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The St. Louis Blues had an opportunity to clinch their first Stanley Cup in franchise history. On home ice no less. Opportunity lost. The Boston Bruins edged out St. Louis 5-1 to force a Game 7 Wednesday night in Boston. Even with the Cup Final dominating NHL headlines, there is still plenty of other NHL news floating around the internet this morning.

Spoiler alert. Rask gets a pretty high grade for his performance in Game 6 of the Cup Final. Get the full report card and Game 6 analysis on Boston Hockey Now.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch tweeted an example of an ad on Friday before Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final congratulating the Blues for clinching the Cup. Perhaps they jumped the gun just a little. Read more on Boston Hockey Now.

Ken MacMillan thinks there are many ways the NHL can improve the product on the ice. He lists 10 rules changes the NHL should make to improve the game. One I agree with: “Save the refs from themselves.” Read more on Puck Prose.

Braden Holtby has been a vocal supporter of LGBTQ rights. On Saturday the Capitals goalie rode a float as he supported the Capital Pride Parade in Washington. (NHL.com)

With the 2019 NHL Draft rapidly approaching team-by-team analysis is heating up. Roland Hacker of Blackhawk Up takes a look at prospects the Chicago Blackhawks should avoid with the third overall pick.

In news that came as a shock for anyone in the Boston area, Boston legend David Ortiz was shot while out at an entertainment center the Dominican Republic. He’s listed as stable and is expected to recover. ESPN has more on this situation. Everyone here wishes him a speedy recovery.

 

Tom Fitzgerald was a co-founder of XN Sports which was a content partner with the Boston Herald, Chicago Tribune and content provider to Aol. Sports. He has written about the NHL for XN Sports, Sporfolio, and Murphy's Hockey Law.

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