ST. LOUIS - Ryan O'Reilly became just the second player in St. Louis Blues history to record a multi-goal game in the Stanley Cup Final, joining Red Berenson, who scored twice in Game 3 against Montreal in the team's first trip to the Final in 1968.
O'Reilly opened the scoring just 43 seconds into Game 4, beating Boston Bruins' goalie Tuukka Rask with a highlight-reel wraparound attempt to give the Blues a 1-0 lead. Later, with the game deadlocked at 2-2, O'Reilly netted the game-winning goal with 9:22 remaining in the third period to help the Blues even the best-of-seven series with Boston at 2-2.
Video: BOS@STL, Gm4: O'Reilly pots early wraparound goal
"Day in, day out, there's not a guy who works harder than him," Blues Head Coach Craig Berube said after Monday's 4-2 win against Boston. "He's always out there, even if practice is optional. I thought he had a heck of a game tonight. Not just the goals, but his approach to the game. I thought he was moving very well, strong on the puck, did some real good things in all facets, power play, penalty killing, everything."
O'Reilly's two-goal effort was the first multi-goal Stanley Cup Playoffs game of his career.
Video: BOS@STL, Gm4: O'Reilly beats Rask for second tally