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Feast-or-famine Bruins left starving by Blues

There are a couple of trends emerging when the Boston Bruins lose in this Stanley Cup Final. It’s occurred twice now and in both games, they’ve lost an important defenseman (Matt Grzelcyk in Game 2 and Zdeno Chara in Game 4), they’ve been unable to limit the St. Louis Blues to fewer than 30 shots, and their top line hasn’t found its stride enough to take over the game. So the Bruins will head back to Boston and into Game 5 without a chance to win the Stanley Cup thanks to a 4-2 loss in Game 4 on Monday. The Blues, meanwhile, will head on the road knowing it’s a best of three and that they were able to put a miserable 7-2 loss in Game 3 behind them on the back of an inspired performance from up and down their roster. The Brui ...