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Boston Bruins center Patrice Bergeron (37) celebrates with Marcus Johansson (90), of Sweden, and Karson Kuhlman (83) after the Bruins beat the St. Louis Blues in Game 6 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final Sunday, June 9, 2019, in St. Louis. The Bruins won 5-1 to even the series 3-3. (AP Photo/Scott Kane)
June 10, 2019 - 3:15 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The strains of JayZ and Linkin Park's "Numb/Encore" mashup emanated from a small speaker on the hallway floor outside the visiting locker room following the Boston Bruins' morning skate. "I don't know what you're expecting of me ... put under the pressure ... of walking in your...
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Boston Bruins left wing Brad Marchand (63) celebrates after scoring a goal against the St. Louis Blues during the first period of Game 6 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final Sunday, June 9, 2019, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
June 09, 2019 - 9:42 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Facing elimination in an oh-so-hostile environment, Tuukka Rask and Brad Marchand stepped up for the Boston Bruins once again. The Stanley Cup Final is heading to Game 7 because two of Boston's biggest stars love the biggest moments. Rask made 28 saves, Marchand had a goal and an...
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Boston Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara (33), of Slovakia, celebrates with right wing David Pastrnak (88), of the Czech Republic, after the Bruins beat the St. Louis Blues in Game 6 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final Sunday, June 9, 2019, in St. Louis. Both players scored goals as the Bruins won 5-1 to even the series 3-3. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
June 09, 2019 - 8:36 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Punch, counterpunch, Game 7. Just when it looked like the Boston Bruins were down and out, they remembered they can throw their weight around, too. Boston showed it can play St. Louis' physical style of hockey and then some, and the Stanley Cup Final is tied at 3-3 with Boston...
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Boston Bruins center Patrice Bergeron (37) celebrates after a shot by teammate Brad Marchand, not shown, bounces out of the net after beating St. Louis Blues goaltender Jordan Binnington (50) for a goal during the first period of Game 6 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final Sunday, June 9, 2019, in St. Louis. (Bruce Bennett/Pool via AP)
June 09, 2019 - 7:28 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Latest from Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final between Boston and St. Louis (all times local): 9:25 p.m. A bad decision by the St. Louis Blues has left them trailing the Boston Bruins 2-0 early in the third period of Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final. An errant pass attempt back...
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June 07, 2019 - 7:23 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Sabres have re-signed leading scorer Jeff Skinner to an eight year, $72 million contract in addressing one their most pressing offseason needs. Skinner becomes the team's second-highest paid player behind captain Jack Eichel in a deal reached Friday night, and three...
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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 - 10:04 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 must win to avoid elimination in the Stanley Cup Final. Boston coach Bruce Cassidy was livid following the 2-1 loss in Game 5 on...
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St. Louis Blues goaltender Jordan Binnington, right, stops a shot at the goal line as Boston Bruins' David Krejci, left, of the Czech Republic, pokes at it during the third period in Game 5 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final, Thursday, June 6, 2019, in Boston. A video review confirmed there was no goal on the play. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
June 06, 2019 - 8:24 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Jordan Binnington stopped 38 shots, and Ryan O'Reilly and David Perron scored for St. Louis on Thursday night to give the Blues a 2-1 victory over the Boston Bruins and a 3-2 lead in the Stanley Cup Final. The Blues have won two straight since a 7-2 loss at home and return to St...
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St. Louis Blues' David Perron, left, watches the puck shot by teammate Ryan O'Reilly sail through the legs of Boston Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask, of Finland, for a goal during the second period in Game 5 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final, Thursday, June 6, 2019, in Boston. (Bruce Bennett/Pool via AP)
June 06, 2019 - 7:45 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The Latest from Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final between the Boston Bruins and St. Louis Blues (all times local): 10:40 p.m. The St. Louis Blues have taken a 2-0 lead in Boston late in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final. Bruins fans littered the ice with debris and chanted obscenities...
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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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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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