It’s the Blues vs Bruins game 5 of the 2019 NHL Final. The Stanley Cup finals has got to an interesting point as it has effectively became a best-of-three series. It’s because, as of now, they are tied after winning two games each. Boston Bruins are hosting this time for the St. Louis Blues. (Check: India vs South Africa.)
In the last four matches, they won alternatively. In Game 4, Louis scored and got a convincing win by 4-2. There is another bad news for the Bruins. It looks like they won’t be able to make Zdeno Chara play for them as he got injured in the last one. So, Blues seems to be going in the right direction.
But, they shouldn’t consider their opponents weak as Boston would be looking for any readily available opportunity. Having a Game 5 with 2-2 tie in the NHL history, makes the Stanley Cup finals an intriguing tournament as it consists of only seven games in the playoffs.
According to Hockey Reference, the winner has moved on 78.9 percent of the time.
Stanley Cup Game 5 Info: How to Blues vs Bruins Live Stream Online
- When: Thursday, June 6, at 8 p.m. ET
- TV: NBC
- Live stream: NBC Sports, FuboTV,
- Odds (via Caesars): Bruins (-155; bet $155 to win $100); Blues (+140; bet $100 to win $140)
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It’s apparent that Bruins’ captain Zdeno Chara is not likely to play today as he is still injured. He got himself injured in Game 4. In the second period, the Slovak deflected a shot that went straight to the 6’9″ defenseman’s face. Due to it, he immediately fell to the ice, and exited the game.
Though he came back to the bench, Chara didn’t returned to the ground. Following the loss, the coach Cassidy was quoted saying that the player was uncomfortable and advised not to return. The next morning, he didn’t have any update. It seems pretty much like the Bruins are down Chara and Matt Grzelcyk for Game 5.
It happens so, the Boston coach may use seven defensemen as per the ESPN’s Greg Wyshynksi. That would mean the Bruins entertaining one of Urho Vaakanainen, Jeremy Lauzon, and Jakub Zboril. But none of the three have played in the postseason.
The Bruins will still be hoping for either Chara or Grzelcyk or both to come back. But, it will be a tough choice to make if neither of them would be able to make it up.
The Game 3 went very bad for Jordan Binnington. He happen to surrender 5 goals on just 19 shots. However, the Blues’ rookie netminder quickly got them recovered again. He stopped a total of 23 out of 25 shots that he faced in Game 4. As a result, he continued the trend of bouncing back after a loss.
He has got the ability to move past the bad performances. That, hence, has proved to be critical for the Blues throughout the post season. Speaking of which, he has been able to propel St Louis in clutch moments, consistently. So far, he has allowed only seven goals.
That is one enormous trend favoring the Blues in Game 5. Stay tuned for the latest updates.