Boston Bruins vs. St. Louis Blues 6/3/19, Prediction & Odds

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If the Bruins are able to win Game 4, they will have a 3-1 series lead with two of the final three games at their home arena.

"Did I think we'd score three goals in the first period?"

It took 14 tries but the St. Louis Blues finally got their first-ever Stanley Cup Final win, beating the Boston Bruins with a thoroughly impressive 3-2 overtime victory in Game 2 on Thursday.

Taking a 2-1 edge in the series could be quite hard, however, because the Bruins own a 6-2 record (including a four-game win streak) on the road in the 2019 Stanley Cup playoffs.

In all three games, the Bruins' fourth line has scored, and while center Sean Kuraly's goal in Saturday night's game was ultimately just one of seven, it came with just 10 seconds left in the first period to make it a 3-0 deficit at intermission.

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"It's about time we get going", Pastrnak told reporters in St. Louis. Considering they are one of only two teams in Stanley Cup Final history to have a ideal night on the power play with at least four attempts (the other being the 1980 New York Islanders), we'd say historically good.

A lot of things went right for the Bruins.

They'll be very focused on shift to shift. "I think it bleeds into 5-on-5".

If you are looking to party before the game the Blues and the National Hockey League are throwing concerts during the street parties before game four of the Stanley Cup finals on Monday. "Assertiveness and good decision making". Slowing down the Bruins power play will not be easy as it has been the best in the postseason so far.

The Blues had indeed averaged less than three penalties per game in the previous three rounds of play, but have seen that number balloon to 5.7 against the Bruins.

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A lot of fours, eh? In the process, he became the sixth player to accumulate 100 career playoff points with the Bruins, climbing into a tie with Phil Esposito for second place in franchise playoff history. "It's a backcheck. It happens all the time, where you kind of get your body positioned". Simple plays. Keep the fancy stuff out of the game plan. "He's been huge for us all year". The B's power play unit was 4-for-4 on the man advantage, but Blues head coach Craig Berube didn't seem to think they deserved all of those opportunities.

"I thought it was 50-50, " Berube said of the challenge. If we can stay tighter, more compact ... he does a great job of moving up top.

Inexperienced teams in these types of situations often can't help but get a collective adrenalin surge and start doing things that they normally wouldn't do. Tuukka Rask has given up 39 goals on 635 shots faced.

"It's just the creativity and guys stepping into certain roles, certain spots, and we fill in for each other", Krug said. "I don't need to discuss whether I'm taking him out of the lineup".

The Blues have come back from adversity before, starting with climbing out of the league cellar on January 3 and overcoming a loss in Game 3 in the Western Conference final to San Jose on an uncalled illegal hand pass that led directly to an overtime goal. The Blues special teams also stepped up and performed much better in Game 2.

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The St Louis Blues have had a heck of a second half of the season and they have parlayed that into a run to the Stanley Cup Finals. If the Blues are going to bounce back in this series, it'll be with that kind of effort. If that reference doesn't connect (like so many St. Louis passes), the Blues are once again a team that looks like it isn't sure - or doesn't know - who it really is.

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