Stanley Cup final heads to deciding Game 7 after Bruins thrash Blues

  • Brad Marchand and Tuukka Rask star in Bruins’ 5-1 victory
  • Electric home crowd in St Louis can’t prevent defeat
  • Last Stanley Cup final Game 7 came in 2011

Tuukka Rask made 28 saves, Brad Marchand had a goal and an assist, and the Boston Bruins beat the St Louis Blues 5-1 on Sunday night to even the bruising, physical Stanley Cup final at three games apiece.

David Pastrnak had one of Boston’s four goals in the third period and an assist, helping the Bruins force the 17th Game 7 in Stanley Cup history. Brandon Carlo, Karson Kuhlman and Zdeno Chara also scored. “We’re fighting for our lives obviously,” Marchand said. “When you play desperate, I think you see everyone’s best game.”

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