Blues’ Sundqvist faces possible suspension in Cup Final

Hockey 05/30/19, 11:23

Blues forward Oskar Sundqvist is facing a potential suspension in the Stanley Cup Final after delivering a blow to the head of Bruins defenseman Matt Grzelcyk.Sundqvist had a hearing with the NHL's department of player safety on Thursday after the team arrives in St. Louis.Sundqvist was assessed only a two-minute ...

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

Hockey 05/30/19, 01:53

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 ...

Bruins lamenting missed opportunity in humbling 3-2 loss

Sports 05/30/19, 00:10

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 ...

Hate builds up between Blues, Bruins in Stanley Cup Final

Sports 05/29/19, 22:31

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.Connor Clifton bloodied the Blues' Tyler Bozak with a high stick, Oskar Sundqvist knocked ...

Update: Belichick the flag bearer for Game 2 in Boston

Football 05/29/19, 19:03

The Latest from Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final between the St. Louis Blues and the Boston Bruins (all times Eastern):8 p.m.New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick is the surprise pregame flag bearer prior to Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final.Fans arrive for Game 2 of the NHL ...

Blues’ Robert Thomas out for Game 2 of Stanley Cup Final

Hockey 05/29/19, 14:21

The St. Louis Blues will be without injured forward Robert Thomas in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final against the Boston Bruins.Thomas has been dealing with an undisclosed injury and not participating in most practices and morning skates. Coach Craig Berube says Thomas has been banged up and his ...

Big or small, Bruins defense making it happen in playoffs

Sports 05/29/19, 02:28

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 Krug ...

Indians rally for five in 9th, beat Red Sox 7-5

Hockey 05/28/19, 23:40

Roberto Perez and Greg Allen homered for Cleveland during a five-run ninth inning as the Indians rallied to beat the Boston Red Sox 7-5 on Tuesday night.Jordan Luplow added a two-run double after Cleveland tied it and and Brad Hand survived a bit of a shaky ninth for his 14th ...

Unflappable Finn Rask the key to Bruins’ Stanley Cup success

Hockey 05/28/19, 17:40

Tuukka Rask first caught coach Bruce Cassidy's attention as a hot-headed minor leaguer who was throwing milk crates onto the ice when things didn't go his way.These days, the Bruins goalie is much more likely to shrug off a mistake than break his stick over a crossbar."I just think he's ...

Blues must try to slow down Bruins in Stanley Cup Final

Sports 05/28/19, 16:47

Jake DeBrusk got a step on Robert Bortuzzo and he was off to the races.Despite missing the net on the breakaway, the message was already sent.Two minutes into the Stanley Cup Final, the Boston Bruins flashed the speed and skill that got them to this point and exploited it to ...

Edmonton Oilers hire Dave Tippett as head coach

Hockey 05/28/19, 15:24

The Edmonton Oilers hired NHL veteran Dave Tippett as their next head coach Tuesday, the first big move for new general manager Ken Holland.Tippett, who had been working as a senior adviser to Seattle's new NHL team since June 2018, becomes the Oilers' ninth coach in the past 11 years. ...

Krug’s old-school helmetless shift may be among NHL’s last

Sports 05/28/19, 00:58

Torey Krug worried afterward that his pregnant wife would not really like him flying down the ice and delivering a bone-crushing hit without a helmet on.There wasn't anything he could do about it now.Krug provided a signature moment of the Boston Bruins' 4-2 victory against the St. Louis Blues in ...

Lack of discipline catches up with Blues in 4-2 Game 1 loss

Sports 05/27/19, 22:46

The Blues spent most of the past week saying how they couldn't afford to allow the Bruins to pile up power-play opportunities in the Stanley Cup Final.That plan — and St. Louis' defensive discipline — slowly fell apart in their 4-2 loss in Game 1 on Monday night.With the physicality ...

Bruins-Blues Stanley Cup chess match just getting started

Sports 05/27/19, 22:17

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 ...

Kuraly, Bruins rally, beat Blues 4-2 in Stanley Cup opener

Sports 05/27/19, 22:14

Sean Kuraly scored to break a third-period tie and assisted on another goal to help the Boston Bruins rally from a two-goal deficit and beat the St. Louis Blues 4-2 on Monday night in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final.Tuukka Rask stopped 18 shots for Boston, which fell behind ...

Update: Boston defensemen lead charge in Game 1

Sports 05/27/19, 22:03

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 scored in the ...

Bettman says NHL will consider expanding video review

Sports 05/27/19, 21:00

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman said Monday the league will consider expanded video review after some high-profile missed calls during the playoffs.During his annual speech prior to Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final, Bettman said general managers will discuss potential expansion of video review next month. He didn't even wait ...

Capitals investigating Kuznetsov video showing white powder

Sports 05/27/19, 20:31

The Washington Capitals said Monday they have confirmed star Evgeny Kuznetsov is shown in a now-deleted video on social media that appears to show him in a hotel room with lines of white powder on a table in front of him.In a statement sent to The Associated Press by spokesman ...

After Pérez’s shoe delay, León and Boston sock it to Indians

Sports 05/27/19, 20:12

Cleveland reliever Oliver Pérez broke a spike loose on his shoe, and three batters later, the Boston Red Sox broke the game open.Sandy León hit a three-run homer off Pérez after he caused an odd stoppage asking for new footwear, J.D. Martinez homered twice and the Red Sox beat the ...

Famed Boston maestro’s statue sports giant Bruins helmet

Sports 05/27/19, 14:48

Count the late conductor Arthur Fiedler among the Boston Bruins' fans as they skate into the Stanley Cup Final.The nonprofit Esplanade Association has installed a giant Bruins helmet atop a statue of the beloved conductor of the Boston Pops Orchestra, just in time for Game 1 against the St. Louis ...

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