Stanley Cup Finals

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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FILE - In this April 11, 2019, file photo, Boston Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy gestures to his players during the third period of Game 1 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series against the Toronto Maple Leafs in Boston. Two roads diverged in a crazy world of hockey and brought them to this Stanley Cup Final. Cassidy has guided the Boston Bruins to this point a decade and a half after a disastrous tenure in Washington, and Berube took the St. Louis Blues from worst to their first final since 1970 several years after a short stint in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
May 25, 2019 - 3:58 pm
Bruce Cassidy has come a long way from writing his first NHL practice plan on a napkin. Craig Berube hasn't changed a bit from the moment he was fired from his first NHL head coaching job. Two roads diverged in a crazy world of hockey and brought them to this Stanley Cup Final. Cassidy has guided...
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In this May 22, 2019 photo, longtime St. Louis Blues fans Stanley Jackson, left, and Steven Crow stand in front of the Enterprise Center in St. Louis, a day after the Blues defeated San Jose to earn a berth in the Stanley Cup Finals. The two friends, in their 50s, are life-long fans of the franchise that has never won a Stanley Cup. (AP Photo by Jim Salter)
May 25, 2019 - 2:28 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Stanley Jackson and buddy Steven Crow can be excused if they tend to watch their beloved St. Louis Blues with their hands over their eyes, just waiting for the next thing to go wrong. So when the Blues beat the San Jose Sharks in Game 6 to earn their first berth in the Stanley Cup...
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