|Stanley Cup Finals - Best of 7 - Game 1|
|1||ST LOUIS||+145||Ov 5.5,-110||+125||Ov 5,-135|
|2||BOSTON||-165||Un 5.5,-110||-145||Un 5,+115|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||28-22-0||+6.5||28-22||+6.5||19-27||2.8||31.4||2.4||28.6|
|Last 5 Games||4-1-0||+2.8||4-1||+2.8||3-2||4.0||27.6||1.8||27.0|
|Team Stats (All Games)||101||304||99||95||100||10||13||3192||9.5%||299||62||20.7%||510|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||50||142||37||49||52||4||5||1568||9.1%||144||30||20.8%||241|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||20||6||9||5||0||1||138||14.5%||20||5||25.0%||30|
|Team Stats (Playoffs)||19||57||16||16||24||1||1||588||9.7%||62||12||19.4%||95|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||271||75||92||93||11||16||2884||9.4%||273||52||19.0%||449|
|Stats Against (Road Games)|| ||122||31||47||37||7||10||1432||8.5%||149||23||15.4%||196|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||9||2||4||2||1||0||135||6.7%||9||1||11.1%||13|
|Stats Against (Playoffs)|| ||48||17||16||13||2||2||539||8.9%||41||9||22.0%||80|
|JAKE ALLEN (All Games)||46||45||1277||1156||90.5%||2||19-26||-10||19-26-0||-11||22-21|
|JAKE ALLEN (Road Games)||25||25||752||695||92.4%||2||11-14||-2.4||11-14-0||-5||8-16|
|JAKE ALLEN(vs. Non-Conference)||16||16||392||349||89.0%||1||6-10||-7.2||6-10-0||-7||9-7|
|JAKE ALLEN (Last 4 Games)||4||4||119||110||92.4%||1||1-3||-4.7||1-3-0||-5||2-2|
|JAKE ALLEN (Playoff Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|JORDAN BINNINGTON (All Games)||52||50||1368||1258||92.0%||1||36-14||+17.5||36-14-0||+17||20-25|
|JORDAN BINNINGTON (Road Games)||24||24||623||573||92.0%||0||17-7||+9.9||17-7-0||+10||11-10|
|JORDAN BINNINGTON(vs. Non-Conference)||16||15||444||415||93.5%||0||13-2||+10.6||13-2-0||+11||5-8|
|JORDAN BINNINGTON (Last 4 Games)||4||4||109||102||93.6%||0||3-1||+1.7||3-1-0||+1||2-2|
|JORDAN BINNINGTON (Playoff Games)||20||20||561||510||90.9%||0||12-8||+2||12-8-0||+1||10-8|
|VILLE HUSSO (All Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|VILLE HUSSO (Road Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|VILLE HUSSO(vs. Non-Conference)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|VILLE HUSSO (Playoff Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||35-15-0||+6.8||35-15||+6.8||22-26||3.4||33.3||2.4||28.7|
|Last 5 Games||5-0-0||+5.2||5-0||+5.2||2-3||4.0||27.2||1.0||30.6|
|Team Stats (All Games)||99||316||82||109||113||12||21||3251||9.7%||301||82||27.2%||533|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||50||172||44||50||70||8||11||1663||10.3%||158||49||31.0%||297|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||20||3||7||10||0||2||136||14.7%||16||7||43.7%||35|
|Team Stats (Playoffs)||17||57||16||16||24||1||6||571||10.0%||50||17||34.0%||93|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||248||62||83||93||9||17||2966||8.4%||295||56||19.0%||410|
|Stats Against (Home Games)|| ||121||26||39||52||3||9||1437||8.4%||139||24||17.3%||196|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||5||1||2||2||0||0||153||3.3%||18||1||5.6%||8|
|Stats Against (Playoffs)|| ||33||6||12||14||0||1||550||6.0%||51||7||13.7%||58|
|JAROSLAV HALAK (All Games)||40||37||1158||1068||92.2%||3||22-15||+0.6||22-15-0||0||15-20|
|JAROSLAV HALAK (Home Games)||19||18||545||505||92.7%||1||14-4||+6.2||14-4-0||+5||8-8|
|JAROSLAV HALAK(vs. Non-Conference)||17||17||489||455||93.0%||1||11-6||+2.2||11-6-0||+1||5-12|
|JAROSLAV HALAK (Last 4 Games)||4||4||110||99||90.0%||0||3-1||+0.8||3-1-0||+1||3-1|
|JAROSLAV HALAK (Playoff Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|TUUKKA RASK (All Games)||63||62||1794||1653||92.1%||3||39-23||+6.8||39-23-0||+7||26-34|
|TUUKKA RASK (Home Games)||33||32||884||812||91.9%||2||21-11||+0.7||21-11-0||+1||14-18|
|TUUKKA RASK(vs. Non-Conference)||14||13||400||365||91.2%||2||9-4||+5.1||9-4-0||+5||8-4|
|TUUKKA RASK (Last 4 Games)||4||4||114||109||95.6%||0||4-0||+4.2||4-0-0||+4||2-2|
|TUUKKA RASK (Playoff Games)||17||17||549||517||94.2%||0||12-5||+6.2||12-5-0||+7||6-11|
|Average power rating of opponents played: ST LOUIS 3.11, BOSTON 3.13|
|5/1/2019||at DALLAS||2-4||L||0, +100||L||5 ov||O|
|5/3/2019||DALLAS||1-2||L||0, -145||L||5 ov||U|
|5/5/2019||at DALLAS||4-1||W||0, +115||W||5 ov||P|
|5/7/2019||DALLAS||2-1||W||0, -145||W||5 un||U|
|5/11/2019||at SAN JOSE||3-6||L||0, +115||L||5.5 un||O|
|5/13/2019||at SAN JOSE||4-2||W||0, +105||W||5.5 un||O|
|5/15/2019||SAN JOSE||4-5||L||0, -150||L||5.5 un||O|
|5/17/2019||SAN JOSE||2-1||W||0, -150||W||5.5 ev||U|
|5/19/2019||at SAN JOSE||5-0||W||0, +120||W||5.5 un||U|
|5/21/2019||SAN JOSE||5-1||W||0, -195||W||5.5 un||O|
|5/27/2019||at BOSTON|| |
|5/29/2019||at BOSTON|| |
|4/30/2019||at COLUMBUS||1-2||L||0, +100||L||5.5 un||U|
|5/2/2019||at COLUMBUS||4-1||W||0, +100||W||5.5 un||U|
|5/4/2019||COLUMBUS||4-3||W||0, -150||W||5.5 un||O|
|5/6/2019||at COLUMBUS||3-0||W||0, +110||W||5.5 un||U|
|5/9/2019||CAROLINA||5-2||W||0, -155||W||5.5 un||O|
|5/12/2019||CAROLINA||6-2||W||0, -155||W||5.5 un||O|
|5/14/2019||at CAROLINA||2-1||W||0, +115||W||5.5 un||U|
|5/16/2019||at CAROLINA||4-0||W||0, -110||W||5.5 un||U|
|5/27/2019||ST LOUIS|| |
|5/29/2019||ST LOUIS|| |
|6/1/2019||at ST LOUIS|| |
|6/3/2019||at ST LOUIS|| |
|ST LOUIS: LAST SEASON: 44-32-6, 94 points. Finished fourth in Central Division, one point shy of a playoff spot.
COACH: Mike Yeo (second full season, eighth NHL season).
ADDED: C Ryan O'Reilly, C Tyler Bozak, F David Perron, F Patrick Maroon, G Chad Johnson.
LOST: F Vladimir Sobotka, F Patrik Berglund, F Tage Thompson.
PLAYER TO WATCH: Ryan O'Reilly. St. Louis was active this offseason, highlighted by a blockbuster trade with Buffalo that netted the skilled O'Reilly. The 27-year-old center had 24 goals and 37 assists in his final season with the lowly Sabres. Playing for the refurbished Blues, he could be headed for a big year.
OUTLOOK: Loaded. The addition of O'Reilly, Bozak, Perron and Maroon should create a deep set of lines, and captain Alex Pietrangelo remains one of the NHL's top defensemen. The most pressing concern for St. Louis just might be the health of high-scoring winger Vladimir Tarasenko, who is coming back from April surgery on his left shoulder.
|BOSTON: LAST SEASON: 50-20-12, 112 points. Second in Atlantic Division. |
LOST to Tampa Bay Lightning in Eastern Conference semifinals.
COACH: Bruce Cassidy (second full season, third full NHL season).
ADDED: D John Moore, D Steven Kampfer, G Jaroslav Halak, F Joakim Nordstrom, F Chris Wagner
LOST: F Tommy Wingels, F Rick Nash, F Riley Nash, D Adam McQuaid, F Tim Schaller
PLAYER TO WATCH: Patrice Bergeron. The Bruins No. 1 center had 63 points in 64 games last season but, at 32, he had offseason groin surgery and back spasms have kept him off the ice for part of training camp. Boston's top line of Bergeron, David Pastrnak and Brad Marchand scored a total of 208 points in the regular season and 53 more in 12 playoff games.
OUTLOOK: The Bruins are poised for another strong regular-season run behind the core of Zdeno Chara, Bergeron and goalie Tuukka Rask. Last year, they advanced in the playoffs for the first time since 2014, but they'll have to get further for this year to be a success.
|After long layoff, Bruins host Blues in Game 1 of finals|
The Boston Bruins are riding a seven-game winning streak. The St. Louis Blues have won three straight to overcome a controversial overtime loss.
And yet, both teams will be looking to regain momentum after a lengthy layoff ahead of Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final on Monday in Boston.
The Bruins will have gone 11 days between games after finishing off a sweep of the Carolina Hurricanes in the Eastern Conference finals, while the Blues will be six days removed from surging past the San Jose Sharks with a Game 6 win in the West. For its part, Boston held an intrasquad scrimmage in front of a near-sellout crowd Thursday as a way to try to stay fresh.
"Once you go 10 days with no playing, I think it's good to get a little action in and get used to that pace," said Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask. "I think that's what we wanted to accomplish, and it looked good."
Making sure Rask continues to play the way he has is perhaps the biggest key for the Bruins against the Blues. The former Vezina Trophy winner has a 1.84 goals-against average and .942 save percentage in the playoffs and has posted shutouts in two of his past five games.
"Yeah, it's been a long layover I guess, kind of like a training camp situation in that sense," Rask said. "But I think it's always in the back of your head that we're going to start the finals soon, so you're focused but you're just waiting."
The Blues expect to have little problem maintaining focus heading into their first Stanley Cup Final since 1970. They were swept by the Bruins that year and are still seeking their first finals win (0-12) despite three trips.
"It's one of those things," Blues forward Brayden Schenn said. "You're going to bed or you're around the house and you're thinking about it. It comes to the point you just want to get the games going already. Get in the heat of the series."
St. Louis is perceived as the underdog in the series despite an impressive turnaround. The Blues came back from the worst record in the NHL in early January to make it this far and have no intentions of another early exit.
"We're going to have a chance at this," St. Louis center Ryan O'Reilly said. "It's amazing how a season, the ups and downs of it, there are so many highs and lows, and to be able to stay even-keeled and keep working at it. It's crazy to see how it pays off."
As a benefit of the layoff, both teams could see key players return for Game 1. Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara played in the scrimmage and should be a go after missing the series finale against the Hurricanes with an undisclosed injury. Meanwhile, forward David Krejci returned to practice Sunday after missing time with an illness.
For the Blues, defenseman Vince Dunn (upper body) skated Saturday and will make the trip to Boston. Dunn has been sidelined since he took a puck to the face in Game 3 against the Sharks.
While Rask has been lights-out for the Bruins, the Blues continue to hitch their wagon to breakout rookie goaltender Jordan Binnington (2.36 GAA, .914 save percentage in playoffs). Jaden Schwartz, whose 12 playoff goals surpass the 11 he scored in the regular season, leads the team in scoring with 16 points.
The Bruins, playing in the finals for the third time this decade and seeking their second championship in that span, have been led offensively by a lethal power play that is converting at 34 percent (17 of 50). Brad Marchand has set the pace with 18 points.
-Field Level Media
|Last Updated: 9/16/2019 11:48:57 PM EST|