Stanley Cup Final

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Evan Marinofsky
June 09, 2019 - 11:13 pm
Tuukka Rask doesn't come up big in big games, they said. He can't steal games like Tim Thomas, they said. Well on Sunday night, he came up big in Game 6 and was the biggest reason the Bruins carried a 1-0 lead into the third before pulling away and winning 5-1 to force a Game 7 Wednesday night at...
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Gabby Guerard
June 07, 2019 - 7:30 pm
The NHL’s Department of Player Safety announced late on Friday that Blues forward Ivan Barbashev has been suspended one game for an illegal check to the head against Bruins forward Marcus Johansson in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final. St. Louis’ Ivan Barbashev has been suspended for one game for an...
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Alex Reimer
June 07, 2019 - 4:32 pm
The officials’ refusal to whistle the Blues for head hunting in Game 5 sends another message besides exposing NHL referees as susceptible to hypnosis from Craig Berube. It shows the league is indifferent to player safety, and frankly, isn’t even pretending otherwise. That was evident early in the...
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Alex Reimer
June 07, 2019 - 11:57 am
ESPN attempted Friday to talk about the Blues’ controversial Game 5 victory over the Bruins. The results were disastrous. The calamity of errors climaxed at Mike Greenberg’s “Get Up” anchor table, which looks like a cozy and conversational place where pundits are apparently free to spout inanity...
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Gabby Guerard
June 07, 2019 - 11:24 am
Blues coach Craig Berube believes the narrative hasn’t changed after he complained about the officiating following Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final, even though when a fired up Bruce Cassidy took the podium after Game 5 , that’s precisely what he said. “I sat here two days ago and I said I believe...
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Noel Acciari
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Andy Hart
June 07, 2019 - 10:27 am
Depending on what happens over the next two games of Stanley Cup Final action, Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy might just need to reach out to New Orleans Saints sideline boss Sean Payton to get some advice on dealing with an historically piss-poor non-call that derails a potential title run. It’s...
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Noel Acciari
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Alex Reimer
June 07, 2019 - 9:49 am
The NHL is whitewashing Stanley Cup Final history before our very eyes. The league’s official account, which routinely posts highlights after big plays, shared video of David Perron’s game-deciding third period goal. The only problem is, the video begins following Tyler Bozak’s obvious trip of Noel...
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Evan Marinofsky
June 07, 2019 - 7:35 am
How storylines change. Before two missed hits to the head, Jordan Binnington's flop and the Blues scoring the game-winner after Noel Acciari was tripped in front of an official, there was Zdeno Chara playing through a broken jaw. Many wondered if he'd even be back for the series with the odds...
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Scott McLaughlin
June 07, 2019 - 1:32 am
There are plenty of legitimate reasons for missed calls. Hockey is a fast game. The refs are not always going to be at the right angle to see an infraction. Penalties are judgment calls and no one judges correctly 100 percent of the time. But when the NHL's officials continue to miss big calls over...
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Bruce Cassidy
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Scott McLaughlin
June 07, 2019 - 12:02 am
Bruce Cassidy is not happy about what he called "egregious" officiating in the Bruins ' 2-1 Game 5 loss to the Blues, and for good reason. The refs missed a pair of head shots from Blues players , then missed a slew-foot by Tyler Bozak on Noel Acciari that helped set up the Blues' second goal of...
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