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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Update: Bruins’ Cassidy says Marchand will play Game 1

Hockey 05/26/19, 11:04

The Latest on media day at the Stanley Cup Final (all times Eastern):11:55 a.m.Boston Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy says Brad Marchand took a maintenance day off from practice and is good to go for Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final on Monday against the St. Louis Blues.Marchand did not ...

Marchand misses Bruins’ last practice before Cup Final

Sports 05/26/19, 10:36

Brad Marchand was not on the ice for the Boston Bruins' last full practice before the Stanley Cup Final against the St. Louis Blues.Marchand injured his left hand in the team's intrasquad scrimmage Thursday but practiced Saturday. Karson Kuhlman skated in Marchand's place on the Bruins' top line with Patrice ...

On the rebound: coaches Cassidy, Berube in Stanley Cup Final

Hockey 05/25/19, 12:08

Bruce Cassidy has come a long way from writing his first NHL practice plan on a napkin.Craig Berube hasn't changed a bit from the moment he was fired from his first NHL head coaching job.Two roads diverged in a crazy world of hockey and brought them to this Stanley Cup ...

After half-century of frustration, Blues can exorcise demons

Sports 05/25/19, 10:24

Stanley Jackson and buddy Steven Crow can be excused if they tend to watch their beloved St. Louis Blues with their hands over their eyes, just waiting for the next thing to go wrong.So when the Blues beat the San Jose Sharks in Game 7 to earn their first berth ...

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