Local newspaper may have jinxed the St. Louis Blues

Local newspaper may have jinxed the St. Louis Blues

A vehicle accident ended Konstantinov's career, leaving four to win the second of back-to-back titles in 1998 and an emotional scene of him getting the Cup on the ice in a wheelchair. If you feel the Blues will wrap up the series in six games, the payout is at -153. The Blues were struggling and with Pietrangelo one year away from unrestricted free agency with a manageable $6.5-million cap hit, the theory was that the Blues could have received a good bounty for him at the deadline, particularly since the team getting him would also have him under contract through next season.

Lastly, Game 5, like others in the 2019 playoffs, was not without controversy. The Blues found themselves on the opposite side of a controversial play in Western Conference Final when the Sharks scored the overtime victor in Game 3 courtesy of a hand pass.

This model, which simulates every National Hockey League game 10,000 times, enters Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final on a sizzling 22-10 run on its top-rated money line picks, returning more than $1,000 to $100 players.

The Bruins are fighting adversity in the form of injuries in the most important games of the year. "I sat here two days ago or whatever it was and said I believe these officials are at this level because they've earned the right to be here".

Absorbing the loss was Tuukka Rask, who allowed two goals on 21 shot attempts to fall to 14-8 with a 1.97 GAA in the playoffs this year and 49-38 with a 2.18 GAA in the postseason in his career.

Jordan Binnington stopped 38 shots, and the Blues withstood the emotional rush of Zdeno Chara's return to beat the Bruins 2-1 on Thursday night and take a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven final.

From the second period of Game 4, Connor Clifton's play against Vladimir Tarasenko. Unfortunately for them, it was not enough.

"They lay it on the line. Big effect on the game". It has been so bad, in fact, that the top line has zero goals in the series when it is 5 on 5. Given the Blues' edge in size and the Bruins' edge in speed, it was imperative for the Blues to play a physical game in order to slow the Bruins. It will be interesting to see how they respond with their season hanging in the balance. Though, St. Louis would flip back to an underdog of about +150 if Boston breaks serve. One of their avid fans is one win away from pocketing $100,000.

The bottom half of the Blues' lineup is in flux with Ivan Barbeshev suspended for Game 6.

If they can beat the Bruins in game 6, the Blues will capture their first-ever Stanley Cup in franchise history after 52 years of waiting. But you walk through the room, you can tell the guy's despondent.

Even before the missed tripping call, Game 5 alone was a study in how fast the game has gotten and how even the best referees in the world miss what should be obvious penalties.

Then in overtime of Game 3 of the Western Conference finals between the Sharks and Blues, San Jose's Timo Meier batted the puck with his glove, a hand pass that four officials missed, and it resulted in the game-winning goal. For the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the non-call on Tyler Bozak's trip prior to David Perron's game-winner was ideal fodder for a Friday morning headline.

Shed a tear for the Boston Bruins.

They've made swift and smart adjustments mid-game and mid-series, but their next adjustment might be their biggest: They got too caught up in the emotions and noise at Enterprise Center last week in Game 3, their first home Cup Final game since 1970, and they hope to avoid falling into that trap Sunday. Instead of Boston going on the power play with a chance to send the game to overtime, St. Louis took a 2-0 lead that ended up being the difference.

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