Bruins force Stanley Cup Game 7 with 5-1 win over Blues

Boston Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask (40), of Finland, blocks the puck as St. Louis Blues left wing Jaden Schwartz (17) closes in during the second period of Game 6 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final Sunday, June 9, 2019, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Scott Kane)
Boston Bruins left wing Brad Marchand (63) celebrates after scoring a goal against the St. Louis Blues during the first period of Game 6 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final Sunday, June 9, 2019, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
St. Louis Blues goaltender Jordan Binnington (50) catches the puck as Boston Bruins left wing Jake DeBrusk (74) watches for the rebound during the first period in Game 6 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final Sunday, June 9, 2019, in St. Louis. (Bruce Bennett/Pool via AP)
Boston Bruins center Joakim Nordstrom (20), of Sweden, falls as he chases the puck with St. Louis Blues center Brayden Schenn (10) during the first period of Game 6 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final Sunday, June 9, 2019, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Scott Kane)
St. Louis Blues left wing Jaden Schwartz (17) falls between Boston Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask, of Finland, right, and defenseman Charlie McAvoy (73) during the second period of Game 6 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final Sunday, June 9, 2019, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Scott Kane)

ST. LOUIS — Facing elimination in a quite hostile environment, Brad Marchand and Tuukka Rask stepped up for the Boston Bruins once again.

The Stanley Cup Final is heading to Game 7 because two of Boston's biggest stars love the biggest moments.

Rask made 28 saves, Marchand had a goal and an assist, and the Bruins beat the St. Louis Blues 5-1 on Sunday night to even the bruising, physical final at three games apiece.

David Pastrnak had a goal and an assist as Boston became the 17th team to go on the road and force a Game 7 in the Stanley Cup. The Bruins also were the last franchise to accomplish the feat, coming all the way back to win the championship against Vancouver in 2011.

The deciding game is Wednesday night in Boston.

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