The Bruins had a chance to take a stranglehold in the series, but it is all about what could have been. The Stanley Cup Final is evened up at 2-2 after the St. Louis Blues defeated the Boston Bruins in Game 4. The big news out of Game 4 is that Zdeno Chara took a puck to the face and did not return. More on that later. Here is the NHL news that made headlines on Tuesday, June 4th.
For the first time since 2017, the Stanley Cup Final will at least go six games as the Blues evened up the series with the Bruins with a 4-2 victory thanks to two goals from Ryan O’Reilly. (Boston Hockey Now)
Zdeno Chara took a puck the face in the second period, left the game and did not return to game action. Though he returned to the bench with a fishbowl on his helmet, Chara’s status is unknown for Game 5. You can read more from Alex Thomas of Boston Hockey Now.
Kevin Hayes is on the move again as the Winnipeg Jets trade his rights to the Philadelphia Flyers for a fifth-round draft pick in the 2019 NHL Entry Draft. Now the Flyers have to sign Hayes. (Philadelphia Inquirer)
The Toronto Maples Leafs look to make cap space this summer and Pierre LeBrun of TSN and the Athletic reports that the Arizona Coyotes and Maple Leafs have chatted about a possible trade that involved Patrick Marleau.
After his appearance on Sirius XM NHL Network Radio Off the Rush program, David Pagnotta of the Fourth Period made even more headlines Monday with a report that Taylor Hall does not want to stay in New Jersey.
Just days after Don Cherry made his comments about Patrice Bergeron and the Conn Smythe Trophy, Jimmy Murphy of Boston Hockey Now writes regardless if the Bruins win or lose, Tuukka Rask deserves the Conn Smythe Trophy.
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