NHL Morning Coffee Headlines – June 10, 2019
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.
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.