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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...

Blues can't capitalize on chances as Boston evens series

Jun. 10, 2019 12:31 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Playing with fire finally caught up to the Blues. Missed chances and an early rash of penalties cost St. Louis with a chance to win the first Stanley Cup championship in franchise history on home ice. The Blues got off to a quick start with five of the first six shots in Game 6 against...

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...

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...

Berube's Blues living dangerously, on verge of winning Cup

Jun. 7, 2019 12:49 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Craig Berube's bunch likes to live dangerously. In Game 5 alone, Ivan Barbashev got away with a high hit on Marcus Johansson and Zach Sanford got his elbow up into Torey Krug's head and avoided a penalty. Alex Steen went straight to the penalty box when he lit up David Krejci in the neutral...

Blues beat Bruins 3-2 in OT, tie Stanley Cup at game apiece

May. 30, 2019 12:34 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Blues defenseman Carl Gunnarsson bumped into coach Craig Berube in the bathroom before the start of overtime and told him: "I just need one more." "He hit the post in the third there, and he just felt good about himself, obviously. Which he should have," Berube said. "I liked hearing it."...

The Latest: Boston defensemen lead charge in Game 1

May. 27, 2019 11:04 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on the Stanley Cup Final (all times local): 11 p.m. Forty-nine years after Boston's Bobby Orr flew through the air following his Stanley Cup-clinching goal against St. Louis, Bruins defensemen Connor Clifton and Charlie McAvoy played a huge role in a Game 1 win over the Blues. Both...

Binnington sparkles again, Blues top Sharks to tie series

May. 18, 2019 2:03 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Jordan Binnington made save after save to pull off yet another playoff victory — and make some team history — for the Blues. The rookie goalie stopped 29 shots to set a franchise record with his 10th postseason win this year and St. Louis edged the San Jose Sharks 2-1 on...