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Hometown hero Patrick Maroon celebrates Stanley Cup family style

Patrick Maroon will be hailed as a hometown hero in St. Louis for signing with the Blues and helping them win their first championship. What is most important to him …

UPDATED: Fri., June 14, 2019, 2 p.m.

Zdeno Chara played with plates, wires, screws to fix broken jaw

Boston Bruins captain Zdeno Chara says he broke his jaw in multiple places and played the last three games of the Stanley Cup Final with “two plates, some wires and …

UPDATED: Fri., June 14, 2019, 11:33 a.m.

Islanders, winger Jordan Eberle agree to $27.5M, 5-year deal

The New York Islanders and winger Jordan Eberle have agreed to a five-year, $27.5 million contract. Eberle counts $5.5 million against the salary cap through the 2023-24 season. Since joining …

Year of parades ends in Boston with Bruins’ Stanley Cup loss

After back-to-back wins by the Red Sox and the Patriots, the never-satisfied fans in Boston coveted a chance to sweep the major sports prizes. But the Celtics didn’t cooperate, and …

Jay Bouwmeester and Blues’ greybeards finally lift Stanley Cup

Jay Bouwmeester put 764 games on his resume before finally his first taste of the playoffs. It was a record for active players when he finally got the opportunity in …

Heartache turns to triumph for St. Louis sports fans

At age 100, Marge Kirchhoefer is among the oldest St. Louis Blues fans. Now that they are Stanley Cup champions, she knows exactly how she will celebrate. She plans to …

Blues’ Jordan Binnington goes from castoff to Stanley Cup champion

Blues goaltender Jordan Binnington has been so good he might never have to pay for another meal in St. Louis. He was drafted in the third round, shuffled to the …

UPDATED: Thu., June 13, 2019, 10:47 a.m.

Season of comeback? Blues lock down games to win Cup

The Boston Bruins found out what San Jose Sharks, Dallas Stars and Winnipeg Jets learned the hard way. Don’t let the St. Louis Blues take a lead.

UPDATED: Wed., June 12, 2019, 9:29 p.m.

Bruins fall apart and give up early goals in Game 7 loss

The Boston Bruins will look back on three minutes all summer. The Bruins got off to a fast start in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final against St. Louis. …

UPDATED: Wed., June 12, 2019, 9:27 p.m.

To grandma with love: Ryan O’Reilly hopes to take Stanley Cup to big fan

Ryan O’Reilly wanted to take the Stanley Cup to his 99-year-old grandmother who often emails him congratulatory messages. He could now get that chance after leading the Blues to their …

UPDATED: Wed., June 12, 2019, 9:36 p.m.

Arch Madness: St. Louis Blues win 1st Stanley Cup, beating Boston Bruins 4-1

Rookie Jordan Binnington stopped 32 shots to lead St. Louis to a 4-1 victory over the Boston Bruins in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final and their first NHL …

Zdeno Chara all action, little talk in Stanley Cup pursuit

Bruins captain Zdeno Chara has a chance to skate off with the Stanley Cup for the second time on Wednesday night, when Boston plays the St. Louis Blues in Game …

Road warrior Blues unfazed by Stanley Cup Final Game 7 in Boston

From January to March, the St. Louis Blues didn’t play more than one consecutive home game at a time. It was a lot like a 70-day road trip.

UPDATED: Sat., June 8, 2019, 8:44 p.m.

Former Chief Derek Ryan hopes for Stanley Cup chance after long journey to NHL

NHL players accept the opportunity to play at the Ice Hockey World Championships for any number of reasons, but for Derek Ryan there was one big one: April is no …

UPDATED: Sat., June 8, 2019, 7:15 p.m.

Bruins-Blues Cup Final Game 6 could hinge on officiating

The St. Louis Blues and Boston Bruins are so tight that Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final, like so many before in the playoffs, is absolutely in danger of …

Lineup shuffling benefits Blues in Stanley Cup Final

Due to suspensions and injuries, the St. Louis Blues will have their sixth different lineup combination in six games during the Stanley Cup Final. Instead of interrupting continuity, the Blues’ …

UPDATED: Thu., June 6, 2019, 10 p.m.

Jordan Binnington, Blues beat Bruins 2-1, lead Stanley Cup final 3-2

Jordan Binnington stopped 39 shots, and Ryan O’Reilly and David Perron scored for St. Louis to give the Blues a 2-1 victory over the Boston Bruins and a 3-2 lead …

Bruins anthem singer may be Boston Garden’s busiest worker

Todd Angilly’s work isn’t done after he sings the national anthem before the Stanley Cup Final games in Boston. The 40-year-old singer then hustles up to a suite-level bar to …

UPDATED: Wed., June 5, 2019, 2:40 p.m.

Sharks defenseman Erik Karlsson undergoes groin surgery

San Jose Sharks defenseman Erik Karlsson has undergone groin surgery before becoming eligible for free agency this summer. The Sharks said Karlsson had the operation last week and has already …

UPDATED: Wed., June 5, 2019, 3:38 p.m.

Blues wearing down Bruins in Cup Final battle of attrition

The potential absence of Boston captain Zdeno Chara could be the tipping point in a bruising battle between the Bruins and Blues in the Stanley Cup Final.

Jeff Skinner’s contract overshadows new Sabres coach’s arrival

Newly hired Sabres coach Ralph Krueger arrives in Buffalo expressing confidence the team will re-sign leading scorer Jeff Skinner. Krueger expressed optimism a deal will be reached before Skinner is …

Doc is in: NBC’s Mike Emrick not slowing down in his dream job

Mike Emrick, known as “Doc” because he has a doctorate in broadcasting, is working the 21st Stanley Cup Final of his illustrious career.

UPDATED: Tue., June 4, 2019, 9:47 p.m.

With Zdeno Chara hurt, Bruins need help on defense in Stanley Cup Game 5

Boston Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy is looking for help on defense with the possibility Zdeno Chara won’t be back for the next game of the Stanley Cup Final against St. …

UPDATED: Tue., June 4, 2019, 9:53 p.m.

Coach Dan Lambert leaves Spokane Chiefs to be an assistant with NHL’s Nashville Predators

Spokane Chiefs coach Dan Lambert has been hired as an assistant coach with the Nashville Predators, the NHL team announced Tuesday. Lambert coached two seasons with the Chiefs, leading the …

UPDATED: Sat., June 1, 2019, 10:05 p.m.

Bruins rout Blues 7-2, take 2-1 lead in Stanley Cup Final

Defenseman Torey Krug scored a goal and had three assists and first-line center Patrice Bergeron had a goal and two assists for Boston, David Pastrnak scored his first goal of …

UPDATED: Fri., May 31, 2019, 8:23 p.m.

Bruins’ John Moore ready to step in for injured Matt Grzelcyk in Game 3 of Stanley Cup Final

John Moore is ready for his closeup and the chance to make an impact in the Stanley Cup Final.

UPDATED: Wed., May 29, 2019, 9:34 p.m.

Blues beat Bruins 3-2 in OT, tie Stanley Cup at game apiece

Carl Gunnarsson scored on a delayed penalty 3:51 into overtime, Jordan Binnington made 21 saves and the St. Louis Blues beat the Boston Bruins 3-2 to tie the Stanley Cup …

Big or small, Bruins defense making it happen in playoffs

The defense for the Boston Bruins is a matter of extremes: Two players are listed at 5-foot-9 and two more at 5-11. Then there is Zdeno Chara, who is 6-foot-9, …

UPDATED: Tue., May 28, 2019, 8:17 p.m.

Unflappable Finn Tuukka Rask guides Bruins’ Stanley Cup success

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.

UPDATED: Tue., May 28, 2019, 2:19 p.m.

Edmonton Oilers hire Dave Tippett as head coach

The Edmonton Oilers have hired NHL veteran Dave Tippett as their next head coach. It is the first big move for new general manager Ken Holland. Tippett had been working …