Stanley Cup Finals

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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St. Louis Blues goaltender Jordan Binnington takes his position in goal at the start of the second period in Game 2 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final against the Boston Bruins, Wednesday, May 29, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
May 29, 2019 - 11:53 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The resolve Jordan Binnington is showing in the playoffs was forged in Bruins black and gold. Now it's being used to try to beat the organization that took him in. Binnington bounced back from a rough start to the Stanley Cup Final to make 21 saves in the St. Louis Blues' Game 2...
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Boston Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask, of Finland, skates into position in front of the net during the second period in Game 2 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final against the St. Louis Blues, Wednesday, May 29, 2019, in Boston. (Bruce Bennett/Pool via AP)
May 29, 2019 - 10:10 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The Bruins' eight-game playoff win streak ended with a thud, marred by missed opportunities and continued futility from their best players. One of the hottest teams in the NHL over the past two rounds of the playoffs, Boston was beaten up during their 3-2 overtime loss to the Blues in...
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St. Louis Blues' Sammy Blais (9) crashes into Boston Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask (40), of Finland, as Bruins' Brandon Carlo (25) and Blues' David Perron (57) grapple for the puck during the first period in Game 2 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final, Wednesday, May 29, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
May 29, 2019 - 7:55 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The Latest from Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final between the St. Louis Blues and the Boston Bruins (all times Eastern): 10:55 p.m. Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final is going to overtime. The St. Louis Blues are tied 2-2 with the Bruins after three bruising periods in Boston. It is the...
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Boston Bruins' Brandon Carlo, top, takes down St. Louis Blues' Ryan O'Reilly 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 29, 2019 - 12:28 am
BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Bruins are a case study in extremes on the blue line. There are some prototypical bruisers: At 6-foot-9 and 250 pounds, 42-year-old Zdeno Chara anchors Boston's first pairing and the 6-foot-5 Brandon Carlo is on the second line. The rest of the defense? Take it down a notch...
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Boston Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask, of Finland, stands in net during the third period in Game 1 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final against the St. Louis Blues, Monday, May 27, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
May 28, 2019 - 3:40 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Tuukka Rask first caught coach Bruce Cassidy's attention as a hot-headed minor leaguer who was throwing milk crates onto the ice when things didn't go his way. These days, the Bruins goalie is much more likely to shrug off a mistake than break his stick over a crossbar. "I just think...
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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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