 1:32 into the game for St. Louis. Vladimir Tarasenko scored a power-play goal with 3:44 to go in the period.

Dylan Gambrell scored 6:40 into the second-period for San Jose.

Brayden Schenn scored a power-play goal with 7:13 remaining in the second-period for the St. Louis Blues.

Tyler Bozak scored 6:55 remaining in regulation and Ivan Barbashev scored an empty-net goal with 2:15 remaining in regulation for St. Louis.

Jordan Binnington finished the game with 25 saves for the Blues.

Martin Jones only made 14 saves for the San Jose Sharks.

This could have very well been Joe Thornton’s last NHL game for San Jose.

At one point during the season, St. Louis was in dead last in the NHL standings. Craig Berube deserves a ton of credit to getting this team this far. Patrick Maroon and Ryan O’Reilly said after the game that this team is playing with a bunch of swagger right now and who can blame them for saying something like that?

Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals between the St. Louis Blues and the Boston Bruins will be on Monday night in Boston. These two teams won one game against one another during the regular season. This could potentially be an epic series.

 

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