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Odds to Win 2019 Conn Smythe Trophy Heavily Favor Tuukka Rask Following Bruins' Game 6 Victory

Max Staley
2019 NHL Stanley Cup Final - Game Six
2019 NHL Stanley Cup Final - Game Six / Jamie Squire

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With their backs up against the wall, the Boston Bruins delivered a remarkable performance in Game 6, knocking off the St. Louis Blues, 5-1. After holding St. Louis to just one goal in Game 6, Boston's goalie Tuukka Rask is once again favored to win the 2019 Conn Smythe Trophy (-145), according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

It's worth noting if Rask wins the 2019 Conn Smythe Trophy, he'd be the first goalie to win the award since Jonathan Quick led the Los Angeles Kings to the title in 2012. Rask leads all NHL players in the 2019 postseason with a 1.93 goals against average, and he's continued his excellent play in the Stanley Cup Finals.

However, St. Louis' right wing Vladimir Tarasenko (+190) isn't too far behind. Tarasenko has been a force for the Blues this postseason, as he's second on the team in playoff goals (11), and has scored three points in the Stanley Cup Finals.

Following Rask and Tarasenko are Ryan O'Reilly (+600) and Jordan Binnington (+650). O'Reilly leads St. Louis in points this postseason (21), and Binnington has allowed 3.5 goals per game in the Stanley Cup Finals.

Even though Rask is currently favored to take home the 2019 Conn Smythe Trophy, it seems the award will likely be determined by which team emerges victorious in Game 7.

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