Latest David Backes News

Year of parades ends in Boston with Bruins' Stanley Cup loss

Jun. 13, 2019 6:57 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — There won't be a third championship parade through the Back Bay, and it seems so long ago that people in the city were dreaming of a Boston Slam. After back-to-back wins by the Red Sox and the Patriots, the never-satisfied fans in this town coveted a chance to sweep the major sports prizes....

Bruins force Stanley Cup Game 7 with 5-1 win over Blues

Jun. 10, 2019 12:44 AM EDT

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 assist,...

Big, bad Bruins are back, force Cup Final Game 7 vs. Blues

Jun. 10, 2019 12:22 AM EDT

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 headed home...

The Latest: Boston Bruins force Game 7 in Stanley Cup Final

Jun. 9, 2019 10:58 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Latest from Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final between Boston and St. Louis (all times local): 9:57 p.m. The Boston Bruins have forced Game 7 in the Stanley Cup Final against St. Louis. Boston got goals from stars Brad Marchand, David Pastrnak and Zdeno Chara on the way to a 5-1 blowout...

The Latest: Blues beat Bruins 2-1 for 3-2 lead in Cup Final

Jun. 6, 2019 11:06 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Latest from Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final between the Boston Bruins and St. Louis Blues (all times local): 11:05 p.m. The St. Louis Blues are one win away from their first Stanley Cup championship. Jordan Binnington stopped 39 shots, and Ryan O'Reilly and David Perron scored for St....

Poetry on ice: Bruins' potent power play is key to Cup Final

Jun. 2, 2019 5:56 PM EDT

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 the Bruins...

The Latest: Marchand not worried about loud St. Louis arena

May. 31, 2019 4:57 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Latest on the Stanley Cup Final (all times local): 3:55 p.m. St. Louis Blues players say there's a buzz in the city for the first Stanley Cup Final game here in 49 years. That view does not extend to Boston Bruins agitator extraordinaire Brad Marchand. "Every arena has roughly the same...

Blues' Sundqvist suspended for Game 3 of Stanley Cup Final

May. 30, 2019 9:17 PM EDT

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 a...

Hate builds up between Blues, Bruins in Stanley Cup Final

May. 30, 2019 12:47 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — There was blood in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final. And a possible head injury. And plenty of fresh bumps and bruises. The best-of-seven series between the Boston Bruins and St. Louis Blues has turned decidedly nasty, and it only took two games. If that. Connor Clifton bloodied the Blues'...

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...