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Bouwmeester and Blues' greybeards finally lift Stanley Cup

Jun. 13, 2019 5:32 PM EDT

Jay Bouwmeester had to turn on the TV to see playoff hockey for almost a decade after he made it to the NHL. A third overall pick with lofty expectations, Bouwmeester didn't get to play beyond the regular season his first nine years in the league. "Every year you got sick of watching the playoffs," Bouwmeester...

Arch Madness: Blues win 1st Stanley Cup, beating Bruins 4-1

Jun. 13, 2019 1:49 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Blues goalie Jordan Binnington was waiting patiently, as NHL rookies learn to do, while the Stanley Cup was passed from teammate to teammate across the recently conquered ice of the new Boston Garden. Thirteen St. Louis players took their turn with the iconic trophy, raising it above their...

The Latest: O'Reilly wins Conn Smythe as playoff MVP

Jun. 12, 2019 10:55 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Latest from Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final between Boston and St. Louis (all times local): 10:49 p.m. Ryan O'Reilly of the St. Louis Blues has been named the Conn Smythe Trophy winner as the most valuable player of the playoffs. The gritty forward lifted the trophy on the ice moments...

Glove'n it: Hand pass a pivotal moment in Blues' Cup run

Jun. 12, 2019 10:48 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Craig Berube made a rare stop in the locker room after the game to address his players. It was important. It was minutes after San Jose's Timo Meier had gloved the puck to Gustav Nyquist and wound up being credited with the second assist on Erik Karlsson's winning goal in Game 3. It was a...

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...

Blues' Russian Two, Tarasenko and Barbashev, on verge of Cup

Jun. 9, 2019 2:17 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Slava Fetisov called Vladimir Tarasenko midway through the second round of the playoffs to deliver an important message. "I said, 'Listen, you've got a good chance to win this year, so you're gonna play 100 percent, maybe a little more,'" Fetisov recalled Friday. "'You get all your talents...

Bruins-Blues Cup Final Game 6 could hinge on officiating

Jun. 8, 2019 5:56 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Patrick Maroon doesn't want to go there. Not even about how the St. Louis Blues handle the roller coaster of inconsistent officiating. "I'm not talking about it," the usually talkative Maroon said. "If you want to talk about Game 6, I'll talk about Game 6." Except the St. Louis Blues and...

Lineup shuffling benefits Blues in Stanley Cup Final

Jun. 8, 2019 4:59 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Had Oskar Sundqvist not gotten suspended and Robert Thomas ruled out with a nagging injury, Zach Sanford might never have gotten a chance to show his stuff on hockey's biggest stage. If Vince Dunn not taken a puck to the mouth during the last round, Robert Bortuzzo might not have had the...