Stanley Cup Final: TV, fast facts for Boston Bruins-St. Louis Blues in Game 5

After going down 2-1 to the Boston Bruins in the Stanley Cup Final, the St. Louis Blues evened the series in Game 4 to keep their hopes of a first title within reach. 

The Blues could have easily been deflated after a 7-2 blowout loss in Game 3, but instead came out firing to score within 43 seconds of the puck drop on Monday. Ryan O'Reilly scored that goal, as well as the game-winner in the third period to seal a 4-2 victory, and he has two assists in the series as well. Vladimir Tarasenko has also been crucial for St. Louis, with three goals in the finals.

Charlie Coyle has been a force for Boston throughout the series, scoring goals in each of the last three games, with an assist in the mix as well. Though he's been solid in goal in the Bruins' playoff run, goalie Tuukka Rask allowed more goals in Game 4 than any contest in the series, so he'll look to rebound on home ice. 

Game 5 has proven to be pivotal in the Final, as historically the winner has proceeded to take home the Stanley Cup 18 of 25 times (72%). 

And though they have a home crowd to support them, the Bruins enter with uncertainty surrounding captain Zdeno Chara, who was hit in the face by a puck in the second period of Game 4. 

Boston Bruins center Charlie Coyle (13) and right wing David Backes (42) defend St. Louis Blues left wing Zach Sanford (12) during the first period in Game Four of the 2019 Stanley Cup Final at Enterprise Center. (Photo: Billy Hurst-USA TODAY Sports)

The basics 

When: Thursday, 8 p.m. ET

Where: TD Garden in Boston

TV channel: NBC

Streaming: NBC Sports app and NBCSports.com

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