NHL Morning Coffee Headlines – June 10, 2019

by | Jun 10, 2019 | News, NHL | 19 comments

The Boston Bruins win Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final. Check out the recap in today’s NHL morning coffee headlines. 

NHL.COM: There will be a seventh and deciding game in the 2019 Stanley Cup Final as the Boston Bruins beat the St. Louis Blues 5-1 in Game 6 on Sunday. Tuukka Rask made 28 saves while Brad Marchand and David Pastrnak each had a goal and an assist. 

Boston Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask backstopped his club to a 5-1 victory over the St. Louis Blues in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final (Photo via NHL Images).

The Bruins successfully killed all four Blues power plays. Bruins captain Zdeno Chara’s empty-net goal made him the oldest defenseman (42) to score a goal in the Stanley Cup Final. 

SPORTSNET:  Bruins center Patrice Bergeron’s pre-game speech helped motivate his teammates to victory. 

THE SCORE: Blues center Ryan O’Reilly admitted his delay-of-game penalty early in the first period put his club on the back foot. The Bruins capitalized with a game-opening five-on-three power-play goal, forcing the Blues to try to play catch-up for the rest of the game.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch newspaper prematurely published a letter from Blues chairman Tom Stillman congratulating the players and Blues fans for their Stanley Cup championship to their digital edition. The pages were eventually removed before Game 6. 

STLTODAY.COM: The loss was the Blues seventh on home ice in 13 postseason games this spring. 

Game 7 will be held in Boston on Wednesday night

SPECTOR’S NOTE: It wasn’t for a lack of effort by the Blues. This game was much closer through the first and second periods, with the Bruins clinging to a one-goal lead before blowing it open in the third. Indeed, the Blues controlled most of the play through those two periods but couldn’t beat Rask. The Bruins’ netminder made the difference, aided by his hardworking defense corps. If the Bruins win Game 7, Rask will probably win the Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP. 







19 Comments

  1. Those Bruins are resilient. Each now has two wins in the other’s barn. Game 7 should be a doozy!

  2. Bluey beats bruman!!!

  3. Might have seen this before…….

  4. I hope Bruins took some numbers at end of game slashing cross checks punches to the head first game next year should be a doozy.Rask was the difference Binnington wasn’t as good and Game seven should be awesome.

    • The Blues are actually dirtier and rougher than the ’11 Bruins.
      I never thought I’d see the day.

      • It was meant for Obe , he only sees infractions one way . Its been pretty dirty both ways.

      • Shoreorrpark, yes the officiating has changed since Craig Berube comments. Chara basically got a 2 minute minor last night for being stronger then Perron.

    • You suffer from tunnel vision. lol

      • Hi Vinny.
        How so?

      • I think both teams play with a little bit of Fred Shero’s approach. The refs won’t call everything. The refs have the toughest job, if they don’t call it we complain and if they do we say let them play. They should get paid like the players.

      • Chara was just stronger than Perron Vinnie please pick a different team to cheer for maybe the Leafs or Habs.

    • If the going gets rough, the Bruins will call on the most ferocious bruin of all –the Grzelcyk bear.

  5. No cup winners on their team
    Losing record on home ice during the playoffs
    Rookie Goaltender in nets who didn’t start playing until January
    1 goal on the PP

    Doesn’t sound like a recipe for success; but here they are, the St. Louis Blues one win away from being the Stanley Cup Champs.

  6. Lyle if Boston win it won’t be a probably, it will be Rask for the Conn Smythe.

    • I know many of us were concerned with Rask’s big-game ability going into these playoffs…seems he has proven that wrong. I think getting some extra rest this season has a lot to do with that.

      The secondary scoring has also been incredible. Kuhlman being the 21st different scorer for the Bruins in these playoffs and tying a record. If John Moore can get a goal on Wednesday that would be 22. I hope Moore scores a hat trick!

  7. Rask has been tremendous and consistent. Part of the formula (or wishful thinking) for a Leafs’ series win in Round One was one bad game from Tuuka Rask. That’s been a bit of his history in the playoffs.
    Didn’t happen then, hasn’t happened since, Rask has been the best player in the playoffs.

  8. Great finals(minus not knowing what will be a penalty or not….)

    If the Blues win the Cup they will be potentially be the only Cup winning team ever to not have a HOF player. Binnington becomes multiple Vezina or ROR wins a handful of Selkes….

    I am assuming DrewD gets in one day but maybe no other King players….Kopitar?

    • Too early in careers to count out Tarasenko, Pietrangelo or Parasayko – all still in their mid- to late 20s.

      • for sure but potentially