Carl Gunnarsson scored 3:51 into overtime to give the visitors their first win ever in a Stanley Cup Final, 3-2 against the Boston Bruins in Game 2 at TD Garden on Wednesday.
During a delayed penalty, the St. Louis Blues kept possession and the defenseman scored his first NHL playoff goal from inside the blue line, tying the best-of-7 series. Game 3 is in St. Louis on Saturday.
Gunnarsson, who hit the post late in the third period told media, “It feels great taking this home and then we go to work again.” He also spoke about how they “would have loved to have it in the third, but who cares, we got it this way, and that’s all that matters.”
All four regulation goals were scored in the first period. Charlie Coyle and Joakim Nordstrom scored for the Bruins, whilst Robert Bortuzzo and Vladimir Tarasenko netted for the visitors.
Tarasenko has scored in four consecutive games. The Russian has five goals and five assists during an eight-game point streak.
Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask, who made 34 saves, said the Blues were “the better team”. His counterpart Jordan Binnington made 21 saves.
St. Louis were 0-13 in the Stanley Cup Final, including Game 1 of this series (4-2 on Monday).
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