2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs

BSJ Playoff Report: Blues 3, Bruins 2 (OT) – Grzelcyk injured, top-6 struggles as Blues even series

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Everything you need to know from the Bruins’ 3-2 overtime loss against the Blues in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final, with BSJ insight and analysis:

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Bruins deserved to lose that one: At the surface level, Wednesday’s 3-2 overtime victory for the Blues in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final seemed to be playoff hockey at its best: two heavy, hard-nosed clubs slugging it out for over 60 minutes of play before Carl Gunnarsson tallied the game-winner at 3:51 into the extra period.

But Boston shouldn’t — and certainly won’t — find many silver linings in a game that needed an extra four minutes to decide it. For most of the night, Boston was thoroughly dominated — limited to just eight high-danger scoring chances during 5v5 play while failing to cash in on four of its five opportunities on the power play.

While the primary concern postgame falls on the health of Matt Grzelcyk, Boston’s top-six forwards certainly haven’t inspired much confidence either — as both the Bergeron and Krejci lines were