Bruins and Blues to play first ever Stanley Cup Final Game 7 in Boston


The Boston Bruins staved off elimination with a 5-1 win over the St. Louis in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final at Enterprise Center, and now history will be made Wednesday night at TD Garden.

Boston will play host to a Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final for the first time in the Bruins' nearly 100-year history. The Stanley Cup will be in TD Garden, where the Bruins will win their seventh Stanley Cup championship or the Blues will win their first.

The only previous time the B's have played in Game 7 of a Cup Final happened in 2011. They overcame a 3-2 series deficit and won Game 7 on the road with a 4-0 shutout of the Vancouver Canucks. Boston is hoping history repeats itself Wednesday night. The last time the B's won the Cup at home came in 1970 against the Blues after Bobby Orr's iconic flying goal.

The Blues, entering this series, had never played past Game 4 of a Cup Final after having been swept in their previous three appearances.

The Bruins have won five of the eight Game 7s played at TD Garden this decade, including a 5-1 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs in the first round this postseason. The Blues beat the Dallas Stars at home in Game 7 of the second round last month.

The last Game 7 of a championship series played in Boston happened 35 years ago when the Boston Celtics beat the Los Angeles Lakers in the 1984 NBA Finals.

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