Stanley Cup series a battle for the Bruins
The feelings two games into this Stanley Cup Finals this year are pretty mixed. The Bruins came out firing in Game 1 but in Game 2, it wasn't their best stuff. The energy level wasn't the same as it was the first time around and the guys were clearly gassed by the end of the game. By the time overtime came around, they didn't stand much of a chance.
But it's still a 1-1 series and although the next two games are on the road, it's still anyone's series. Would it have been nice had they won both games at home and gone to St. Louis up 2-0 in the series? Of course! However, a split seemed to be the more likely scenario--like a split seems like the likely scenario down in St. Louis as well.
At least the Bruins have a slight edge in Game 3, on paper, despite being on the road. At least Oskar Sundqvist will be suspended for the game because he's a dirty rotten no good piece of... stuff. But yeah, the Blues being without a 31-point scorer is a good thing for the Bruins.
Even with the series tied 1-1, the Bruins are still the favorites to win it all, according to OddsShark; they have a -120 money line whereas the line for the Blues is "even". That said, the odds are a little closer than they were headed into the series, but they at least still favor the B's.
Saturday night will be a huge opportunity for the Bruins. Whether or not they will deliver will say quite a bit about them.
So, to sum it up, the Bruins are three wins away from winning the Stanley Cup or they are three losses away from losing it. Basically, they need to win more games than they lose at this point...