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Boston Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara (33), of Slovakia, is helped off the ice after getting hit in the face with the puck during the second period of Game 4 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final against the St. Louis Blues Monday, June 3, 2019, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
June 05, 2019 - 6:37 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Twice the Boston Bruins have been forced to finish a Stanley Cup Final game down a defenseman. The St. Louis Blues won each time. That's not a coincidence. Wearing out opponents and winning the war of attrition has been an ingredient of the Blues' playoff success. They took advantage...
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St. Louis Blues center Ryan O'Reilly (90) celebrates with David Perron (57) after O'Reilly scored his second goal of the game during the third period of Game 4 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final against the Boston Bruins Monday, June 3, 2019, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Scott Kane)
June 04, 2019 - 11:45 am
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Just when the St. Louis Blues had the Boston Bruins on their heels and chasing the game, they gave up a goal and the roar went right out of the building. The Blues could have let the talented Bruins seize the moment, let things get away from them on home ice. Again. They didn't...
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The puck hits the goal post and bounces away from the net as St. Louis Blues center Ryan O'Reilly (90) closes in and Boston Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask (40), of Finland, and David Pastrnak (88), of the Czech Republic, defend during the second period in Game 4 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final Monday, June 3, 2019, in St. Louis. (Bruce Bennett/Pool via AP)
June 04, 2019 - 12:30 am
ST. LOUIS (AP) — It usually takes a lucky bounce here and there to win the Stanley Cup. Game 4 of the final between the Bruins and the Blues had a whole lot of bounces — and not a lot of luck for goaltenders Tuukka Rask and Jordan Binnington. Whether it was nerves, fatigue or simply traffic in...
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The puck hits the goal post and bounces away from the net as St. Louis Blues center Ryan O'Reilly (90) closes in and Boston Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask (40), of Finland, and David Pastrnak (88), of the Czech Republic, defend during the second period in Game 4 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final Monday, June 3, 2019, in St. Louis. (Bruce Bennett/Pool via AP)
June 03, 2019 - 10:41 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Latest on Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final between Boston and St. Louis (all times local): 9: 40 p.m. The St. Louis Blues have taken a 3-2 lead over the Boston Bruins with 9:22 left in the third period of Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final. Ryan O'Reilly scored his second goal of...
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FILE - In this June 1, 2019, file photo, Boston Bruins defenseman Torey Krug celebrates a teammate's goal against the St. Louis Blues during the first period of Game 3 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals, in St. Louis. 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 for a textbook deflection goal. This is the Boston Bruins’ masterful power play at its nearly unstoppable best. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)
June 02, 2019 - 5:55 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — 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 for a textbook deflection goal. This is the Boston Bruins' masterful power play at its nearly unstoppable best. When...
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A St. Louis Blues fan looks at the scoreboard during the first period of Game 3 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final between the Blues and the Boston Bruins Saturday, June 1, 2019, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
June 02, 2019 - 12:27 am
ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis was ready to celebrate its first Stanley Cup Final game on home ice in 49 years. The Blues didn't cooperate. The Blues were the worst team in the NHL for the first part of the season and they looked very much like that team Saturday night in a 7-2 loss that left them...
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Boston Bruins center Charlie Coyle (13) scores a goal against St. Louis Blues goaltender Jordan Binnington (50) during the first period of Game 3 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final Saturday, June 1, 2019, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
June 02, 2019 - 12:06 am
ST. LOUIS (AP) — David Pastrnak flashed a wry smile, brimming with confidence. No even-strength points through the first two games of the Stanley Cup Final for the first line put plenty of pressure on Boston's best players to produce. Pastrnak shrugged it off, saying on scale of 1 to 10 they felt...
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A St. Louis Blues fan looks at the scoreboard during the first period of Game 3 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final between the Blues and the Boston Bruins Saturday, June 1, 2019, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
June 01, 2019 - 10:31 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Latest on Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final (all times local): 9:25 p.m. There was some star power in the arena for Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final in St. Louis. "Mad Men" actor Jon Hamm, "The Office" actress Jenna Fischer, ex-St. Louis Rams players Isaac Bruce and Chris Long,...
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May 31, 2019 - 3:11 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Two-time All-Star winger Vladimir Tarasenko is expected to play for the St. Louis Blues in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final after missing practice Friday. Coach Craig Berube on confirmed Tarasenko will play Saturday night against the Boston Bruins in the first home Cup Final game in...
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NBA Commissioner Adam Silver holds a news conference before Game 1 of basketball’s NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and the Toronto Raptors, Thursday, May 30, 2019, in Toronto. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
May 30, 2019 - 9:33 pm
TORONTO (AP) — The NBA is closely monitoring the ongoing trade dispute and tariff rift between the U.S. and China, though the league is not yet worried that it will interfere with any business happening with the world's most populous nation. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver even went as far Thursday...
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