The Bruins prevented the Blues from hoisting the Stanley Cup at home when they beat St. Louis 5-1 in Game 6 Sunday, tying the…
The Bruins prevented the Blues from hoisting the Stanley Cup at home when they beat St. Louis 5-1 in Game 6 Sunday, tying the series at three games apiece. The seventh and final game of the series will be played Wednesday at TD Garden in Boston, giving the Bruins home ice advantage in one last do-or-die game.
On Sunday, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch accidentally posted congratulatory messages to the Blues for winning the Stanley Cup on the e-edition of the newspaper.
Here is what St. Louis media is saying on Sunday after the Bruins sent the Cup Final to Game 7:
Benjamin Hochman, St. Louis Post-Dispatch: “It could have been the greatest sports moment this city has seen… Instead, on the cusp of the Cup, the Blues couldn’t rise to the moment. This is a painful sentence to type and surely to read: The Blues hosted Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final with the Stanley Cup in the building – and lost.”
Hochman emphasizes that the Bruins beat St. Louis in Game 6 by playing the way the Blues do at their best – hitting hard, suffocating an opponent in their own end via the forecheck and creating turnovers. He describes the team’s play as “uncharacteristic” Sunday. The softer forecheck and Jordan Binnington allowing Brandon Carlo a goal after that funny bounce as the main culprits.
He also pays tribute to Tuukka Rask – who made 28 saves on 29 shots against Sunday – and wonders whether even the Blues’ best will be enough to find a fourth and final win against Rask, the playoffs’ best goalie.

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