Jordan Binnington, goalie for the St. Louis Blues, was pulled in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Finals. Binnington was pulled halfway through the 2nd after the Blues scored 3 unanswered goals on him in the 1st period and then allowed 2 more goals in the 2nd.
Backup goaltender Jake Allen took over but was scored on twice more in the 3rd period. The last time Allen played in an NHL game was April 3rd, so it has been a minute since he’s seen some ice time.
The Boston Bruins didn’t make it easy for either goalie. The team was unstoppable. Every line was awake and ready to go. The Bruins have been around Lord Stanley’s block a few times and that showed today. Each player was laying bigger hits, taking more chances. They played a game that was exciting to watch. You can see an energy in every player on the ice that screams how hungry they are to get the Cup back.
The Bruins were 4 for 4 on the power play, they only had 24 shots on goal and won 56% of the faceoffs. They don’t need a million shots to get the job done, they just need the right ones. With players like David Pastrnak whose hands are so smooth, they just need to be in the right place to out smart the goalie. In this video below, you see how their passes connect and how they’re tied together so well that it works wonders for them.
The Bruins finished the game with a 7-2 score and are now leading the series, 2-1. There is still a lot of hockey to be played. If the Bruins want their name on the Cup once more, they’ll need to keep playing like this.
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