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The two words every sports fan loves to hear — Game 7. Well, most sports fans that is. Fans of the St. Louis Blues get a pit in their stomach hearing those words after failing to close out the series on their home ice and get their first Stanley Cup championship. They now head to Boston as the underdogs at +145, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
After a commanding 5-1 victory in St. Louis, the Bruins' odds to win another Stanley Cup have jumped to -170. As with most of this series, the final game comes down to the play of the two Conn Smythe Trophy hopefuls.
For the Blues, Vladimir Tarasenko needs his presence to be felt, for them to win. He has three points in these Stanley Cup Finals, but has been held scoreless in the last two games.
The favorite for the trophy is Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask, who was terrific in their Game 6 win. He allowed just one goal, with a .966 save percentage.
Everything is on the table for Game 7 tonight. If Tarasenko can put up an MVP performance, the Blues will win their first Stanley Cup. But if Rask continues to be as sharp as he was in Game 6, the Bruins will pull off the comeback in the series and be crowned champions yet again.
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