5 Bold Predictions for Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals

ST LOUIS, MISSOURI - JUNE 09:  Tuukka Rask #40 of the Boston Bruins stops a shot on his back against the St. Louis Blues during the second period in Game Six of the 2019 NHL Stanley Cup Final at Enterprise Center on June 09, 2019 in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
2019 NHL Stanley Cup Final - Game Six | Bruce Bennett

The Stanley Cup Finals reaches Game 7 between the St. Louis Blues vs the Boston Bruins on Wednesday night, and no matter the outcome, the Stanley Cup will be awarded in Boston. The Bruins are coming off a dominate performance in Game 6 to stave off elimination and force the series to go the distance, so here are five bold predictions, including who will lift Lord Stanley's Cup.

5. Binnington Rebounds From Game 6 Loss

ST LOUIS, MISSOURI - JUNE 09:  Jordan Binnington #50 of the St. Louis Blues reacts after allowing a third period goal to Karson Kuhlman (not pictured) of the Boston Bruins in Game Six of the 2019 NHL Stanley Cup Final at Enterprise Center on June 09, 2019 in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
2019 NHL Stanley Cup Final - Game Six | Dilip Vishwanat

Jordan Binnington has been an absolute beast following a loss in his short career, and in the playoffs, he has only let up more than two goals one time following a Blues defeat. He is 12-2 following a loss this season, clearly not afraid of rising to the occasion after coming up short in previous games. He's shown no signs that Game 7 will be any different, but the Bruins will test him all the way.

4. Fewer Than 4 Goals Scored

ST LOUIS, MISSOURI - JUNE 09:  Tuukka Rask #40 of the Boston Bruins stops a shot against Jaden Schwartz #17 of the St. Louis Blues during the first period in Game Six of the 2019 NHL Stanley Cup Final at Enterprise Center on June 09, 2019 in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
2019 NHL Stanley Cup Final - Game Six | Jamie Squire

Both Tuukka Rask and Jordan Binnington have been great in this series, and the Game 7 will surely come down to the goaltenders. Rask and Binnington will combine for an amazing goalie showdown and there will be no more than four goals scored combined in this game.

3. The Blues Will Win Their 1st Stanley Cup

BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS - JUNE 06:  Jordan Binnington #50 of the St. Louis Blues is congratulated by his teammates after their 2-1 win over the Boston Bruins in Game Five of the 2019 NHL Stanley Cup Final at TD Garden on June 06, 2019 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images)
2019 NHL Stanley Cup Final - Game Five | Adam Glanzman

The St. Louis Blues have never won a Stanley Cup, and are in the finals for the first time in 49 years. They were unable to close out the series in Game 6 at home, but they have had success on the road thus far in the series. We're expecting the Blues to stun the Bruins crowd and send TD Garden into despair with a shocking road-win to edge the series in their favor.

2. Ryan O'Reilly Scores Stanley Cup-Winning Goal

ST LOUIS, MISSOURI - JUNE 03: Ryan O'Reilly #90 of the St. Louis Blues celebrates his third period goal at 10:38 against the Boston Bruins in Game Four of the 2019 NHL Stanley Cup Final at Enterprise Center on June 03, 2019 in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
2019 NHL Stanley Cup Final - Game Four | Bruce Bennett

O'Reilly has been no stranger to the big moments, and is riding a five-game point scoring streak and has 7 points throughout the six Stanley Cup Finals games so far. He came up huge in the Blues Game 5 victory, when he registered a goal and an assist to help St. Louis take a 3-2 series lead. In the low-scoring Game 7, O'Reilly will be the one to send the Blues to the promise land.

1. The Conn Smythe Trophy is Awarded To...

BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS - JUNE 06:  Ryan O'Reilly #90 of the St. Louis Blues celebrates his second period goal against the Boston Bruins in Game Five of the 2019 NHL Stanley Cup Final at TD Garden on June 06, 2019 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
2019 NHL Stanley Cup Final - Game Five | Patrick Smith

Ryan O'Reilly. O'Reilly has been the Blues most valuable player in the Stanley Cup Finals so far, and it extends much further then his point totals. Not only does he have 21 points in 25 games in these playoffs, but he has gone against the Bruins top line each and every game and has played a huge part in slowing them down. His biggest task has been in the face-off circle, where he has a 50.25% conversion rate in the playoffs. It's only fitting that he be awarded the postseason MVP.