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Blues Hold on For Dear Life in Game 5 Win over Bruins

The Stanley Cup Finals between the St. Louis Blues and the Boston Bruins was tied at two games a piece entering a crucial Game 5 in Boston. There was a critical moment in the game where St. Louis had a 1-0 lead in the third-period.

Tyler Bozak tripped up one of Boston’s players and Bozak was looking for a penalty to be called but the referees never called it. Because of it, David Perron scored a goal with 9:24 remaining in regulation and because of it, the Blues won Game 5, 3-2.

There should have been a penalty called but it never happened. Jake DeBrusk was able to cut the deficit to one goal for the Bruins with 6:28 remaining in regulation.

Boston was buzzing to score at the end of the game, but Jordan Binnington kept on denying them. He finished the game with 38 saves for St. Louis.

Tuukka Rask only had 19 saves for the Boston Bruins, but it felt like he had more because Rask constantly kept bailing his teammates out and giving them a chance to keep them in the game and potentially win it.

The other goal that was scored in this game was by Ryan O’Reilly 55 seconds into the second-period on a back-handed shot.

The last time Boston trailed 3-2 in a series and also lost a Game 5 on home ice 2-1 was back in the first-round against the Toronto Maple Leafs. The Bruins were able to come back and win that series and if Boston fans are currently panicking, they shouldn’t because of that.

Defenseman Zdeno Chara played in Game 5 for the Boston Bruins with a broken jaw. He wore a cage on his mask and because of it, Chara was able to played with no problem but there was an issue with communication.

 

At one point during this season, the St. Louis Blues were in dead last in the NHL Standings. They are now one win away from winning their first ever Stanley Cup title in franchise history. St. Louis could do it in front of their home fans in Game 6 on Sunday night.

The winner of Game 5 in the Stanley Cup Finals after the series is tied at 2-2, they go onto win the Stanley Cup 72 percent of the time.

Boston will look to force a Game 7 for the second time this postseason.

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