The big story coming into Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final between the Boston Bruins and St. Louis Blues was the health of Bruins captain Zdeno Chara. Will he or won’t he play with his broken jaw. Stay tuned to find out if Chara ended up playing. The Bruins backs are against the wall once again in these playoffs as the scene shifts back to St. Louis as their season on the line. Here is what else made headlines for Friday, June 7th.
The Bruins are on the brink of the elimination as the Blues won their ninth road game of the playoffs as they took Game 5 by a final score of 2-1 as the Stanley Cup will be in the house in Game 6. (Boston Hockey Now)
Of course, the big story was about Zdeno Chara and the fact that he played in Game 5 with a broken jaw. Unfortunately, the news was not all good as defenseman Matt Grzelcyk did not play, but is close to returning at some point in the series. (Boston Hockey Now)
Chara’s teammates were not surprised by his toughness and the fact he wanted to play because a player of his caliber does whatever he can to play as Jimmy Murphy of Boston Hockey Now reports.
In Game 3 of the NBA Finals, Erik Karlsson was spotted on crutches and it came out that day that Karlsson underwent surgery to repair a groin injury he had suffered during the season. (Mercury News)
The Dallas Stars announced a minor signing of defenseman Roman Polak to a one-year extension. Polak played nearly 20 minutes alongside rookie Miro Heiskanen and will be a valuable presence in the locker room. (Dallas Morning News)
Chris Ryan of NJ.com explains why New Jersey Devils forward Taylor Hall will continue to remain patient about his decision to sign an extension.
Just to stir the pot in Toronto, Maple Leafs forward Patrick Marleau has put his house in Toronto up for sale as it appears he is ready to move on. (Sportsnet)