Boston Bruins vs St. Louis Blues / NHL – Boston won Game 1 of the Stanley Cup final series and now has chance to double the advantage. Game 2 will be again played in their TD Garden and if they win again they will keep the home-field advantage, which might be the key factor on their way towards the title. The Blues didn’t play bad in Game 1 but they lost eventually and now have chance to rectify that.
Boston Bruins vs St. Louis Blues begins 30.05.2019 at 02:00 CET
Thanks to ending up at a better position after the regular season Boston will have the home-field advantage in the final and therefore it is very important to win in its arena. The Bruins have the first game and now they are hosts again. However, Boston had a fair deal of problems at the beginning of the final series and the Blues have shown that they will be a very dangerous opponent. Team from St. Louis plays well away games and they confirmed that in the previous game. They didn’t play well the last third and that was the main reason for their defeat.
The Boston players didn’t start well the match and already after seven minutes they received a goal. Scheen was scorer for the visiting team and after the first part the Blues had a lead of 0-1. At the beginning of the second third Tarasenko scored the second goal for St. Louis Blues, which was a great advantage for his team. The Bruins were in great trouble at the beginning of the second period and it seemed that will lose the first game. However, they played much better later on and in the end they finally managed to turn the result up-side down and win the game.
St. Louis Blues
The Blues showed in the first part of the game why they are one of most dangerous visiting teams. But, they lost steam in the second part of game and received two goals in just 12 minutes which allowed the home team to equalise the result. Clifton reduced the guests’ advantage to 2-1, while McAvoy scored while his team was on power play and that equalised the result. Unlike the first period Boston's players started well the third one and after five minutes Kuraly scored a goal and Boston surged ahead for the first time in the game.
The guests were trying to equalise the result all the way till the end of match and they even sent the goalkeeper on the bench in last five minutes but nothing help. Two minutes before the end Marchand clinched Boston's victory with an empty-net goal and sets the final result at 4-2. St. Louis Blues had dropped a huge advantage of 0-2 and it is questionable will they have such chance in Game 2. What can make their fans happy is good play in the first part of Game 1 and if they can improve defence the Blues can hope for a positive result in the next game.
Boston Bruins vs St. Louis Blues PICK
Boston has eight-game winning streak and will definitely try to extend the winning series in this game. Regardless of very good results made by the Bruins recently we would give advantage to the guests in this game since they the Blues are very good outside their arena and we don’t believe that will lose for the second time in a row as that would put them in a very difficult situation.
Pick: St. Louis Blues wins
Odds: 2.45 at Betsson (down to 2.40 can be played)
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