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STANLEY CUP FINAL

Blues' Binnington goes from afterthought to Cup-winning, record-setting rookie

Jordan Binnington went from the St. Louis Blues' fourth-string goalie, to becoming the first rookie goaltender ever to win 16 playoff games. He turned out to be the perfect backstop for the bruising Blues, a quiet anchor to rally around for a six-month run to the title.
STANLEY CUP FINAL

'Fired up' Ryan O'Reilly awarded Conn Smythe Trophy after goals in 4 straight

St. Louis Blues forward Ryan O'Reilly was awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy as the most valuable player of the National Hockey League's Stanley Cup playoffs on Wednesday after leading his team to their first championship.
Stanley Cup Final

Blues unfazed to be on road for chance to lift Cup in Boston

If the St. Louis Blues beat the Boston Bruins in Game 7, perhaps the NHL schedule-maker should get his name on the Stanley Cup.
Stanley Cup Final

Bruins lean on experience, consistency in final test against Blues

The Boston Bruins' consistent approach on and off the ice will be tested one more time Wednesday in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final against the St. Louis Blues.
Stanley Cup Final

Blue no more: Patrick Maroon's perfect St. Louis homecoming

Patrick Maroon agonized over the decision of which team to play for this season and ultimately took less, betting on himself to play for his hometown St. Louis Blues in front of his son and tight-knit family. He's three wins from winning the Stanley Cup.
Stanley Cup Final

Poetry in motion: Potent power play key to Bruins' series lead

Boston scored with precise efficiency on all four of its power-play chances in a 7-2 rout of the St. Louis Blues in Game 3 and is the biggest reason the Bruins lead the Stanley Cup Final 2-1 entering Game 4 on Monday (CBC, CBCSports.ca, 8 p.m. ET).
STANLEY CUP GAME 3

Stars shine for Bruins in rout of Blues

The stars came out on Saturday night and propelled the Boston Bruins to a 7-2 rout of the St. Louis Blues to take a 2-1 series lead in the Stanley Cup final.
Stanley Cup final

Krug's old-school helmetless shift may soon be a thing of the past

Krug provided a signature moment of the Boston Bruins' 4-2 victory against the St. Louis Blues in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final on Monday night. After getting his helmet ripped off in a tussle with David Perron he raced 150 feet down the ice seconds later and absolutely drilled Robert Thomas with an open-ice body check.

Capitals looking into Kuznetsov video showing white powder

The Washington Capitals say they have confirmed star Evgeny Kuznetsov is shown in a now-deleted video on social media that appears to show him in a hotel room with lines of white powder on a table in front of him.
Recap

War of Will wins the Preakness Stakes

War of Will, trained by Canadian horse racing hall of famer Mark Casse, rode the inside rail to win the 144th running of the Preakness Stakes in Baltimore.

Kentucky Derby winner Country House giving up Triple Crown hopes

Kentucky Derby winner Country House will not run in the Preakness. Assistant trainer Riley Mott confirmed to The Associated Press on Tuesday that the long shot winner of horse racing's biggest event is no longer being considered for the second jewel of the Triple Crown

Women's hockey players hope NHL steps in to create new league

Meghan Duggan needs to only look around sports to get excited about what an NHL-run women's hockey league might look like.

Women's hockey stars announce boycott in demand for 1 league

More than 200 of the top female hockey players in the world have decided they will not play professionally in North America next season, hoping their stand leads to a single economically sustainable league.

Isles' Lehner thrives after confronting mental health issues

Goaltender Robin Lehner, who before the season disclosed his struggles with mental illness and is now a finalist for the Vezina Trophy as the NHL's top goaltender, is a huge reason the New York Islanders returned to the playoffs after a two-year absence.
GAME 7

Hurricanes bounce reigning champ Capitals with double-OT win

Jordan Staal tied it in the third period, Brock McGinn scored in the second overtime and the Carolina Hurricanes stormed back to stun the Washington Capitals 4-3 in Game 7 on Wednesday night to eliminate the defending Stanley Cup champions.