Home teams are 12-4 all-time in game seven of the Stanley Cup Finals, but they've been on the wrong side in the last two games.
Alongside Marchand, David Pastrnak, Brandon Carlo, Zdeno Chara and Karson Kuhlman also registered goals for the Bruins with Ryan O'Reilly grabbing Blues' consolation. He's been battling multiple sclerosis since 2011, and decided it was time to move on and try other things. The crowd chanted "Let's Go Blues!" in the final moments, hoping to give St. Louis a boost for its trip to Boston.
"But I do believe the players, they're used to playing, that's when they're comfortable, that's when some of that stuff just goes out the window".
Unfortunately for the Blues, that life didn't last too long, as the Bruins once again found the back of the net when David Pastrnak was allowed to go to work on Binnington.
If the Bruins' most important players don't dominate in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final on Wednesday, it would be a massive departure from how they've played in elimination games.
"Even though we came out with the lead, I thought we got stuck there a lot", said Boston coach Bruce Cassidy. He got help from a goal post during a second period man advantage; Alex Pietrangelo's rebound attempt beat Rask but clanged off the iron.
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The pair were level at one set apiece, with Thiem leading 3-1 in the third when the players left the court. There was another rain delay midway through the fifth set after it resumed on Saturday.
Binnington saved 27 of 31 shots for the Blues, who owned the worst record in the National Hockey League on January 6 before Berube molded them into Western Conference champions.
It was all for naught, however, and one Blues fan launched a beer onto the ice during live play.
"We weathered the storm pretty good", Rask said.
The congratulatory ads that popped up online included Stillman writing, "Winning the Stanley Cup was a dream come true for so many of you". Now, they will have a chance to win it all back in Boston on Wednesday. "We had 12 shots on the power play tonight, but we've definitely got to bury a couple".
It's the second consecutive healthy scratch for Backes, who played 10 seasons with St. Louis and was a longtime captain there.
It may seem like ancient history, but the Bruins were pushed to the brink by their divisional rival Toronto Maple Leafs in the first round, and Rask was happy to torment the club that drafted him 14 summers ago and traded him away. "We've won twice up there this series".