Stanley Cup Final Game 3: Bruins take 2-1 series lead with dominant performance

A fast start set the tone in a road win for the Bruins.

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Torey Krug carries the puck away during Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final. Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images

The Bruins and Blues met for Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final on Saturday night. The series was tied 1-1 after the first two games in Boston. After taking a 3-0 first period lead, the Bruins never looked back.

Here’s a look at all of the highlights from the Bruins’ 7-2 win in Game 3.

Third period

GOAL, Bruins (7-2): Marcus Johansson adds an exclamation point on a dominant night for Boston.

GOAL, Bruins (6-2): Noel Acciari scores an empty-netter.

At 5-2, the Blues are trying to be aggressive:

GOAL, Blues (5-2): St. Louis brings it back to a three goal deficit.

Equaling a record:

Second period

End of the 2nd: Bruins 5, Blues 1


GOAL, Bruins: Torey Krug makes it 5-1. St. Louis pulls goaltender Jordan Binnington.

An explanation of why the Blues’ first period challenge failed:

GOAL, Blues (4-1): St. Louis gets on the board.

GOAL, Bruins (4-0): David Pastrnak makes it 4-0 Boston:

First period

End of the 1st: Bruins 3, Blues 0

GOAL, Bruins (3-0): Sean Kuraly completes Boston’s dominant first period start:

GOAL, Bruins (2-0): Charlie Coyle fires home to double Boston’s lead:

An acrobatic moment:

GOAL, Bruins (1-0). Patrice Bergeron gets the power play goal:

Bruins get a power play:

An early chance:

The Bruins start to generate offense:

Bruins off to a slow start: After killing the early penalty, Boston is still searching for some offense.

An early penalty:

The game is underway:


The Bruins’ Game 3 hype video:

Bruce Cassidy on John Moore:

A local St. Louis hockey fan enjoys the moments:

It’s been a while since St. Louis hosted a Stanley Cup Final game:

Pregame reading