Top 3 Conn Smythe Trophy candidates — Louis Blues

Ross Houston
June 9, 2019

But I don't think it's just a specific speech or just a player that has to do all the talking. That's what we expect. When there is a mistake, it's a green light to whine, complain and make excuses.

The Boston Bruins captain could barely move his lips as he answered a few questions at the podium on Saturday, but the fact he was up there at all confirmed he was about to play his second game of the Stanley Cup final with a broken jaw. The dream of one day hoisting the Stanley Cup was one they shared.

Cassidy believes the series took a turn when Blues head coach Craig Berube complained about the officiating after Game 3.

It's certainly not the Bruins' fault, right? That call probably - I mean there's time - but it really made it hard for us to get the win [Thursday].


Part of what Cassidy said was correct. We lose, we go home. "Unfortunately, we couldn't get it by (Binnington) in the end". To that point of the series, the Bruins had 14 power plays and the Blues had 12 and they scored on delayed call in overtime of Game 2. Now you can get them at -357 to win the Stanley Cup. St. Louis earned the opportunity for a home elimination game on the strength of its 2-1 Game 5 victory in Boston on Thursday night. They've been on both sides of this. "Helen, you're going to game six!" They're unfortunate. But they're not a reason for the National Hockey League to step in and right any perceived wrongs.

In the first two games, the series had been officiated rather smoothly. It was bad. But it wasn't series' defining. A lot of goals were scored in the matches played so far and each time the defeated team was able to score twice.

DeBrusk got Boston back to 2-1 three minutes later, but Binnington closed the door from there. A hand pass is not subject to review, so the goal stood. "He's the backbone of the defense, so it's a great help for us to have him back there". "We just need that first one". He picked up an assist in Game 3 and Game 4, as he totalled just one shot on net.

Cassidy was asked what was said on the bench after the goal.


"It's not going to be brought up in the locker room", Cassidy said. I suspect we'll put it behind us. They're passing up too many scoring chances. If not, well, the city of Boston could soon be drowning in crocodile tears.

Vladimir Tarasenko is expected to be in the lineup when the St. Louis Blues host the Boston Bruins in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final at Enterprise Center on Sunday (8 p.m. ET; NBC, CBC, TVAS, SN) after his wife gave birth to their third child Friday. Acciari was still down on the ice as St. Louis celebrated a goal, David Perron's game-winning tally.

"I've coached Noel Acciari for a long time", said Cassidy. Since the team's 7-2 shelling of the Blues back in game three, the team has managed to score just three goals on 62 shots. So after the game, it's tough.

You have probably seen this moment like two times because you don't want to see it anymore. He feels like he cost the team the game. "But I felt fine".


"I think the big motivation for them has got to be they're down 3-2", Blues defenceman Carl Gunnarsson said. That's his job, is to win pucks. That's a tough one. "I have to pick that player up as well, so that's a little bit of the emotion after the game". Blues forward Ivan Barbashev's illegal check to the head of Bruins forward Marcus Johansson wasn't penalized that night, though it drew a suspension for Game 6, and St. Louis' Zach Sanford got an elbow up on Boston's Torey Krug that went uncalled.

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