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Blues square series on Gunnarsson’s OT goal

(AP) – Carl Gunnarsson has allowed the St. Louis Blues to even the Stanley Cup final at a game apiece.

Gunnarsson scored on a blast from the point 3:51 into overtime to push the Blues past the Bruins, 3-2 in Boston. There was a delayed penalty call on the Bruins when St. Louis continued to control the puck in the Boston zone. Ryan O’Reilly came off the bench as the Blues’ sixth attacker and fed Gunnarsson for his first career playoff goal.

The first four goals came during a 10:11 span of the first period, with the Blues erasing a pair of one-goal deficits. Charlie Coyle and Joakim Nordstrom put the Bruins ahead, but the goals were countered by Robert Bortuzzo and Vladimir Tarasenko.

Jordan Binnington stopped 21 shots for the Blues, who host Game 3 on Saturday.

It’s the first ever Stanley Cup final victory for St. Louis, which had been 0-13.

Boston netminder Tuukka (TOO’-kah) Rask handled 34 shots.

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