With their backs against the wall last night, the Bruins prevailed in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final, beating the Blues 5-1 to force Game 7 in Boston on Wednesday night.
Five different Bruins scored on Sunday night. Brad Marchand's (9th) power-play goal in the first period got things going, while the remaining four came in the third, courtesy of Brandon Carlo (2nd), Karson Kuhlman (1st), David Pastrnak (9th), and Zdeno Chara (EN, 2nd), in that order. For Kuhlman, it was his first game since April 30, having just been inserted into the lineup over David Backes, who was a healthy scratch for the second straight game.
Kuhlman's goal gave the Bruins a 3-0 lead in the third with less than 10 minutes to go. It was also one of the prettiest goals scored by the Bruins in these playoffs:
With the goal, Kuhlman became the 21st Bruin to score a goal this postseason, tying the 1987 Philadelphia Flyers for the all-time record by one team. Of everyone who's appeared this postseason for Boston, John Moore is the only skater to have not scored.
Tuukka Rask was sharp in net once again, saving all but one of the 29 shots he faced, improving his save percentage to .938 this postseason.
So this is it. Game 7 in Boston. Wednesday night. It's the first Game 7 at home for the Bruins in their nearly 100-year history, and first one for Boston in a championship game since 1984 when the Celtics beat the Lakers.
Can't wait. Let's fucking go.