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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...

Blues wearing down Bruins in Cup Final battle of attrition

Jun. 5, 2019 6:38 PM EDT

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 of...

Blues beat Bruins to knot Stanley Cup Final at 2-all

Jun. 4, 2019 12:01 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Just when the St. Louis Blues had the Boston Bruins on their heels and chasing the game, they gave up a goal and the roar went right out of the building. The Blues could have let the talented Bruins seize the moment, let things get away from them on home ice. Again. They didn't. The team...

Plugging holes: Bruins' Moore ready to step in for Grzelcyk

May. 31, 2019 5:17 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — John Moore is ready for his closeup and the chance to make an impact in the Stanley Cup Final. Moore is expected to replace injured defenseman Matt Grzelcyk in the Boston Bruins' lineup for Game 3 at the St. Louis Blues on Saturday night. Grzelcyk is in concussion protocol and didn't...

Bounce-back Binnington out to beat Bruins who took him in

May. 30, 2019 2:54 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The resolve Jordan Binnington is showing in the playoffs was forged in Bruins black and gold. Now it's being used to try to beat the organization that took him in. Binnington bounced back from a rough start to the Stanley Cup Final to make 21 saves in the St. Louis Blues' Game 2 overtime...

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'...

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: Bruins' Grzelcyk taken to hospital after hit

May. 29, 2019 11:46 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Latest from Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final between the St. Louis Blues and the Boston Bruins (all times Eastern): 11:35 p.m. Boston Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy says defenseman Matt Grzelcyk was taken to a hospital after taking a hit to the head late in the first period of their Game 2...

Big or small, Bruins defense making it happen in playoffs

May. 29, 2019 3:29 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Bruins are a case study in extremes on the blue line. There are some prototypical bruisers: At 6-foot-9 and 250 pounds, 42-year-old Zdeno Chara anchors Boston's first pairing and the 6-foot-5 Brandon Carlo is on the second line. The rest of the defense? Take it down a notch: Torey...