Blues beat Bruins 4-1 in Game 7 to win the Stanley Cup

Here's how the game played out as St. Louis won its first NHL title.

The St. Louis Blues' Zach Sanford (12) celebrates his goal with teammates behind Boston Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask during the third period in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final.
The St. Louis Blues' Zach Sanford (12) celebrates his goal with teammates behind Boston Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask during the third period in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final. –AP

The Blues and Bruins met in Game 7 of 2019 Stanley Cup Final on Wednesday night. In the end, St. Louis emerged victorious with a 4-1 win.

Here’s how the game played out.

Third period

Final: Blues 4, Bruins 1

GOAL, Bruins (4-1): Matt Grzelcyk gets Boston on the board.

GOAL, Blues (4-0): With 4:38 to go, St. Louis has a commanding lead.

GOAL, Blues (3-0): St. Louis adds to its lead.

The period is underway:

Second period

End of the 2nd: Blues 2, Bruins 0

The Patriots are here:

Rob Gronkowski is also here:

It was this close to 3-0 Blues:

There is precedent:

The period is underway with the Bruins trailing 2-0:

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First period

End of the 1st: Blues 2, Bruins 0

GOAL, Blues (2-0): The Bruins hold a 12-4 shot advantage, but St. Louis has doubled its lead.

GOAL, Blues (1-0): With just their third shot of the game, St. Louis takes the lead.

Bruins lead in the shot count, 6-1, but the game is still 0-0:

Goaltender Jordan Binnington has had a strong start for the Blues to keep it scoreless:

Bruins get an early power play:

The Bruins are off to a fast start, but still scoreless:

The decisive game of the 2019 Stanley Cup Final is underway:

Pregame

The lines for Game 7:

The Bruins’ Game 7 hype video:

The Bruins take the ice for warmups:

A pregame soundbite from Matt Grzelcyk:

Here are the latest updates ahead of puck drop:

  • Matt Grzelcyk has been cleared: Bruins defenseman Matt Grzelcyk is no longer in concussion protocol, coach Bruce Cassidy said after morning skate. Whether Grzelcyk plays tonight will be a game-time decision. If Grzelcyk does play, he will likely replace rookie Connor Clifton. Grzelcyk has not returned to game action since exiting Game 2 with a head injury.
  • Sammy Blais says he’s playing: St. Louis Blues forward Sammy Blais says he’s playing alongside linemates Tyler Bozak and Pat Maroon, which means rookie center Robert Thomas is out. Thomas, who did not skate during Tuesday’s practice, missed Games 2-5 with an injury. Coach Craig Berube said the injury was not related to the helmet-less hit Thomas received from Bruins defenseman Torey Krug.
  • Blues superfan Laila Anderson will be in attendance:

  • The referees for Game 7 are the same as those from Game 6: Gord Dwyer (No. 19) and Chris Rooney (No. 5). The linesmen are Derek Amell (No. 75) and Scott Cherrey (No. 50).

Pregame reading