What a special year for the Boston Bruins. From beating the Toronto Maple Leafs in 7 games, to blasting the Blue Jackets and Hurricanes out of the water, to eventually losing in the Stanley Cup, it was a truly memorable year. I wish I would be writing a happier article, but so it goes.
The Boston Bruins have gone to St. Louis and defeated the St. Louis Blues handily, by a score of 5-1. In a game surrounded by a lot of hype in St. Louis, the Bruins, with their backs against the wall, delivered handily, assisted by a stroke of genius by Bruce Cassidy in bringing rookie winger Karson Kuhlman into the lineup, who tallied a goal along with solid play on both ends of the ice, only to be accompanied by his outstanding speed, which allowed him to get in behind the defense and win puck battles behind net. The Bruins will return to Boston, where they will square off one more time against the St. Louis Blues for Lord Stanley on Wednesday night.
I have no words to say. The referees completely and totally mangled these last two games. Granted, the Bruins did not show up to play, even behind a rowdy Boston crowd. They were flat, and, frankly, sucked. Yet, the St. Louis Blues continued to get away with dirty hits, obvious penalties, and still managed to get ticky-tack calls on us. I will pay the referees all the money in my bank account (44 dollars, that's not even a joke) to start calling the game right. Yes, Craig Berube complained about you after getting crushed 7-2. That does not give you any excuse to give the St. Louis Blues all of the calls and 150% of the non calls for the rest of the series. Get your act together.
Game three of the 2019 Stanley Cup Finals couldn't have gone any better for the visiting Boston Bruins. Seven goals, a perfect 4-4 power-play, and 27 saves from their goaltender all factored into what was a dominating victory.
Game four however would see the home side respond.
With a game two victory over the Boston Bruins, the St. Louis Blues earned their first Stanley Cup Final victory in franchise history. The Blues evened the series at one game a piece with a 3-2 overtime victory over the Bruins Wednesday night, giving themselves a chance to take the lead back on home ice Saturday at the Enterprise Center.
Blues’ Center Oskar Sundqvist to Receive Hearing with NHL for Boarding of Bruins Defenseman Matt Grzelcyk
The NHL has announced that Blues center Oskar Sundqvist will have a hearing with the NHL Department of Player Safety on Thursday afternoon to discuss potential discipline for his hit on Bruins defenseman Matt Grzelyck during Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Finals.
Game one of the 2019 Stanley Cup Finals between the Boston Bruins and St Louis Blues began at TD Garden with the long layover finally over. For the Bruins, it marked the first time since 1990 that they held home ice advantage in the finals, overall it's the third time in the last nine years the Bruins have made the final round. For the Blues, this appearance snapped a 49-year drought dating back to 1970, when they were swept in the finals by Bobby Orr and the Bruins.
The Boston Bruins have defeated the Carolina Hurricanes in dominating fashion, sweeping them out of the playoffs 4 games to none in a game that mirrored the series result. The Bruins are moving on to the Stanley Cup Finals, becoming the third team from Boston to reach a world championship in the calendar year (thank you Celtics... NOT). I would like to applaud a great series for the Carolina Hurricanes and a great run for the last few months, they were hard competitors and were a great team.
The Bruins traveled to Raleigh, North Carolina Tuesday for game three of their seven-game series with the Carolina Hurricanes. After a dominating 6-2 Mother's Day win at TD Garden, the B's took a strong hold of the Eastern Conference Finals, allowing just four goals while scoring eleven in two games before heading south for games three and four. Entering Tuesday, the Hurricanes had yet to lose on home ice in the 2019 playoffs, and they looked to maintain that perfect record against Boston in an attempt to fight their way back into the series.