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BHN Daily Links: Boston To Face St. Louis In The Cup Final
The long layover for the Boston Bruins continues, but now the Bruins at least know their opponent for the Cup Final as the St. Louis Blues eliminated the San Jose Sharks on Tuesday night. St. Louis makes their first Cup Final appearance since 1970 and now will have to deal with their own mini layover as the Cup Final doesn’t start until Monday night.
Speaking of dealing with layovers, one of the more interesting tidbits of NHL news that came out yesterday was that the Boston Bruins decided to hold an intrasquad scrimmage on Thursday night at the TD Garden to help keep the rust from setting in on Boston’s skating legs. Jimmy Murphy has more for Boston Hockey Now.
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Jay Bouwmeester has played 1,252 games in the NHL. Memorial Day night will mark his first appearance in a Stanley Cup Final. Louie Korac has more on Bouwmeester on NHL.com.
How did the St. Louis Blues finally get to a Cup Final for the first time since 1970? Ben Frederickson of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch lists five important reasons the Blues broke through to earn a Cup Final berth.
While the Boston Bruins and St. Louis Blues battle it out for the Stanley Cup, seven teams find themselves in the “infernos of salary cap hell.” Find out who those teams are over at Sportsnet.
There’s a lot of talk about the 11 days between games for the Boston Bruins. One person who doesn’t seem to care about it all is Tuukka Rask. Read what he has to say about it on NBC Sports Boston.
Michael Hurley of CBS Sports examines Boston’s lopsided history against St. Louis teams. From Super Bowls to the World Series, Boston has dominated this matchup.
Speaking of dominance, Yahoo! examines how successful Boston teams have been in the playoffs.