"The emotion now is we have to put it behind us and we have to win Game 6". They don't score as many goals as Boston, but they are far better at defending narrow leads and preventing opponents from scoring.
Yes, it has been quite a year for Pietrangelo, the Blues captain and the person who will be the first St. Louis Blues player in history to hoist the Stanley Cup if the Blues can manage to win Game 6 Sunday night on home ice.
Fetisov would know. He didn't defect from the Soviet Union until midway through his career, and it took until age 39 for him to lift the Stanley Cup with the Detroit Red Wings in 1997. It is just that.
"I hope they come to the United States and Canada for the biggest prize in professional hockey, for the Stanley Cup", Fetisov said. "I don't agree with all the calls". St. Louis ended up rebounding from that error and winning the next three games.
"I'm not here to judge the officials and calls that could have been or couldn't have been".
Yes, the whistles go both ways and both teams have the right to be upset when they're on the wrong end of it, but to the victor go the spoils. More than we have room to list. This might have lost the Bruins the Stanley Cup Final.
Johansson was hit in the head by Blues forward Ivan Barbashev in the first period of Game 5 but played the rest of the game.
Once the lightning and the Flames were knocked out of the playoffs this year, the Boston Bruins became one of the favorites to win it all. No one other from the NBC crew had the balls to call a trip a penalty on-air.
Not Ryan O'Reilly, who had two very big goals in Game 4 and scored again, while setting up the other, in Game 5. Especially if Jordan Binnington has a game similar to the one he had in game five where he turned away 37 of the Bruins 38 shots. They scored a goal off it that ends up being the game victor. Let's not blame the officials for that "call", because the Boston Bruins scored there shorthanded. "We stay in the moment and we focus on the next game ahead".
For the record, the Blues have nothing to feel bad about. It was a blown call significant enough that the league acknowledged the mistake, replay review policies are going to be looked at, and the officials who didn't make the call didn't work another game in the post-season. Note that many sports books globally will take a bath if the Blues win the series. Ironically, both the Bruins and the Blues have survived this situation before. Much has been made of the 3-0 win in Philadelphia Jan. 7 and the subsequent Gloria phenomenon that ensued, but the Blues really got themselves back in the race when they ripped off an 11-game winning streak in late January and early February, with eight of those wins coming on the road. All they have to do is look back just six weeks ago when they were faced with the same exact scenario against the Maple Leafs.
Until you don't lose the fourth game of the series from your perspective, you always have the chance.
But Boston bucked those odds when it stole Game 6 of its opening-round series in Toronto, then rolled the Maple Leafs in Game 7 at home. How did the Bruins respond? Each time, the Bruins current veteran corps of Zdeno Chara, Patrice Bergeron, Brad Marchand, and David Krejci were at the center of it all.