Stanley Cup Final: Boston Bruins favored over St. Louis Blues


90 years back in 1929, the Boston Bruins won their first ever Stanley Cup against the New York Rangers in the old Madison Square Garden, with Bill Carson scoring late in the third period to win the Stanley Cup for Boston.

The worst team in the entire National Hockey League a few days into the new year completed an astounding turnaround Tuesday as the St. Louis Blues advanced to the Stanley Cup Final for the first time since 1970.

"We were trying to get on the right track", Berube said. "We always battled back". We showed up in tough circumstances and got efforts from everybody. "They turned it around and just haven't stopping going". The Sharks could not get the puck out of their zone, they continually dodged Blues fore-checkers and surely could not handle the back-checkers. "We are missing Karlsson, Hertl and Pavelski is game time decision". Joe Pavelski traveled with the Sharks but wasn't close to playing, according to Peter DeBoer. Things looked pretty dire for the Sharks heading into the first intermission, after Vladimir Tarasenko's power-play goal made it 2-0.

San Jose Sharks captain Joe Pavelski is said to be now indisposed and undergoing treatment for the injury he sustained at the last game. Tarasenko in particular broke out against the Sharks, collecting eight points in the series after being limited to five through the first two rounds, while the consistently snakebitten Schenn scored a massive goal in Tuesday's elimination contest, while Ryan O'Reilly chipped in with three assists. "It doesn't matter what the roster is". You want best-on-best in the playoffs.

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Berry said he's just an average St. Louis guy who plays hockey on Sundays for the Dilley Dilley's and would be more upset if the Blues didn't win the Cup than he would be losing $100,000. They play hard. They play tight. The injuries only got worse when his helmet violently crashed to the ice, leading to a bloody concussion in Game 7 against Vegas. Tyler Bozak and Ivan Barbashev iced the game with third-period goals.

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"Nervous it's going to be a rough game", said Ian Jacobs of San Jose. Pavelski turns 35 and heads into an uncertain summer of free agency following a 38-goal season.

"I've been watching the Sharks since I was a little kid", said Luciano Silva of San Jose.

And then there were two. He hurt his groin in January and was never the same.

Game 1 of the 2019 Stanley Cup Final takes place in Boston at 8 p.m. ET on Monday.

"No words, it's a heartbreaker", said Mikel Stevens of San Jose.

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