The Boston Bruins and the St. Louis Blues are locked into Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final, with fans entertained to an action-packed first period. But the Bruins may have received a major gift from the officials in the form of a non-call that preceded a goal.


Boston slotted two goals in the first period, but they deserve some scrutiny based on what preceded their opening power play. Six men on the ice, folks. St. Louis, despite scoring a pair of equalizers of their own, will be left to ponder what would have happened had they gotten a crucial call instead and had their own power play to work with.


In a kinetic affair at TD Garden, there could be more hijinks in store. Get strapped in, hockey fans.