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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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Boston Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara, of Slovakia, kneels on the ice after being hit in the face by 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/Scott Kane)
June 04, 2019 - 5:18 pm
BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — The Boston Bruins reached the Stanley Cup Final despite a run of regular-season injuries that prevented anyone on the roster from playing all 82 games. Now comes the real test. The Bruins are preparing for Game 5 against the St. Louis Blues without captain and No. 1 defenseman...
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The puck hits the goal post and bounces away from the net as St. Louis Blues center Ryan O'Reilly (90) closes in and Boston Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask (40), of Finland, and David Pastrnak (88), of the Czech Republic, defend during the second period in Game 4 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final Monday, June 3, 2019, in St. Louis. (Bruce Bennett/Pool via AP)
June 03, 2019 - 9:30 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — It usually takes a lucky bounce here and there to win the Stanley Cup. Game 4 of the final between the Bruins and the Blues had a whole lot of bounces — and not a lot of luck for goaltenders Tuukka Rask and Jordan Binnington. Whether it was nerves, fatigue or simply traffic in...
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Boston Bruins defenseman Brandon Carlo (25) is congratulated after scoring a short-handed goal against the St. Louis Blues during the second period of Game 4 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final Monday, June 3, 2019, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Scott Kane)
June 03, 2019 - 7:07 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Latest on Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final between Boston and St. Louis (all times local): 9 p.m. The Boston Bruins and St. Louis Blues are tied at 2 after two periods of Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final. After a masterful sequence where they hemmed the Bruins in their own end...
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FILE - In this May 7, 2019, file photo, St. Louis Blues left wing Pat Maroon, left, and right wing Vladimir Tarasenko (91) celebrate the team's 2-1 win against the Dallas Stars in two overtimes in Game 7 of an NHL second-round hockey playoff series in St. Louis. Maroon had other offers for more money and more years but chose to sign with his hometown St. Louis Blues. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)
June 03, 2019 - 8:06 am
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Each morning Anthony Maroon woke up during a visit to see his father, he'd ask his grandmother how many days he had left with him. Nine? All smiles. The goodbyes were brutal. Patti Maroon told her grandson she couldn't guarantee she wouldn't cry, but she'd try. By the last day, she...
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