2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs

FINAL: Blues 2, Bruins 1 – Controversial non-call leads to St. Louis game-winning goal

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The Bruins’ collective backs are now against the wall.

After allowing the game’s first two goals, Boston couldn’t erase the deficit and now trail in the Stanley Cup Final series 3-2 after a 2-1 loss on Thursday night as the two teams head to St. Louis for Game 6.

The game will be remembered — and talked about for some time — because of a controversial non-call on a trip by Tyler Bozak against Noel Acciari that led to the game-winning goal by David Perron with about 10 minutes to play.

Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy was irate, and team president Cam Neely was captured throwing a water bottle in disgust.

The Bruins cut the deficit in half on a Jake DeBrusk goal with six minutes to play.

Boston nearly got the equalizer minutes later as a slapshot got through Jordan Binnington, but Carl Gunnarsson was able to stick the puck out of the crease.


After dropping Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final on Monday night, the Boston Bruins will look to break a 2-2 deadlock against the Blues in a pivotal Game 5. Puck drop is set for 8 p.m. Follow along for updates from Thursday’s game.

WHO: St. Louis Blues at Bruins (Bruins and Blues are tied, 2-2)
WHEN: 8 p.m.
WHERE: TD Garden
RADIO: 98.5-FM The Sports Hub