Blues Inch Closer to Stanley Cup

The St. Louis Blues are on the verge of becoming the oldest team to win its first Stanley Cup.

The Blues are in position to capture their first championship in their 51-season history.

The Blues have a three-games-to-two lead in the NHL Final after Jordan Binnington handled 38 shots and Ryan O'Reilly had his second consecutive two-point game in a 2-1 victory over the Boston Bruins.

Binnington helped St. Louis weather an early storm while the Bruins outshot them 17-8 in the first period.

O'Reilly broke up the scoreless tie by beating Tuukka Rask 55 seconds into the second period.

O'Reilly also picked up an assist when David Perron scored with 9:24 to play, but the Bruins answered back with Jake DeBrusk's goal less than three minutes later.

Bruins fans littered the ice with debris and chanted obscenities after what they felt was a missed penalty call on Blues centre Tyler Bozak just before Perron's goal.

Bruins captain Zdeno Chara started on the blueline, 48 hours after taking a puck to the jaw that inflicted a serious facial injury.

Game 6 is Sunday in St. Louis.