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Tuukka Rask
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Evan Marinofsky
June 10, 2019 - 8:14 am
The last time Tuukka Rask found himself in a Game 6 down 3-2 in the Stanley Cup Final, things didn't go well. Back in 2013 against the Blackhawks, the Bruins were 1:17 from forcing a Game 7 back in Chicago. Then the Blackhawks tied the game and eventually took the lead all in the span of 17 seconds...
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Karson Kuhlman, Zdeno Chara
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Evan Marinofsky
June 10, 2019 - 7:48 am
Another game, another Bruce Cassidy move paying immediate dividends. When the move was announced Sunday morning, there were questions about Cassidy choosing to go with rookie Karson Kuhlman over veteran David Backes. In what's become typical fashion around here, Cassidy was proven right as Kuhlman...
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WEEI
June 09, 2019 - 11:55 pm
There will be a Game 7 Wednesday night at TD Garden. The Bruins took a 1-0 lead into the third period of Game 6 in St. Louis thanks to a stellar effort from Tuukka Rask, then ran away from the Blues in the third and won 5-1. It was the second time this postseason that the Bruins won a Game 6 on the...
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Brandon Carlo
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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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Zdeno Chara Boston Bruins
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Matt Kalman
June 08, 2019 - 6:29 pm
Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy said that defenseman Matt Grzelcyk, who hasn’t played since sustaining a concussion in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final, hasn’t been cleared by doctors to play yet. So that’s why Grzelcyk practiced in a red sweater again Saturday in St. Louis, the day before the Bruins...
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Noel Acciari Boston Bruins
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Evan Marinofsky
June 07, 2019 - 8:53 pm
The story of the Bruins' 2-1 loss in Game 5 was the missed tripping call on Tyler Bozak that led to David Perron's eventual game-winning goal. Noel Acciari was blatantly brought down from behind right in front of referee Kelly Sutherland and there was no penalty on the play. Bruce Cassidy let the...
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USA Today Sports
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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Ryan O'Reilly
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Gabby Guerard
June 07, 2019 - 4:03 pm
After the Blues took a series lead 3-2 against the Bruins Thursday night in Boston, the ticket prices for Game 6 in St. Louis immediately jumped. According to TicketIQ , Game 6 will be the most expensive Stanley Cup game to date. The cheapest ticket is listed at $2,019, and the average ticket price...
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USA Today Sports
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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Craig Berube St. Louis Blues
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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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