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St. Louis Blues Beat The Boston Bruins 2-1 In Game 5 Of The Stanley Cup Final

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David Hookstead Smoke Room Editor-in-Chief
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The St. Louis Blues took a 3-2 lead in the Stanley Cup Final against the Boston Bruins after winning 2-1 Thursday night.

The victory for the Blues didn’t come without controversy. A no-call on what many fans felt was an easy tripping call on Tyler Bozak resulted in St. Louis taking a 2-0 lead moments later.

You can watch the play below, and decide for yourself what you think.

Is it a trip? It’s really hard to say with complete positivity. The league generally comes out and admits obvious blown calls, and didn’t say a word here. (RELATED: St. Louis Blues Win Game 4 Of The Stanley Cup Final Against The Bruins, Tie Series 2-2)

The refs could have easily blown the whistle there, and I don’t think too many people would have complained on either side. However, this is the Stanley Cup we’re talking about. You’ve got to let the guys play.

This isn’t the NBA. It’s hockey. Call the game fair but don’t over-officiate. Having said that, I wouldn’t blame fans for rioting. If you’re going to take the line you got screwed by the officials, then you might as well go all the way to ‘100.’ Take to the streets and let it be known just how you feel. As a member of a couple sports riots, I can tell you they can really get the blood pumping.

Now, the series heads back to St. Louis for game six of the highly entertaining series. If you’re a fan not pulling for either team, you have to love how the first five games have gone.

All of them except one have been exceptionally close and fun. That’s the type of action that sets the Cup apart from everything else.

 

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Tune in at 8:00 EST Sunday night on NBC to see if the Blues can shut this thing out or if the Bruins will fight back to even the series.

There’s nothing better in sports than an elimination game. It’s what separates the boys from the men. It’s going to be great!

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