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FILE - In this June 1, 2019, file photo, Boston Bruins defenseman Torey Krug celebrates a teammate's goal against the St. Louis Blues during the first period of Game 3 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals, in St. Louis. Patrice Bergeron wins the faceoff and Jake DeBrusk retrieves the puck for Torey Krug, who waits just long enough for Bergeron to set up and shoots it at his stick for a textbook deflection goal. This is the Boston Bruins’ masterful power play at its nearly unstoppable best. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)
June 02, 2019 - 2:55 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Patrice Bergeron wins the faceoff and Jake DeBrusk retrieves the puck for Torey Krug, who waits just long enough for Bergeron to set up and shoots it at his stick for a textbook deflection goal. This is the Boston Bruins' masterful power play at its nearly unstoppable best. When...
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A St. Louis Blues fan looks at the scoreboard during the first period of Game 3 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final between the Blues and the Boston Bruins Saturday, June 1, 2019, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
June 01, 2019 - 9:27 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis was ready to celebrate its first Stanley Cup Final game on home ice in 49 years. The Blues didn't cooperate. The Blues were the worst team in the NHL for the first part of the season and they looked very much like that team Saturday night in a 7-2 loss that left them...
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Boston Bruins center Sean Kuraly celebrates after scoring against the St. Louis Blues during the first period of Game 3 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final Saturday, June 1, 2019, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
June 01, 2019 - 6:32 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Latest on Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final (all times local): 8:30 p.m. The Boston Bruins are running the St. Louis Blues out of their own building in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final. David Pastrnak scored a power-play goal 41 seconds into the second period to put the Bruins up...
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FILE - In this Feb. 16, 2019, file photo, St. Louis Blues left wing Zach Sanford (12) is greeted at the bench during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Colorado Avalanche in Denver. Sanford is expected to see his first action in more than six weeks when the Blues host the Boston Bruins in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final on Saturday. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
June 01, 2019 - 11:57 am
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Zach Sanford is expected to see his first action in more than six weeks when the St. Louis Blues host the Boston Bruins in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final. Sanford enters the Blues lineup for forward Oskar Sundqvist, who was suspended one game for boarding and concussing Boston...
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CORRECTS SOURCE AND PHOTOGRAPHER'S NAME - St. Louis Blues' Carl Gunnarsson (4), of Sweden, is congratulated by Ivan Barbashev (49), of Russia and Alex Pietrangelo, right, after he scored the winning goal against the Boston Bruins during the first overtime period in Game 2 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final, Wednesday, May 29, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
May 31, 2019 - 5:06 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Tyler Bozak witnessed the first NHL playoff game in Toronto after a seven-year drought. David Perron experienced the first Stanley Cup Final game in Las Vegas. They ain't seen nothin' yet. When the St. Louis Blues host the Boston Bruins in Game 3 on Saturday night, it'll mark the...
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St. Louis Blues' Vladimir Tarasenko, left, of Russia, watches his shot sail puck past Boston Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask, front, of Finland, and Zdeno Chara (33), of Slovakia, for a goal during the first period in Game 2 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final, Wednesday, May 29, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
May 31, 2019 - 12:13 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Two-time All-Star winger Vladimir Tarasenko is expected to play for the St. Louis Blues in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final after missing practice Friday. Coach Craig Berube on confirmed Tarasenko will play Saturday night against the Boston Bruins in the first home Cup Final game in...
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FILE - In this April 24, 2019, file photo, Washington Capitals center Evgeny Kuznetsov (92), of Russia, stands on the ice during the second period of Game 7 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series against the Carolina Hurricanes in Washington. The Capitals say they are aware of a video on social media that appeared to show Kuznetsov in a hotel room with lines of white powder on the table in front of him and verified it is him in the video. In a statement sent to The Associated Press by spokesman Sergey Kocharov, the team says it is in the process of gathering facts and will have no further comment at this time. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)
May 31, 2019 - 11:21 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The NHL said Friday it has closed its review of Capitals star Evgeny Kuznetsov and a now-deleted video on social media that appears to show him in a hotel room with lines of white powder on a table in front of him. NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly said the league interviewed...
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NBA Commissioner Adam Silver holds a news conference before Game 1 of basketball’s NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and the Toronto Raptors, Thursday, May 30, 2019, in Toronto. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
May 30, 2019 - 6:33 pm
TORONTO (AP) — The NBA is closely monitoring the ongoing trade dispute and tariff rift between the U.S. and China, though the league is not yet worried that it will interfere with any business happening with the world's most populous nation. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver even went as far Thursday...
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St. Louis Blues' Oskar Sundqvist (70), of Sweden, skates beside Boston Bruins' David Pastrnak (88), of the Czech Republic, during the second period in Game 2 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final, Wednesday, May 29, 2019, in Boston. Sundqvist is facing a potential suspension after delivering a blow to the head of Bruins defenseman Matt Grzelcyk earlier in the game. Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy said Grzelcyk was in the NHL's concussion protocol and listed as day-to-day. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
May 30, 2019 - 6:17 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Blues forward Oskar Sundqvist has been suspended for Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final for delivering an elbow to the head of Bruins defenseman Matt Grzelcyk. The NHL's department of player safety announced the suspension Thursday after a hearing with Sundqvist, who was assessed only...
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St. Louis Blues' David Perron (57) tries to move the puck between Boston Bruins' Patrice Bergeron (37) and Matt Grzelcyk (48) during the first period in Game 1 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final, Monday, May 27, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
May 30, 2019 - 4:23 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Bruce Cassidy figures sometime before the puck drops for Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final, the Boston Bruins' first line will get together. Brad Marchand, Patrice Bergeron and David Pastrnak will talk about what hasn't gone right so far in the series against the St. Louis Blues and...
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