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Stanley Cup Final: St. Louis Blues beat Boston Bruins in Game 4 to tie series

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Connor Grott
St. Louis Blues forward Ryan O'Reilly scored two goals in the Blues' 4-2 win versus the Boston Bruins on Monday night. File Photo by Bill Greenblatt/UPI
St. Louis Blues forward Ryan O'Reilly scored two goals in the Blues' 4-2 win versus the Boston Bruins on Monday night. File Photo by Bill Greenblatt/UPI | License Photo

June 3 (UPI) -- Ryan O'Reilly scored two goals as the St. Louis Blues beat the Boston Bruins 4-2 in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final to tie the series at two games apiece.

O'Reilly entered Monday night's Game 4 on an eight-game goal drought. He ended his goalless streak 43 seconds into the contest and added the go-ahead goal midway through the third period to guide the Blues to their second win of the series. It was his first multi-goal game since last November.

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"He's a hard worker, we all know that," Blues head coach Craig Berube told reporters. "I thought he had a hell of a game tonight. His approach to the game, not only the two goals, I thought he was moving very well."

O'Reilly's first goal marked the sixth time this postseason in which the Blues scored in the first two minutes of a game. St. Louis has achieved that feat in all four rounds and posted a 6-0 record in those contests.

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Bruins forward Charlie Coyle maintained his hot streak with a tying goal midway through the first period. Coyle buried his ninth goal of the playoffs after Blues goalie Jordan Binnington allowed an easy rebound chance off Zdeno Chara's initial shot.

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St. Louis forward Vladimir Tarasenko answered less than three minutes later by burying a rebound off Blues captain Alex Pietrangelo's shot.

The Bruins recorded the only second-period goal halfway through the frame. Brandon Carlo scored shorthanded to tie the game 2-2. It was his first career playoff goal, and the Blues' fourth shorthanded score allowed in the postseason.

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O'Reilly scored on another Rask rebound in the third period to give the Blues a 3-2 advantage. Brayden Schenn clinched the victory with an empty-netter with 1:29 left.

Game 5 is Thursday night at TD Garden in Boston.

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