Blues vs Bruins Game 5 : In the first four games of the Stanley Cup Finals, the Bruins second line was second-rate. Jake DeBrusk, David Krejci and David Backes scored no goals and collected only two assists, both by DeBrusk on power-play goals, as Boston and St. Louis each won two games.
Stanley Cup Game 5 Info
When: Thursday, June 6, at 8 p.m. ET
Live stream: NBC Sports
Blues vs Bruins Game 5 – Live
They hope to fare a lot better in Game 5 Thursday night at the Garden.
During Boston’s previous 17 playoff games, Krejci had four goals and 10 assists for 14 points, but DeBrusk contributed only three goals and four assists for seven points and Backes had two goals and three assists for five points. Backes played in only 11 of those 17 games, however.
DeBrusk’s lack of playoff production particularly stands out in comparison to how productive he was during the regular season when he scored a career-high 27 goals, the most of any Bruin outside of the top line of David Pastrnak (38), Brad Marchand (36) and Patrice Bergeron (32).
1:00 – The Bruins are set to face the Blues in Game 5 on Thursday with the series tied at 2. Joe Haggerty previews the matchup and discusses how badly the Bruins will miss Zdeno Chara if he cannot play.
6:50 – Danny Ainge spoke to the media Wednesday and says that Kyrie Irving hasn’t indicated whether or not he plans to re-sign with the Celtics. A. Sherrod Blakely and Kyle Draper react to Ainge’s comments, and to the reports that the likelihood of Irving returning to the Celtics is low.
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We’ll be going dark for the rest of the day in solidarity. I’m sorry that we won’t have lines or an official Public Skate, but it’s important to do what’s right.
Here’s to hoping the Bruins give us plenty of good stuff to write about tomorrow.
Blues vs Bruins Game 5 . The Stanley Cup final between the Boston Bruins and St. Louis Blues has all the feel of a heavyweight title fight.
And it’s not because of all the blood that’s been spilled so far in the best-of-seven series.
No, this is all about the punching and the counterpunching that has been going on for four straight games.
The Bruins have two days off before they host Game 5 against the St. Louis Blues on Thursday (8 p.m. ET, NBC, CBC, SN, TVAS) and the best-of-7 series is tied. The Bruins hold home-ice advantage.
“It’s good to be home, it feels good to get back here and just have an easy morning, just the flight and get back this afternoon,” the Bruins defenseman said after landing at Hanscom Field on Tuesday. “I’m excited to just go home and relax, do what I need to do to get my body right. And we’ve already spoken as a group on where we are mentally and just really embracing this for what it is, I mean it’s a best-of-3 now for the Stanley Cup. What an opportunity, it’s unbelievable.