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After half-century of frustration, Blues can exorcise demons

May. 25, 2019 11:24 AM EDT

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 7 to earn their first berth in the Stanley Cup Final...

Bruins' veteran quintet could be key in latest Cup bid

May. 25, 2019 2:56 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — When the Boston Bruins take the ice against the St. Louis Blues, they will do it with a core group of veterans who know what it's like to hoist the Stanley Cup — and have it slip from their fingers. Patrice Bergeron can still remember the instant euphoria and accompanying adoration...

Home sweet home: NHL execs flock back to familiar franchises

May. 24, 2019 5:05 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Martin Brodeur has been back with the New Jersey Devils for eight months and only walked by his statue once. It's harder to avoid his banner hanging from the arena rafters. Brodeur returning to the place he spent the majority of his career sparked a recent run of executives going home to...

Sports legends honor basketball great John Havlicek

May. 24, 2019 3:24 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Sports legends were in Boston to honor basketball great John Havlicek. Former Celtics and Bruins stars gathered at Trinity Church in Boston on Thursday for a memorial service. The Hall of Fame Celtics player died in April at the age of 79. The Boston Herald reports that Celtics greats Bill...

Lil Nas X, Chase Rice to perform at Stanley Cup Final

May. 24, 2019 2:06 PM EDT

"Old Town Road" is coming to the Stanley Cup Final. Lil Nas X will perform the top song in the world Monday in Boston as part of the pregame festivities before the series between the Bruins and St. Louis Blues gets underway. The NHL announced Friday Lil Nas X and country singer Chase Rice as the artists who will...

O Canada: Hockey hotbed now produces tennis players, too

May. 24, 2019 2:36 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — It's typically Canadian that Denis Shapovalov, Felix Auger-Aliassime and Bianca Andreescu are each children of immigrants. What's not typical is that they have simultaneously broken into the world's elite ranks of tennis players — and will all be worth watching when the French Open...

Marchand appears to avert injury scare in Bruins Cup tuneup

May. 23, 2019 9:00 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Boston Bruins scoring leader Brad Marchand returned without missing a shift after appearing to hurt his left hand Thursday night when the team held an intrasquad scrimmage to tune up for the Stanley Cup Final. Marchand bumped into Connor Clifton in front of the net "and jammed his ... I don't...

Bruins' Backes must face Blues buddies for Stanley Cup

May. 23, 2019 6:13 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — David Backes waited his entire career to play for the Stanley Cup, and now he's going to have to do it against some of his best friends in hockey. The former St. Louis captain will face his old team with the NHL title on the line, starting Monday night when the Blues and Bruins open the final...

Penguins re-sign defenseman Chad Ruhwedel to 2-year deal

May. 23, 2019 4:49 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Penguins are holding on to defenseman Chad Ruhwedel. The Penguins re-signed Ruhwedel to a two-year deal on Thursday that carries an average value of $700,000 a season. The 29-year-old Ruhwedel played in 18 games for the Penguins in 2018-19, scoring one goal and one assist...

Contract extension in hand, Edelman can get down to business

May. 23, 2019 2:51 PM EDT

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — On the day after his 33rd birthday, a newly enriched Julian Edelman was doing what he loves best: practicing with his fellow New England Patriots. "We got something done," the veteran wide receiver said Thursday after the Patriots concluded an organized team activity on the...