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It’s The St. Louis Blues Against The Boston Bruins

NEW YORK (May 21, 2019) – The National Hockey League today confirmed the schedule for the 2019 Stanley Cup Final, which will match the Western Conference champion St. Louis Blues against the Eastern Conference champion Boston Bruins, with Game 1 scheduled for Monday, May 27, in Boston.

Based on their higher regular-season point total, the Bruins will host Games 1 and 2 of the best-of-seven Stanley Cup Final, as well as Games 5 and 7, if necessary.

The Blues will host Games 3 and 4, as well as Game 6, if necessary.

In the U.S., NBC will broadcast Games 1 and 4, and, if necessary, Games 5-7. NBCSN will televise Games 2 and 3.

In Canada, Sportsnet, CBC and TVA Sports will broadcast the entire series.

All games also will be carried by NBC Sports Radio/Westwood One and SiriusXM Radio. NHL Network will air live programming on-site in Boston and St. Louis, and NHL.com will continue to provide extensive digital coverage.

Media Day in advance of the Stanley Cup Final will take place on Sunday, May 26, at TD Garden, with comprehensive live coverage featured on NHL Network throughout the day. A full schedule of events forStanley Cup Final Media Day will be released at a later date.

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Videos- The St. Louis Blues Are Back In The Stanley Cup Final After 49 Years

The Blues defeated the San Jose Sharks 5-1 tonight to win the series 4-2.

Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final against the Boston Bruins is Monday, May 27th in Boston.  Puck drop is sometime after 8:00pm ET.

Below is a special video and tonight's goals. 

added 10:51pm, Handshakes below.

added 11:15pm, Game highlights below.

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Open Post- Game 6 Of The Western Conference Final

A win by the St. Louis Blues puts them into the Stanley Cup Final against the Boston Bruins.

The Blues in the early expansion years had three Stanley Cup Final appearances (coached by Scotty Bowman) in 1968, 1969 and 1970 and have not been back.  They have played 12 games in the SCF and have yet to win a game.

The San Jose Sharks need a win (E. Karlsson & Hertl are out tonight, Pavelski a game time decision) to force a game 7 in San Jose on Thursday.  The Sharks are 4-0 in elimination games this post-season.

No matter how the game plays out tonight, game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final will be on Monday, May 27th in Boston.


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A Changed Team

from Frank Seravalli of TSN,

Two tough guys who wore glorious mullets when they first met in Philadelphia in 1986 gathered for a beer in Arizona after their teams clashed last December.

Rick Tocchet’s Arizona Coyotes just thumped Craig Berube’s St. Louis Blues by a 6-1 margin, sinking them back into 31st place in the NHL. Berube was two weeks into the job as the Blues’ interim coach, a tag that still hasn’t officially been removed.

“He looked at me and he said, ‘I need to do two things: change some stuff defensively and get them to believe,’” Tocchet recalled on Tuesday. “He said this team was good, but they had to believe. I believed him. He wasn’t down at all – and we had just pounded them. I think they hit rock bottom at that moment. That was their turning point.”

One of the first things Berube did when the Blues got home was take down the standings board in their dressing room at Enterprise Center.


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Will The San Jose Sharks Win The Next Two Game?

from ESPN,

Will the Sharks come back and win the series?

Greg Wyshynski, senior NHL writer: I'm about 80 percent on the St. Louis Blues closing out the series in six games, and about 20 percent on the Sharks rallying to win it. That 20 percent is based less on logic than it is based on the fact that ... look, I've covered San Jose for three rounds. I've seen stuff you wouldn't believe. A rally from down three games to one. A phantom major penalty in a Game 7 and their power play scoring four times during the ensuing man advantage. An obscurely enforced offside play caught by a coach's challenge, taking away a goal in another Game 7. A blatant hand pass in an overtime before a game-winning goal in this series....

Chris Peters, NHL draft and prospects writer: There is only one way the Sharks can get back into this series, and that is Martin Jones playing out of his mind. As the Sharks' offense stagnates, it's almost entirely on Jones to at least give them a chance. However, if that's San Jose's hope, the odds don't seem to be in their favor. Jones has given up three or more goals in four of the five games so far this series, and hasn't had a level of consistency this season that gives one faith he'll find it now. Jones has a .902 save percentage in these playoffs, by far the lowest mark of his career, and a minus-8.51 goals saved above average. Even with those numbers, he's still a goalie who is capable of flashes of brilliance, and we've seen that at times this postseason....

more from the two above plus others with their answer...

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The San Jose Sharks Want A Game 7

from Curtis Pashelka of the Mercury News,

The Clarence Campbell Bowl will be inside Enterprise Center on Tuesday when the Sharks face the St. Louis Blues with their season on the line in Game 6 of the Western Conference Final.

The last time the Sharks saw the trophy after a game, they were standing on the ice at SAP Center in 2016, posing for a photo with NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly after dispatching of the Blues in six games to advance to their first Stanley Cup Final.

Considering the list of players that may not be able to dress Tuesday night — and the momentum the Blues have captured with two straight wins to take a 3-2 series lead — keeping the bowl out of public view for at least another game will likely take the Sharks’ best effort of the playoffs so far.

Even then, there’s no guarantee of a Game 7 on Thursday back in San Jose.

“We’ve been in this situation before. It’s not done yet,” said Sharks winger Joonas Donskoi, who was feeling better Monday after he was knocked out of Game 5 for a brief time. “It’s one game at a time and we focus on tomorrow’s game just like we always do. We are looking forward to bringing it back to Game 7.”


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No More Luck For The San Jose Sharks

from Ben Frederickson of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch,

The Sharks’ list of luck includes a five-minute major penalty in the first round that should not have punished Las Vegas so severely. Joe Pavelski, the player injured by the hit, said so himself. The power play that followed defined that series. Then came the successful offside challenge that nixed Colorado’s game-tying goal in Game 7 of the second round, a reversal that still has Avalanche fans studying film beneath tinfoil hats. Both took a backseat to the blatant Timo Meier hand pass officials missed on the Sharks’ game-winning overtime goal against the Blues in Game 3.

If that’s not a tailwind of good luck, what is?

“It irks me when you use words like that,” DeBoer told a reporter who dared to use the L-word after the Sharks won Game 3.

DeBoer could have simply said all champions catch some breaks along the way. Instead he revealed an exposed nerve. More have been popping up ever since.

While it would be fun to suggest the Sharks’ denial of their gifts resulted in luck’s rejection, that would eliminate the Blues’ role in this reversal.

The Sharks didn’t lose their luck.

The Blues have simply smothered it. With a smile.


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Fan Puts $400 On The Blues In January, Could Win $100K

from Darren Rovell of the Action Network,

In January, Scott Berry found himself in Las Vegas on a business trip, pressed for time.

He usually plays the table games for a couple hundred bucks before making a bet on one of his sports teams, but he was so overworked that he felt like he could only make one bet.

So he headed over to the sportsbook at the Paris Las Vegas Hotel. A big sports fan, but not a big bettor, Berry looked up at the board. His St. Louis Blues were 250-1 ($1 wins $250) to win the Stanley Cup.

The Blues, who have never won the Stanley Cup and are tied with the Maple Leafs for the longest championship drought in the NHL at 51 years, were not good at the time and were famously in last place in the entire NHL on Jan. 2. Still, 250-1 seemed a bit high, so Berry waltzed over to the nearby Bellagio to check the price on the Blues.

They were 150-to-1.

“So I sprinted back to the Paris and put down everything I had planned on spending on gambling — $400,” Berry said. “To win $100,000 sounded really good.”


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Before Tuesday’s Game 6 Between The Blues And Sharks

from Shawn P. Roarke of NHL.com,

The St. Louis Blues are on the verge of something that has been dreamed about in this city for nearly 50 years, but the players who can make it happen say they aren't dreaming about it at all.

That, they say, will be the key to prospering in Game 6 of the Western Conference Final against the San Jose Sharks at Enterprise Center on Tuesday (8 p.m. ET, NBCSN, CBC, TVAS).

Win, and the Blues play the Boston Bruins beginning May 27 in their first Stanley Cup Final since losing to the Bruins in 1970. Lose, and there will be a Game 7 at SAP Center on Thursday....

The Sharks are 4-0 in elimination games during the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs. The Blues, who have never won the Cup, are 2-0 in games when they can advance. They defeated the Winnipeg Jets 3-2 in Game 6 of the first round and eliminated the Dallas Stars 2-1 in the second overtime of Game 7 in the second round.

"This is a group that treats every game the same way," St. Louis captain Alex Pietrangelo said Monday. "We have done that pretty much for the whole second half of the season leading up to this point. That's why we have been such a resilient group."

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Nicholas J. Cotsonika of NHL.com on the Sharks,

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Videos- One More Win By The St. Louis Blues And They Will Be Facing The Boston Bruins In The SCF

With a 5-0 win over the San Jose Sharks today, the St. Louis Blues can now wrap up the series on Tuesday night in St. Louis.

If not, game 7 is Thursday night in San Jose.

The Blues dominated the game today, San Jose will have a tough battle on Tuesday.

Watch the goals from today's game below.

added 6:47pm, Full game highlights below.

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