Things started chippy between the Boston Bruins and St. Louis Blues, and Jake DeBrusk took a penalty just one minute and two seconds into Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final. Thanks in large part to that early penalty St. Louis carried the action early on in Game 3.
But the score remains 3-0 Boston. Why? Tuukka Rask. Rask was the best penalty killer for the Bruins in the first, and he gave Boston a chance to relax and find their game. It paid off.
The Bruins got their first power play of the game after an interference call on David Perron just over 10 minutes into the first period. Patrice Bergeron made them pay with a beautiful redirect on a Torey Krug shot from the point that snuck past Jordan Binnington’s left shoulder.
The flood gates opened.
Charlie Coyle made it 2-0 Boston with his eighth goal of the postseason with two minutes and 20 seconds remaining in the first period.
Sean Kuraley made it 3-0 with just 9.2 seconds remaining in the period. It was Boston’s third goal on just four shots.
The Stanley Cup Final score after one period of play is 3-0 Boston.
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