Today, for Bruin fans, is all about what could be. A victory tonight in St. Louis will give Boston a stranglehold in the Stanley Cup Final. The Bruins’ offense erupted for seven goals in their Game 3 victory, a performance that sent a once-raucous St. Louis crowd home both quiet and stunned. The ‘Perfection Line’ broke out, and a noted NHL analyst began a campaign for Patrice Bergeron to take home the Conn Smythe Trophy. More on that later. Here’s the top news around the NHL world on Monday, June 3rd.
Don Cherry has made headlines all season long for his comments on the Carolina Hurricanes. Over the weekend, his remarks once again made headlines around the hockey world. This time, however, it was because he sang praises. In particular, Cherry praised the play of Boston’s Patrice Bergeron. Bergeron as playoff MVP? That’s what Cherry preached. (Boston Hockey Now)
June is Pride Month, a month that helps promote the inclusion of the LGBTQ community. Kurtis Gabriel of the New Jersey Devils doesn’t need a month to support the LGBTQ; he does it all the time. The New Jersey tough guy’s small gesture has turned into a big deal, as Gabriel uses ‘Pride Tape’ on his stick throughout the NHL season. (NHL.com)
Patrik Berglund’s world was turned upside down over the summer when he was traded from St. Louis to Buffalo in the Ryan O’Reilly trade. Berglund, in the ended, forfeited millions of dollars and ended up released from Buffalo. With his contract terminated and the money gone, Berglund returned home to Sweden. Now, he has no regrets with how things went and will return to the NHL next season. (Yahoo! Sports)
Here is everything you need to know ahead of Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final tonight in St. Louis. (Boston Hockey Now)
It seems so long ago now, but the Pittsburgh Penguins aren’t that far removed from back-to-back Stanley Cup Championships. They were swept earlier this spring, and this year’s Final has showcased what Pittsburgh didn’t or wouldn’t do. (Pittsburgh Hockey Now)