After getting off to a 9-13-4 start through 26 games, there were not high hopes for the Blues to make a postseason run. The offense was struggling to put the puck in the net, and Jake Allen was an inconsistent nightmare in the crease. Vladimir Tarasenko uncharacteristically recorded just 24 points in the first 40 games of the season. The Blues had high hopes going into the season after acquiring Ryan O’Reilly from the Buffalo Sabres as well as signing veteran winger Tyler Bozak. They had the pieces for a great season, but it all started at the top.
The Boston Bruins and St. Louis Blues were back at TD Garden for Game 2 of the 2019 Stanley Cup Final. The Blues down 1-0 in the series were looking to knot up the series and bring it back to St Louis with the home-ice advantage. Blues Forward Robert Thomas was scratched from this game after picking up an injury from the open ice hit by Torey Krug. Thomas has not been participating in most practices and morning skates. Robby Fabbri would take his spot in the lineup. Continue reading →
What a start to the 2019 Stanley Cup Finals tonight. The hockey world experienced game 1 of the series tonight, and it was a very back and forth game. After an exciting Game 1 win for the Bruins, let’s take a look back at the game itself, what each team can take away, and where the series could go from here.
It was a heck of a game yesterday at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, Indiana. Fans across the NHL might be arguing about the Blackhawks playing their third Winter Classic game since 2015, or the Bruins playing their third Winter Classic game since 2010. But it was a great show for players, fans, and everybody, who tuned in to watch it. The game was a promotion of hockey and it was successful.