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FILE - In this April 11, 2019, file photo, Boston Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy gestures to his players during the third period of Game 1 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series against the Toronto Maple Leafs in Boston. Two roads diverged in a crazy world of hockey and brought them to this Stanley Cup Final. Cassidy has guided the Boston Bruins to this point a decade and a half after a disastrous tenure in Washington, and Berube took the St. Louis Blues from worst to their first final since 1970 several years after a short stint in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
May 25, 2019 - 1:08 pm
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 Final. Cassidy has guided...
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In this May 22, 2019 photo, longtime St. Louis Blues fans Stanley Jackson, left, and Steven Crow stand in front of the Enterprise Center in St. Louis, a day after the Blues defeated San Jose to earn a berth in the Stanley Cup Finals. The two friends, in their 50s, are life-long fans of the franchise that has never won a Stanley Cup. (AP Photo by Jim Salter)
May 25, 2019 - 11:24 am
ST. LOUIS (AP) — 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 in the Stanley Cup...
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FILE - In this Feb. 20, 2019, file photo, Boston Bruins' Brad Marchand, front, celebrates with teammates Zdenoa Chara, back left, and Patrice Bergeron after scoring against the Vegas Golden Knights during the third period of an NHL hockey game in Las Vegas. The three veterans who hoisted the Stanley Cup after winning it all in 2011 are among the core Bruins who will host the St. Louis Blues Monday, May 27, 2019, in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
May 25, 2019 - 2:56 am
BOSTON (AP) — When the Boston Bruins take the ice against the St. Louis Blues, they will do it with a core group of veterans who know what it's like to hoist the Stanley Cup — and have it slip from their fingers. Patrice Bergeron can still remember the instant euphoria and accompanying adoration...
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May 24, 2019 - 3:24 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Sports legends were in Boston to honor basketball great John Havlicek. Former Celtics and Bruins stars gathered at Trinity Church in Boston on Thursday for a memorial service. The Hall of Fame Celtics player died in April at the age of 79. The Boston Herald reports that Celtics greats...
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May 24, 2019 - 1:59 pm
"Old Town Road" is coming to the Stanley Cup Final. Lil Nas X will perform the top song in the world Monday in Boston as part of the pregame festivities before the series between the Bruins and St. Louis Blues gets underway. The NHL will announce later Friday Lil Nas X and country singer Chase Rice...
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FILE - In this Oct. 16, 2014, file photo, Los Angeles Kings defenseman Slava Voynov, of Russia, skates during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the St. Louis Blues in Los Angeles. An arbitrator has upheld Voynov’s one-season suspension by the NHL but is giving him credit for serving half of it in 2018-19. Commissioner Gary Bettman suspended the former Los Angeles Kings defenseman for the 2019-20 season and 2020 playoffs after it determined he committed acts of domestic violence. The NHL Players Association appealed the ruling. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)
May 23, 2019 - 6:48 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — An arbitrator upheld Slava Voynov's one-season NHL suspension Thursday but is giving him credit for serving half of it in 2018-19. Commissioner Gary Bettman suspended the former Los Angeles Kings defenseman for the upcoming season and the 2020 playoffs after determining he...
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FILE - In this March 21, 2019, file photo, Boston Bruins' David Backes celebrates after scoring against the New Jersey Devils during the third period of an NHL hockey game in Newark, N.J. Backes will face his former team when the Bruins host the St. Louis Blues Monday, May 27, in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
May 23, 2019 - 6:13 pm
BOSTON (AP) — David Backes waited his entire career to play for the Stanley Cup, and now he's going to have to do it against some of his best friends in hockey. The former St. Louis captain will face his old team with the NHL title on the line, starting Monday night when the Blues and Bruins open...
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FILE - In this May 26, 2000, file photo, Philadelphia Flyers Eric Lindros, third from right, is assisted after getting hit in the first period of Game 7 of their NHL hockey Eastern Conference finals against the New Jersey Devils in Philadelphia. Lindros could easily be the poster boy for concussions in the NHL given his experience. (AP Photo/Chris Gardner, File)
May 23, 2019 - 1:18 pm
Jason Dickinson was angry the moment he was pulled from a game to be checked for a concussion. On the receiving end of a hit that warranted a second look, the Dallas Stars forward later realized the precaution wasn't such a bad thing. "Today's game they're doing a lot, and they are focusing on...
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May 23, 2019 - 10:39 am
NBCSN will broadcast an interview with Lance Armstrong following Game 2 of the Stanley Cup finals. The network announced Thursday that the 30-minute special will start after the game on Wednesday night. Armstrong will discuss his career with Mike Tirico in "Lance Armstrong: Next Stage." The...
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FILE - In this March 10, 2019, file photo, Boston Bruins head coach Bruce Cassidy gives instructions during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Pittsburgh. Cassidy's Bruins will face the St. Louis Blues in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final on Monday, May 27, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
May 22, 2019 - 7:31 pm
BOSTON (AP) — It's been more than three months since the last championship parade in Boston, and the city is getting antsy. Sure, the Red Sox won the World Series last October. And the New England Patriots earned their sixth Super Bowl victory in February. But since then: Nothing. And Boston's...
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