Jun 6, 2019; Boston, MA, USA; St. Louis Blues left wing David Perron (57) celebrates with teammates after defeating the Boston Bruins in game five of the 2019 Stanley Cup Final at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports
(Reuters) – The St. Louis Blues moved one win away from their first Stanley Cup triumph after a 2-1 win over the Boston Bruins on Thursday gave them a 3-2 lead in the National Hockey League’s best-of-seven championship.
The Blues, who were swept by Boston in their last Stanley Cup Final appearance in 1970, got goals from Ryan O’Reilly and David Perron while Jordan Binnington made 37 saves for the win.
Jake DeBrusk scored the only goal for the Bruins, who were given a lift before the game when captain Zdeno Chara, 42, suited up despite suffering a broken jaw in his team’s Game Four loss three days ago.
The Blues, who were dead last in the NHL in early January, will get their first chance to hoist ice hockey’s most coveted prize when they host Game Six on Sunday.
Reporting by Frank Pingue in Toronto, editing by Nick Mulvenney