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.