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Bruins forged bond in China, raced to Stanley Cup Final

Jun. 12, 2019 10:49 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — If the Boston Bruins seemed like something of an afterthought at times this season, maybe it was understandable. They played in the Atlantic Division shadow of the Tampa Bay Lightning, who raced to the President's Trophy and were the No. 1 overall seed in the playoffs. Still, Boston kept...

Road warrior Blues unfazed by Cup Final Game 7 in Boston

Jun. 11, 2019 5:39 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — If the St. Louis Blues beat the Boston Bruins in Game 7, perhaps Steve Hatze Petros should get his name on the Stanley Cup. He is the NHL schedule-maker , making him the most responsible for a January-March stretch when the Blues didn't play more than one consecutive home game at a time. It...

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...

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...

Bruins ruin Blues homecoming with 7-2 thrashing in Game 3

Jun. 2, 2019 12:28 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis was ready to celebrate its first Stanley Cup Final game on home ice in 49 years. The Blues didn't cooperate. The Blues were the worst team in the NHL for the first part of the season and they looked very much like that team Saturday night in a 7-2 loss that left them trailing the...

Bruins lamenting missed opportunity in humbling 3-2 loss

May. 30, 2019 1:11 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Bruins' eight-game playoff win streak ended with a thud, marred by missed opportunities and continued futility from their best players. One of the hottest teams in the NHL over the past two rounds of the playoffs, Boston was beaten up during their 3-2 overtime loss to the Blues in Game 2...

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...

Bruins-Blues Stanley Cup chess match just getting started

May. 28, 2019 9:15 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Bruce Cassidy didn't mince words or hide behind the secrecy of playoff hockey. The Boston Bruins coach telegraphed the most important matchup of the Stanley Cup Final on the morning of Game 1. As long as he had the last change and the ability to dictate matchups, his top line of Brad...

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...