Drop him a line at phtblog@nbcsports.com or follow him on Twitter @AGretz. The Stanley Cup Final has been decided in a Game 7 on 17 occasions since the NHL went to a best-of-7 format in 1939. The Red Wings hadn't lost at home in nearly four months and kept that record intact. • Bruins captain Zdeno Chara will set an NHL record on Wednesday by playing in his 14th career Game 7, snapping a tie between him, Scott Stevens, and Patrick Roy. More Binnington stonewalling sucked more life out of not only Boston's scarily quiet first line but a TD Garden crowd that at one point dished New England Patriots Super Bowl highlights in order to spark cheers. For a team that sat in last place on the first day of 2019, the Blues looked a whole lot more like a veteran playoff team than the Bruins, who were essentially sapped of all energy and rhythm as early as the end of the first period. BIGGER GOAL BY O'REILLY!!!! Deaths • This will be the second time the Bruins have had to play at least two Game 7s in a single postseason, joining their 2011 championship season when they played in — and won — three different Game 7s.

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Rookie goalie Ken Dryden did the rest, preserving the victory that sent future Hockey Hall of Famer Jean Beliveau into retirement with 10 Stanley Cup championships as a player. Ryan O'Reilly, meanwhile, rewarded Binnington's perseverance by putting the Blues on the board first with 3:13 left in the opening period, tipping a hard shot from Sammy Blais past Rask and setting a franchise record with 22 career postseason points in the process.
The Blues stunned the packed house at TD Garden by winning the Cup for the first time since entering the NHL in 1967, as well as capping their rise from last place in the NHL standings on the morning of Jan. 3. The Canadiens took a 1-0 lead on a first-period goal by Floyd Curry, but Red Kelly scored 1:17 into the second period to make it 1-1 and neither team scored again in regulation. #stlblues #WeAllBleedBlue pic.twitter.com/U6rNorBs2n. 1954: Detroit Red Wings 2, Montreal Canadiens 1 (OT). If St. Louis' sudden lead seemed improbable due to the Bruins' obvious energy advantage early in the game, Alex Pietrangelo ensured TD Garden would keep quiet for a while longer. All Rights Reserved. HUGE HIT BY BLAIS!!!! We bring sports news that matters to your inbox, to help you stay informed and get a winning edge. Lightning captain Dave Andreychuk won the Cup for the first time after playing 1,597 regular-season games without a championship. • If the Blues are going to win the Stanley Cup they are going to have to win another game on the road, something they have been great at this postseason. 2004: Tampa Bay Lightning 2, Calgary Flames 1. The Blues still have a slight edge in the shot attempts and scoring chance metrics, but it is very fitting that this series has required seven games given that the Blues and Bruins were two of the NHL’s best teams since the beginning of January. • During 5-on-5 play the series has been mostly even, with the two teams separated by just a single goal. The defending champion Red Wings completed the first Cup Final to see the home team win all seven games by defeating the Canadiens at Olympia Stadium. NHL.com is the official web site of the National Hockey League. The Bruins and Kings won all three. Boston goalie Tim Thomas made 37 saves for his second shutout of the series. Contact: info@sportsnews24.com, EA SPORTS NHL 21 Featuring An Expanded Be A Pro Experience, A history of Game 7s in the Stanley Cup Final, First Stanley Cup Final Game 7 In Eight Years To Be Played This Wednesday At 8 Pm Et On NBC, History awaits as Stanley Cup will be awarded tonight; Blues, Bruins lay it all on the line in first Game 7 in Final since 2011, College Football Week 8 Predictions – Oct. 22, 5-0 Seattle Seahawks Visit 4-2 Arizona Cardinals This Week On NBC Sunday Night Football, College Football Week 7 Predictions – Oct. 16, Crucial Matchup As Los Angeles Rams Visit San Francisco 49ers, Preview of NFL Network’s Week 6 Saturday and Sunday Programming, College Football Week 6 Predictions – Oct. 9, Buccaneers-Bears Draws Viewership of 15.4 Million Across All Platforms.
If not for some help from the crossbar, Tuukka Rask may have also surrendered a third Blues goal in the second. The Stanley Cup became the NHL's de facto championship trophy in 1926, and the league instituted the best-of-seven series starting in the 1938–39 season. That allowed St. Louis to hold a 2-0 lead after two periods despite taking only six of their own shots at the halfway point of the action. • Conn Smythe watch The Stanley Cup Finals in ice hockey (also known as the Stanley Cup Final among various media, French: Finale de la Coupe Stanley) is the National Hockey League's (NHL) championship series to determine the winner of the Stanley Cup, North America's oldest professional sports trophy. Mel Hill gave Toronto a 1-0 lead 5:38 into the first period. A. 1942: Toronto Maple Leafs 3, Detroit Red Wings 1. More Blues-Bruins Game 7 1955: Detroit Red Wings 3, Montreal Canadiens 1. The Red Wings were heavily favored against the fourth-place Rangers but had to rally to win Game 6 and spent much of Game 7 playing from behind. This page was last edited on 9 October 2020, at 08:08. So great, in fact, that they have been better on the road than they have at home. Scoring strikes from Zach Sanford and Brayden Schenn in the final eight and a half minutes sealed the deal, with only a late tally from Matt Grzelcyk putting Boston on the board.