The St. Louis Blues are a win away from achieving what looked like back in the regular season as an impossibility – winning the Stanley Cup Finals this year. The Blues can finish it all up by getting the job done at home this coming Sunday. Of course, the Bruins have something to say about that. Will the Bruins force a Game 7? Or will St. Louis have its first Stanley Cup championship parade?
Betting Preview for Boston Bruins vs. St. Louis Blues NHL Playoffs Stanley Cup Finals Game 6 on June 9, 2019
Where: Enterprise Center, St. Louis
When: Sunday, June 9, 2019, 8:00 PM ET
Series: St. Louis leads, 3-2
TV Broadcast: NBCSN
Betting on the Boston Bruins (49-24-9 Regular Season)
The Bruins’ power play has gone kaput of late. They have had a ton of success on the man advantage early in the 2019 Stanley Cup Finals, but the Bruins have been seemingly shut down by St. Louis in that area. The Bruins have gone 0-for-5 on the power play in the last two games, failing to ship in a PP goal in Game 4’s 2-1 loss at home. The Bruins had more discipline in that game, gifting the Blues just one attempt on the man advantage while not allowing a goal in that situation. But Boston’s offense will have to wake up, too. Their top line of Brad Marchand, Patrice Bergeron, and David Pastrnak have combined for zero goals in the last two games. With the Bruins a loss away from getting completely upset by a team that spent some time this season wallowing on the bottom of the standings, that trio needs to find success on the offense this Sunday.
The under is 5-2 in Boston’s last seven road games.
Betting on the St. Louis Blues (45-28-9 Regular Season)
Jordan Binnington is the gift that keeps on giving to St. Louis. The Blues goalie had yet another sensational performance between the pipes in Game 5, as he turned away 38 of the 39 shots he faced. He was cool under a tremendous pressure from the Bruins’ relentless attack. Binnington now has nine road wins in these playoffs, making him the owner of most such wins in the postseason as a rookie goaltender. Despite Binnington’s sublime Finals thus far, the Blues’ blue line needs to help ease the load on the goalie’s shoulders, and limiting the shots and winning the possession battle will go a long way in preserving Binnington’s energy in a high-pressure game on Sunday. On offense, the second line stepped up once again for the Blues in Game 5, particularly Ryan O’Reilly, who now has three goals since Game 4. O’Reilly’s linemate, David Perron, scored the other goal for the Blues in the contest.
The Blues are 3-1 in their last four home games.
Boston wins, 3-2.
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