Gunnarsson scored the Blues' overtime winner in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final.
Carl Gunnarsson knows how to call his shots.
Shortly after ringing a shot off the post in the final minutes of the third period in Game 2, the Blues defenseman found himself next to his coach, Craig Berube, in the bathroom. While taking care of nature's call, Gunnarsson promised he could also take care of things on the ice, telling his coach "I just need one more chance."
Gunnarsson didn't just find relief at the urinal. Just 3:51 into the overtime period, the Swede unleashed a heavy shot from the point that made its way past Tuukka Rask and into the back of the net to give St. Louis a 3–2 win and its first-ever Stanley Cup Final victory. Gunnarsson confirmed after the game that he did indeed guarantee the win "at the pisser."
Having played in 57 career postseason games, Gunnarsson had never scored in the playoffs before Wednesday. It came at the perfect time for the Blues, who now head back to St. Louis with the series tied at a game apiece.