The day has come. We’ve picked apart the stories, and the 11-day layover made good people do regretful things. While this wasn’t quite like waiting on Godot, it’s a day Boston Bruins fans have been waiting for like Guns N’ Roses fans waited on Axl and Slash to make peace (I’m old).
Eleven days have passed since the Boston Bruins clinched a Stanley Cup Final Berth in a sweep of the Eastern Conference Final. There are a multitude of things Boston has to be concerned with. Will Rask be in the same zone he was in 11 days ago? Will the first line click as it did 11 days ago? Will the St. Louis Blues finish off their Cinderella story of a playoff run?
The questions, at least partially, will be answered Monday night. And as we get ready for tonight let’s take a tour of some the best hockey stories the internet has to offer.
Tom Timmermann reports that “The Blues’ lines and pairings they ran on Sunday were the same as in the San Jose series.” Read more analysis of the series on the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
If you’re curious just to how Boston and St. Louis blazed their paths to the Cup Final, NBC Sports has an excellent video to satisfy your curiosity.
Have you been disappointed in the officiating this postseason? There have been some questionable calls, and one outright blatant missed call these playoffs. Brad Marchand talked about a potential solution to the officiating issues on Sunday afternoon. (BHN)
Were you bummed out when Rene Rancourt retired from singing the national anthem before Bruins games? Well, Boston fans have been given the gift of Todd Angilly in return. When he’s not singing the anthem, he’s bartending at the TD Garden. Read more about him on Boston.com.
Todd Panula thinks there are reasons the St. Louis Blues should fear the Boston Bruins, but also reasons they shouldn’t fear Boston. Read what he has to say on Bleedin’ Blue.
Do you think you could quit your job to see the Boston Bruins play? One fan did just that, and she told her story to Boston Hockey Now.