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Boston Bruins' Noel Acciari lies on the ice after being checked by St. Louis Blues' Tyler Bozak during the third period in Game 5 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final, Thursday, June 6, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
June 08, 2019 - 2:54 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Patrick Maroon doesn't want to go there. Not even about how the St. Louis Blues handle the roller coaster of inconsistent officiating. "I'm not talking about it," the usually talkative Maroon said. "If you want to talk about Game 6, I'll talk about Game 6." Except the St. Louis...
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FILE - In this Feb. 10, 2019, file photo, Buffalo Sabres center Jeff Skinner (53) skates with the puck away from Chicago Blackhawks left wing Brandon Saad (20) during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Buffalo, N.Y. The Sabres have re-signed leading scorer Skinner to an eight year, $72 million contract. (AP Photo/Adrian Kraus, File)
June 08, 2019 - 2:28 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Forward Jeff Skinner is both grateful and motivated by the new contract he signed to remain a member of the Buffalo Sabres for the next eight seasons. He's impressed by the faith the Sabres showed by making him the team's second highest-paid player behind captain Jack Eichel...
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St. Louis Blues' Zach Sanford (12) checks Boston Bruins' David Pastrnak (88), of the Czech Republic, to the ice during the first period in Game 5 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final, Thursday, June 6, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
June 08, 2019 - 1:59 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Had Oskar Sundqvist not gotten suspended and Robert Thomas ruled out with a nagging injury, Zach Sanford might never have gotten a chance to show his stuff on hockey's biggest stage. If Vince Dunn not taken a puck to the mouth during the last round, Robert Bortuzzo might not have...
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FILE - In this Feb. 10, 2019, file photo, Buffalo Sabres center Jeff Skinner (53) skates with the puck away from Chicago Blackhawks left wing Brandon Saad (20) during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Buffalo, N.Y. The Sabres have re-signed leading scorer Skinner to an eight year, $72 million contract. (AP Photo/Adrian Kraus, File)
June 07, 2019 - 8:37 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — After first hiring a new coach, Sabres general manager Jason Botterill addressed his next most pressing offseason need by re-signing leading scorer Jeff Skinner. And it came at a hefty price. Skinner became the Sabres' second-highest paid player — behind captain Jack Eichel —...
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St. Louis Blues' Zach Sanford (12) checks Boston Bruins' David Pastrnak (88), of the Czech Republic, to the ice during the first period in Game 5 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final, Thursday, June 6, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
June 07, 2019 - 5:07 pm
Something is missing from Boston's power play. The uninterrupted puck movement and cross-ice passes to a wide-open David Pastrnak aren't there anymore. Torey Krug isn't getting the chance to fire away from the top. Patrice Bergeron isn't dominating between the faceoff circles like before. Boston...
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Boston Bruins players and head coach Bruce Cassidy, right rear, watch the final minutes in Game 5 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final against the St. Louis Blues, Thursday, June 6, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
June 06, 2019 - 9:55 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Down and nearly out, the Boston Bruins are angry, too. An emotional return by their injured captain and a frenzied start weren't enough for the Bruins, who lost another bruising game to St. Louis and now trail the Blues 3-2 in the Stanley Cup Final. Boston coach Bruce Cassidy was...
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St. Louis Blues' Ryan O'Reilly, right, celebrates his goal against the Boston Bruins with teammates during the second period in Game 5 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final, Thursday, June 6, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
June 06, 2019 - 7:07 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The Latest from Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final between the Boston Bruins and St. Louis Blues (all times local): 10 p.m. Jordan Binnington has stopped all 25 shots and the St. Louis Blues lead Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final against Boston 1-0 going into the third period. Binnington...
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FILE - In this May 27, 2019, file photo, Todd Angilly sings the national anthem before Game 1 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final between the St. Louis Blues and the Boston Bruins in Boston. After singing the anthem, Angilly returns to his job as a bartender on the fifth floor during games at TD Garden. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)
June 05, 2019 - 9:57 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Todd Angilly's co-workers have gotten used to him showing up late. The TD Garden bartender often arrives after the opening faceoff when the Boston Bruins are playing at home, but he has a good excuse: He is two floors down, singing the national anthem on the ice. When he's done,...
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Boston Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara (33), of Slovakia, is helped off the ice after getting hit in the face with the puck during the second period of Game 4 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final against the St. Louis Blues Monday, June 3, 2019, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
June 05, 2019 - 3:37 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Twice the Boston Bruins have been forced to finish a Stanley Cup Final game down a defenseman. The St. Louis Blues won each time. That's not a coincidence. Wearing out opponents and winning the war of attrition has been an ingredient of the Blues' playoff success. They took advantage...
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In this Wednesday, May 29, 2019, photo, NBC hockey broadcaster Mike Emrick poses for a photo while preparing to call Game 2 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final between the St. Louis Blues and the Boston Bruins in Boston. At 72, still calling games on the NHL’s biggest stage, Emrick is in his prime and showing no signs of slowing down and stepping away from broadcasting the fastest game on ice. “I really wanted to do it from the time I saw my first game, but a lot of people really want to do something and they don't get to,” Emrick said. “When you have a job like that, you're never working the rest of your life. So it's been 46 years. I don't know when it'll end. God only knows.” (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
June 04, 2019 - 8:51 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Bruins and St. Louis Blues' morning skates are over and a handful of broadcasters have taken the ice to re-enact a play from this bruising Stanley Cup Final. In the otherwise empty stands is a singular figure having a good chuckle at the retired players doing their best to...
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