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Blues' Ryan O'Reilly scores after no-look, between-the-legs pass from Zach Sanford

By
Connor Grott

June 6 (UPI) -- St. Louis Blues forward Ryan O'Reilly opened the scoring against the Boston Bruins in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final after a beautiful pass from Zach Sanford.

In the first minute of the second period, Blues defenseman Alex Pietrangelo kept the puck in the zone and tossed a pass off the boards. Sanford received the loose puck from behind the Bruins' net as two defenders closed in.

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Without turning his head, Sanford dished the puck between his legs to O'Reilly, who was crossing into the slot. O'Reilly gathered the puck and quickly fired a backhand shot to beat Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask.

O'Reilly's score gave the Blues a 1-0 lead Thursday night, and continued his recent hot streak. He has registered a point in four consecutive games, including two goals against the Bruins in Game 4 on Monday night.

St. Louis maintained its single-goal advantage at the end of the second period. The series is tied 2-2.

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