BOSTON (AP) After Alex Pietrangelo lifted a backhander over Tuukka Rask to provide the St. Louis Blues a two-goal lead late in the first period, Boston fans went silent and the eerie quiet lasted throughout intermission.
With good reason. The Blues had not lost a playoff match when up by at least two goals.
The Bruins found out what San Jose Sharks, Dallas Stars and Winnipeg Jets learned the hard way: Don’t let the St. Louis Blues have a lead.
Check out the game’s 7 recap of the NHL Stanley Cup Finals Craig Berube’s team revealed all playoffs a baseball game could be locked down by it better than anyone else in the NHL. Their style of game contrasts to playing a recipe which helped them finish off Boston 4-1 Wednesday night in Game 7 to lift the Stanley Cup, with a lead.
“We did a real good job in the middle of the ice tonight, especially in our own end – great sticks, clogging it up, blocking shots,” Berube said.” I thought that our guys, they did a real great job in the center of the ice hockey, clogging it up, not giving them anything free ”
After the regular season saw an 138 multi-goal comebacks, the Blues went 4-0 in the Cup when taking an outcome of any kind on the Bruins they had a two-goal or advantage this postseason, and were undefeated.
When he took over as coach for Mike Yeo at 24, so a lot of that may be traced back to the changes of Berube. He also staged a north-south brand of hockey which better suited the roster general manager Doug Armstrong placed. Asked after Game 7 to the ice hockey that which Berube’s hiring supposed to St. Louis, Armstrong did not hesitate.
“Everything,” he said simply.” He came in. Among those things he did right away was he took down the standings. … He said, let’s just go to work every day.”
“He does not get too large, too low… I learned a lot working with him and that I look forward to working together for a long time to come,” added Armstrong, who then laughed when Berube’s interim title was mentioned.” We’re going to work that out.”