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Game 2: St. Louis at Boston - 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 29 (TV: NBCSN, Sportsnet, CBC, TVA Sports)
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The pick: Bruins in six.
13:00 - The puck is in the St. Louis net, but was Binnington pushed in along with it? Review says no goal.
1:52 - Huge save! Rask sprawls to stop a hard one-timer and keeps the game scoreless.
9:24 - GOAL Perron banks it in after a non-call on a trip by Bozak that has the fans incensed. Blues 2, Bruins 0.
Along with being outshot, the Blues were also outhit by the Bruins. Yet it seemed like St. Louis was the team dishing out more of the physicality, including a non-penalized high hit by Ivan Barbashev in the first period of Thursday's contest that seemed to set the tone for the Blues for the rest of the game.
A frustrated Cassidy declared after Game 5 that "The National Hockey League's getting a black-eye with their officiating in these playoffs."
4:36 - Brandon Carlo breaks up a St. Louis 3-on-1 with a well-timed interception. That was vital.
Chris Kerber and Joe Vitale are the current radio broadcast team. John Kelly (son of Dan) and Darren Pang handle television coverage, along with rinkside reporter Bernie Federko, and Scott Warmann, Terry Yake and Jamie Rivers (pre-game and post-game shows).
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Championship parades have become as common around Boston as clam chowdah. The Celtics havent won since 2008, but the reigning World Series champion Red Sox have prevailed four times in the last 15 seasons and the New England Patriots won the Super Bowl in February for the third time in six seasons. The Bruins last won the Stanley Cup in 2011, but they reached the Final in 2013. Thats a drought these days. Its a tough city. Youve got to be able to keep up with the Joneses in this city, general manager Don Sweeney said Sunday.
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11:30 - Boston registers the first shot by either team in the last few minutes. This game has ground to a halt.
Amid several questionable personnel moves and an unstable ownership situation, the Blues finished the 200506 season with their worst record in 27 years. They missed the playoffs for only the fourth time in franchise history. Moreover, for the first time in club history, the normally excellent support seen by St. Louisans began to fade away, with crowds normally numbering around 12,000, a far cry from the team's normal high (about 18,000 in a 19,500 seat arena). Wal-Mart heir Nancy Walton Laurie and her husband Bill purchased the Blues in 1999. On June 17, 2005, the Lauries announced that they would sell the team. Bill Laurie, a former point guard at Memphis State University, had long desired to buy and move a National Basketball Association (NBA) team to St. Louis (coming close to achieving this in 1999, with an unsuccessful attempt to purchase the then-Vancouver Grizzlies), and it was thought that this desire caused him to neglect the Blues. On September 29, 2005, it was announced that the Lauries had signed an agreement to sell the Blues to SCP Worldwide, a consulting and investment group headed by former Madison Square Garden president Dave Checketts. On November 14, 2005, the Blues announced that SCP Worldwide had officially withdrawn from negotiations to buy the team. On December 27, 2005, it was announced that the Blues had signed a letter of intent to exclusively negotiate with General Sports and Entertainment, LLC. However, after the period of exclusivity, SCP entered the picture again. On March 24, 2006, the Lauries completed the sale of the Blues and the lease to the Savvis Center to SCP and TowerBrook Capital Partners, L.P., a private equity firm. The Blues are currently the only team in the four major North American sports (ice hockey, basketball, baseball, and American football) to be owned by a private equity firm.
The Blues will play in their first final in 49 years, once again meeting the Bruins as the Blues seek their first title in franchise history. The Bruins will look for their first Stanley Cup since 2011 their second title in the 49 years after beating the Blues in 1970.
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15:11 - A "Let's Go Bruins!" chant breaks out at the TD Garden, but that Blues goal has definitely deflated the crowd.
Steen is likely to suit up against the Bruins in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final despite missing practice for maintenance reasons.
The Blues' lone goal came from -- guess who? --- Ryan O'Reilly. He continues to light it up in this series. That's his fourth goal in the last three games and his seventh point of the series. He has stepped up for St. Louis in this Cup Final after having a pretty rough go of things in the prior three rounds. If the Blues are able to get a win in Game 7, O'Reilly is looking like he might be playing himself into the Conn Smythe discussion.