The Boston Bruins shook off the rust and a two-goal deficit to beat the St. Louis Blues 4-2 in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final.
Brayden Schenn opened the scoring 7:23 into the first period and then set Vladimir Tarasenko after a terrible giveaway by David Pastrnak one minute into the second to give the Blues a 2-0 lead.
The Bruins tied things up before the end of the frame on goals from defensemen Conor Clifton and Charlie McAvoy. McAvoy’s goal came with Oskar Sundqvist off for cross-checking.
Sean Kuraly, who assisted on Clifton’s marker, notched the go-ahead goal 5:21 into the third and Brad Marchand provided the insurance with an empty-netter with a 1:49 into regulation. Kuraly was able to smack the puck in from in close after Noel Acciari’s pass hit his skate.
Tuukka Rask only had to make 18 saves while the Bruins, who won their eighth straight game, peppered St. Louis rookie Jordan Binnington with 37 shots.
Game 2 of the series will be on Wednesday at TD Garden.
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