The St. Louis Blues meet the Boston Bruins in the best of seven 2019 NHL Stanley Cup Playoff Final. The series start Monday, May 27, 2019 at TD Garden in Boston.
The Blues will play in their first final in 49 years, once again meeting the Bruins.
The Blues seek their first title in franchise history. The Bruins will look for their first Stanley Cup since 2011.
The Blues have scoring depth up and down the line-up. The Bruins have to pay as much attention to Oskar Sundqvist as they do to Vladimir Tarasenko. Jaden Schwartz has 12 goals and four assists so far. He is one goal away from tying Brett Hull for a franchise record. The Blues defense is also dangerous.
Bruins’ top line of Marchand, Bergeron, and David Pastrnak will need to be a focus for the Blues. That line plowed through the Hurricanes and has 22 of the Bruins’ 57 post-season goals. They’re also why the Bruins’ have the postseason’s best power play at 34%.
STANLEY CUP FINAL SCHEDULE
Game 1: St. Louis at Boston – 8 p.m. Monday, May 27 (TV: NBC, Sportsnet, CBC, TVA Sports)
Game 2: St. Louis at Boston – 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 29 (TV: NBCSN, Sportsnet, CBC, TVA Sports)
Game 3: Boston at St. Louis – 8 p.m. Saturday, June 1 (TV: NBCSN, Sportsnet, CBC, TVA Sports)
Game 4: Boston at St. Louis – 8 p.m. Monday, June 3 (TV: NBC, Sportsnet, CBC, TVA Sports)
*Game 5: St. Louis at Boston – 8 p.m. Thursday, June 6 (TV: NBC, Sportsnet, CBC, TVA Sports)
*Game 6: Boston at St. Louis – 8 p.m. Sunday, June 9 (TV: NBC, Sportsnet, CBC, TVA Sports)
*Game 7: St. Louis at Boston – 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 12 (TV: NBC, Sportsnet, CBC, TVA Sports)
Blues to win series: +130
Bruins to win series: -155
Blues in 6 games
Despite being the worst of 31 teams in January the Blues managed to turn things around. They’re scoring timely goals, playing with a strong combination of speed and physicality, and getting good goaltending.
The Bruins, when the puck drops for Game 1, they’ll have to shake off 11 days of rest. The rest certainly doesn’t hurt at this point of the season, but the Blues will have a much more normal turnaround.