Bruins power play ideal in historically efficient Stanley Cup Final

Mad Men star Jon Hamm held a press conference ahead of Game 3 during the Stanley Cup Final

Mad Men star Jon Hamm held a press conference ahead of Game 3 during the Stanley Cup Final

Both got some to help Boston lead St. Louis, 3-0 after the first period Saturday at Enterprise Arena.

Boston chased Blues goaltender Jordan Binnington and silenced actor and Blues super fan Jon Hamm and a raucous crowd that was sacked up for the first Cup Final game in St. Louis in 49 years.

Colton Parayko continued the Blues' success caroming goals off of Bruins, as his shot skipped off Brandon Carlo with 14:36 left in the third to make it 5-2, but the game was out of reach.

Now halfway toward their second title in eight years, the Bruins found an ideal formula in Game 3 on Saturday night. After weathering an early storm from the hard-hitting Blues, including a successful kill of winger Jake DeBrusk's kneeing minor at the 72-second mark, their stars shined bright.

The Blues used a coaches' challenge on Kuraly's goal, believing it was offside, but the officials ruled it was a good goal. It went unanswered, sounding more like a sad trombone.

"We obviously know that we've got to be better", Bergeron had said.

Playoff MVP front-runner Tuukka Rask was solid as usual in goal with 27 saves, and the Bruins continued to get contributions all over their lineup.

Game 4 is Monday night.

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Good luck for the future. "But I don't know if it's possible". "I am so happy that I have the chance to play another final". Salah did also speak about the Champions League final: "We lost it one year ago and we want to take our revenge now".

"We're not concerned, regardless of how much you guys want to talk about it", Marchand said Friday. "But we are up 2-1 and we need to meet tomorrow, look at the video, and get even better".

Orr tallied two assists in the Bruins' victory, and he later clinched the Stanley Cup for Boston with his iconic flying goal in overtime of Game 4. More troubling, though, was the man-advantage beast that awoke on the other side. Boston's heralded first line has had a rough go of things through the first couple of games and has not score a goal yet, and has been on the ice for three goals against at 5-on-5 so far. Bergeron and defenseman Torey Krug each scored a goal and had two assists, David Pastrnak scored his first goal of the series and the top power-play unit was a flawless 4 for 4.

The mind boggles at the efficiency.

Patrice Bergeron said they would be better. Then Krug ticked a wrist shot off defenseman Jay Bouwmeester's stick to chase Binnington in the second period.

Noel Acciari added an empty-netter to seal the win late and Marcus Johansson had another after that. When you get on the ice, they mean nothing. It was only a matter of time before they started clicking.

Unless they stay out of the penalty box, it could be it for the series. As it was, the Blues had enough issues with Boston at even strength, getting outshot 11-4 in the first period alone. Aside from an organ-rattling hit from Sammy Blais on former St. Louis captain David Backes less than a minute after the puck dropped, the Bruins deftly handled the Blues' physicality with quick zone exits and strong support along the walls until their firepower took over.

"I've got to be better tonight", said Binnington, who was pulled midway through the second period after allowing five goals on 19 shots.

The Bruins really have been ridiculous on special teams.

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