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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 …


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, 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’ …


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, 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.


UPDATED: Sun., June 2, 2019, 7:30 p.m.

Poetry on ice: Bruins’ potent power play is key to Cup Final

Patrice Bergeron wins the faceoff and Jake DeBrusk retrieves the puck for Torey Krug, who waits just long enough for Bergeron to set up and shoots it at his stick …


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, …


Bruins hoping to win Stanley Cup, join Boston’s title parade

The Boston Bruins have watched the Red Sox win two World Series since their last Stanley Cup title. The Patriots have won the Super Bowl three times since Zdeno Chara …


Magical playoff ride ends in more disappointment for Sharks

The San Jose Sharks had all the ingredients in place for an elusive first championship once star defenseman Erik Karlsson arrived in September. Two thrilling Game 7 wins made it …


Bruins, Blues meet in Stanley Cup Final 49 years in making

The Bruins and Blues will meet in the Stanley Cup Final, a rematch of the 1970 series that ended with Bobby Orr’s famous goal and leaping celebration. Boston has been …


UPDATED: Tue., May 21, 2019, 9:10 p.m.

Blues beat Sharks, march on to Stanley Cup Final

David Perron had a goal and an assist, Jordan Binnington picked up his franchise-record 12th playoff win and the Blues beat the San Jose Sharks 5-1 to advance to the …


UPDATED: Tue., May 21, 2019, 8:07 p.m.

Bruins will scrimmage to stay sharp for Stanley Cup Final

The Boston Bruins will hold a public intrasquad scrimmage on Thursday night to stay sharp during their 10-day wait for the Stanley Cup Final to start. Coach Bruce Cassidy says …


UPDATED: Sun., May 19, 2019, 11:49 p.m.

Blues move to brink of Cup final with 5-0 win over Sharks

Jaden Schwartz scores three times to help St. Louis beat the San Jose Sharks 5-0 in Game 5 of the Western Conference final, moving the Blues to the brink of …


Jordan Binnington sparkles again, Blues top Sharks to tie series

Jordan Binnington made 29 saves to set a franchise record with his 10th playoff win this postseason and the St. Louis Blues edged the San Jose Sharks 2-1 to even …


Sweep gives surging Bruins a break before Stanley Cup Final

The Boston Bruins have earned a break before their biggest series in a few years. The Bruins have a few extra days to heal up before making their third Stanley …


UPDATED: Thu., May 16, 2019, 8:53 p.m.

Bruins sweep Hurricanes to reach Stanley Cup Final

Tuukka Rask posted his seventh career playoff shutout, and the Boston Bruins swept the Carolina Hurricanes out of the Eastern Conference final, winning 4-0 to reach their third Stanley Cup …


NHL Faceoff: Serendipitous Sharks shrug off controversy up 2-1 vs Blues

The San Jose Sharks have had their fair share of puck luck during their playoff run. The latest example came on Erik Karlsson’s game-winning goal in overtime that gave San …


UPDATED: Wed., May 15, 2019, 8:36 p.m.

Erik Karlsson, Sharks beat Blues 5-4 after controversial no-call

Erik Karlsson scored 5:23 into overtime after the officials missed a hand pass by Timo Meier, and the San Jose Sharks rallied to beat the St. Louis Blues 5-4 to …