The Boston Bruins are preparing for game two of the Stanley Cup Final they were able to take the series lead Monday night defeating the Blues by a score of 4-2. The Blues will be a man short for the game two matchup and Robert Thomas will be out on Wednesday night. Thomas was on the receiving end of a huge hit from Torey Krug but remained in the game.
and the subsequent follow up of the Krug charge/non charge hit pic.twitter.com/w1k6WPwGRy
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Blues’ head coach Craig Berube spoke on Thomas’ absence today ““He is out,” Berube said who was then asked about the Krug hit. “No. Nothing to do with the hit.” Thomas has played well for the Blues and he had 6 points so far playing on the Blues third line. Robby Fabbri is the likely guy to step in, Fabbri has played 8 games so far in the Stanley Cup Playoffs and registered just one goal.
So far these look to be the only lineup changes for either team. The Bruins will roll out their same line combinations that they found success with. While the Blues only offer the one change they will hope for better luck in the second matchup.
During that first game the Blues played with a lack of discipline and received five penalties that gave the Bruins tons of power play chances that they only capitalized on once. The Bruins also wish to be more effective on special teams, while their penalty kill was perfect, their power play needed some work. Sloppy zone entry after sloppy zone entry the Bruins power play looked lifeless at times.
The Stanley Cup Final continues tonight with faceoff set for 8:00. The Bruins are trying to take a strong grip on the series and head to St. Louis with a big lead. If they continue their play from Monday night they’ll be able to make quick work of St. Louis but don’t expect the Blues to rollover and hand it to them.
-Tyler Smith (@TylerSmith4386)