BOSTON (WWLP) – The Bruins faced off against the St. Louis Blues in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup finals on Wednesday night.
SCORE: Boston Bruins (1) vs. St. Louis Blues (4); Final
The Bruins tied the series and forced Game 7 Sunday night when they played in St. Louis. The Bruins beat the St. Louis Blues 5-1 in Game 6 to tie the series up at three games apiece.
A win would give the Bruins their 7th Stanley Cup in franchise history and first since 2011.
Game 7 is a huge game in any sport but this is special for the Bruins because they have never hosted a Game 7 at home.
It’s been a grind of a series filled with big hits, injuries, and even some suspension. Bruins Captain Zdeno Chara is playing with a broken jar but the defense could get a boost from Matt Grzelcyk who is likely to return Wednesday night after suffering a concussion in Game 2.
Bruins do have one big advantage over the Blues Wednesday night though: it’s experience.
Five current Bruins played on the 2011 team that won the Stanley Cup. Patrice Bergeron, Brad Marchand, David Krejci, Zdeno Chara, and Tuukka Rask all have Stanley Cup final experience and fans think this will lift the Bruins on top.
Michael Picardi of Lowell told 22News, “Of course, yeah definitely. You got Chara, you got Pasta, you got the greatest players in the NHL on the ice tonight so for sure they’re gonna shine. They’re definitely gonna come out on top.”
This is the Blue’s first Stanley Cup appearance in 49 years after being swept in 1968, 1969 and 1970. If the Blue’s won on Thursday it would be their first Stanley Cup in franchise history.
Fans are hoping for another win but this time in honor of a player not on the team…David Ortiz.
One fan from Chicopee said this ones for Papi, “When everything happened with the marathon, he was the big figure here. For him to be going through something and the city to rally around him and I think we should win it for Papi.”
You can watch Wednesday night’s game on 22News starting at 8 p.m.