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Boston Bruins' Jake DeBrusk, left, shoots wide past St. Louis Blues goaltender Jordan Binnington during the first period in Game 1 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final, Monday, May 27, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
May 28, 2019 - 2:47 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Jake DeBrusk got a step on Robert Bortuzzo and he was off to the races. Despite missing the net on the breakaway, the message was already sent. Two minutes into the Stanley Cup Final, the Boston Bruins flashed the speed and skill that got them to this point and exploited it to beat...
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Boston Bruins' Torey Krug (47) and St. Louis Blues' Robert Thomas (18) crash to the ice during the third period in Game 1 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final, Monday, May 27, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
May 28, 2019 - 1:50 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Torey Krug worried afterward that his pregnant wife would not really like him flying down the ice and delivering a bone-jarring hit without a helmet on. There wasn't anything he could do about it now. Krug provided a signature moment of the Boston Bruins' 4-2 victory against the St...
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St. Louis Blues goaltender Jordan Binnington reacts after giving up a goal to Boston Bruins' Charlie McAvoy during the second period in Game 1 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final, Monday, May 27, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
May 27, 2019 - 9:24 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The Blues spent most of the past week stressing how they couldn't afford to allow the Bruins to pile up power-play opportunities in the Stanley Cup Final. That plan — and St. Louis' defensive discipline — slowly fell apart in their 4-2 loss in Game 1 on Monday night . With the...
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Boston Bruins' Sean Kuraly (52) scores a goal past St. Louis Blues goaltender Jordan Binnington (50) and Joel Edmundson (6) during the third period in Game 1 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final, Monday, May 27, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
May 27, 2019 - 7:40 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on the Stanley Cup Final (all times local): 10:40 p.m. The Stanley Cup Final opener is getting testy. The Blues' David Perron and Boston's Torey Krug got tangled up in the Bruins' end, and the lengthy tussle caused Krug to lose his helmet. He skated down the ice helmetless...
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NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman speaks to the media before Game 1 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final between the St. Louis Blues and the Boston Bruins, Monday, May 27, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
May 27, 2019 - 7:00 pm
BOSTON (AP) — NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman said Monday the league will consider expanded video review after some high-profile missed calls during the playoffs. During his annual speech prior to Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final, Bettman said general managers will discuss potential expansion of video...
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FILE - In this Feb. 20, 2019, file photo, Boston Bruins' Brad Marchand, front, celebrates with teammates Zdenoa Chara, back left, and Patrice Bergeron after scoring against the Vegas Golden Knights during the third period of an NHL hockey game in Las Vegas. The three veterans who hoisted the Stanley Cup after winning it all in 2011 are among the core Bruins who will host the St. Louis Blues Monday, May 27, 2019, in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
May 27, 2019 - 9:39 am
BOSTON (AP) — Brad Marchand is expected to play in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final despite leaving the Boston Bruins' morning skate early. Coach Bruce Cassidy says Marchand is good to go for the series opener against the St. Louis Blues, and Boston's leading scorer in the playoffs did not have...
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FILE - In this Feb. 24, 2015, file photo, St. Louis Blues' T.J. Oshie plays during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Montreal Canadiens, in St. Louis. T.J. Oshie went through five early playoff exits with the St. Louis Blues who could never seem to break through. Four years after being traded, the Capitals winger hopes the Blues winning the Stanley Cup will ease their pain. “They put in a lot of hard work,” said Oshie, who won the Cup with Washington last year. (AP Photo/Billy Hurst, File)
May 26, 2019 - 11:07 pm
BOSTON (AP) — T.J. Oshie went through five early playoff exits with the St. Louis Blues who could never seem to break through. Four years after being traded, the Capitals winger hopes the Blues winning the Stanley Cup will ease their pain. "They put in a lot of hard work," said Oshie, who won the...
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FILE - In this Jan. 17, 2019, file photo, Boston Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara (33) and St. Louis Blues left wing Pat Maroon (7) fight during the first period of an NHL hockey game, in Boston. Game 1 of the Stanley Cup finals between the Bruins and Blues is Monday, May 27. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)
May 26, 2019 - 3:42 pm
BOSTON (AP) — When the NHL altered its rules with an eye toward speed and skill, this is not the Stanley Cup Final it had in mind. Hockey is becoming less of a big man's game, offense is up and it's faster than ever. Then there's the big and tough St. Louis Blues facing off against the bigger and...
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Sunny, the “Today” show dog, watches NHL Stanley Cup Final media day festivities in Boston, Sunday, May 26, 2019. The 18-month old Labrador is training to be a guide dog. (AP Photo/Stephen Whyno)
May 26, 2019 - 1:03 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on media day at the Stanley Cup Final (all times Eastern): 3:45 p.m. The biggest star at Stanley Cup Final media day doesn't play for the Boston Bruins or St. Louis Blues. He's 18-month old "Today" show dog Sunny, who roamed the interview room the day before the Cup Final...
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May 26, 2019 - 12:40 pm
The television ratings for this year's Stanley Cup playoffs have been steady despite many top markets not having teams qualify and finalists from the past two years eliminated in the first round. Going into the start of Monday's final between the St. Louis Blues and Boston Bruins, television...
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