Tim Wharnsby

Tim has covered the hockey landscape and other sports in Canada for more than 25 years for CBC Sports, the Globe and Mail and Toronto Sun. He has been to three Winter Olympics, 11 Stanley Cups, a world championship as well as 17 world junior championships, 13 Memorial Cups and 13 University Cups. The native of Waterloo, Ont., always has his eye out for an underdog story.

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STANLEY CUP FINAL

St. Louis Blues get Hollywood ending as worst-to-first run ends with Stanley Cup

If you thought the expansion Vegas Golden Knights were a good story last spring, all you had to do was wait 12 months. The Blues, with 14 Canadian born players in their lineup, authored an even better tale as they went from worst to first.
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Bruins-Blues: Game 7 will be final chapter of physical series

Game 7 of the Stanley Cup final will be an opportunity for the St. Louis Blues to win their first Stanley Cup in franchise history. The Boston Bruins have a chance to claim their first championship at home since 1970. Regardless of the outcome, Wednesday night's clash (CBC, CBCSports.ca 8 p.m. ET) will be the most physical game yet in this fabulous back-and-forth series.
Analysis

Tuukka Rask spoils the party in St. Louis

Tuukka Rask already has a Stanley Cup ring. But eight years ago, when the Boston Bruins defeated the Vancouver Canucks, the Finn was the backup to Tim Thomas. He wants a championship of his own, and he's now one victory away after a 5-1 win against the Blues on Sunday in St. Louis.
Recap

D-backs sweep Jays after chasing Clayton Richard in 8-run 3rd inning

Ketel Marte hit his 15th homer of the season and Carson Kelly hit a two-run shot to back a solid start from Robbie Ray, and Arizona downed the hometown Blue Jays 8-2 on Sunday to complete a three-game sweep of the interleague series.
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TFC salvage point on Jordan Hamilton's late equalizer

A late goal from substitute Jordan Hamilton squeezed out a 2-2 draw for Toronto FC against Sporting Kansas City on Friday.
Analysis

Blues overcome Chara's inspirational appearance in Game 5

With his jaw wired shut. With his 57-day playoff beard hiding the swelling and stitches, and a guard protecting his jaw, Zdeno Chara exhibited remarkable guts in suiting up for Game 5 of the Stanley Cup final on Thursday.
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Playoff-starved Ryan O'Reilly feasts on Bruins in Game 4

O'Reilly's effort against the Boston Bruins was no surprise. After all, this is a guy who sports a playoff beard all season long. He starves for playoff hockey.
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Binnington, Blues will rebound for better outing in Game 4

This was far from the Stanley Cup homecoming the long-suffering sports fans of St. Louis hoped for their beloved Blues. They had waited for more than 49 years since the city known as the Gateway to the West played host to a game in the NHL championship series — 17,924 days to be exact. The blue notes had whipped the city on the west side of the Mississippi River into a fevered frenzy, thick with anticipation.
Analysis

Gunnarsson makes most of 2nd chance against Bruins

Boston needs a Bergeron who was so clutch against Gunnarsson and the Maple Leafs in Game 7 six years ago. Gunnarsson, however, was quite happy to take away the spotlight for one night anyway.
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4th line bails out Bruins following rusty beginning

The rust was evident early on for the Boston Bruins in their Stanley Cup final curtain-raiser against the St. Louis Blues on Monday. Eleven days off between games will do that to you. But the Bruins eventually found their stride with enough time left to score a 4-2 come-from-behind victory to take the opener.
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Bruins vs. Blues: This has the look of a 7-game thriller

There is an old-school feel to this year's Stanley Cup final between the Bruins and St. Louis, beginning Monday in Boston (CBC, CBCSports.ca, 8 p.m. ET). While both teams are on a roll, the Blues will hoist Lord Stanley's mug, according to CBC Sports hockey analyst Tim Wharnsby.
Recap

Rookie Cavan Biggio busts out with bat to help Jays avoid sweep

Rookie Cavan Biggio belted out his first three career hits, including a fourth-inning home run, to ignite a productive Sunday at the plate for the Toronto Blue Jays, who cruised to a 10-1 win to avoid being swept by visiting San Diego.
Analysis

Stanley Cup coaches making most of 2nd chances behind bench

Every day, Boston Bruins head coach Bruce Cassidy and St. Louis Blues counterpart Craig Berube report to the rink feeling fortuitous. After their first-opportunity flameouts as head coaches, the two Stanley Cup bench bosses have made the most of their second chances at running a big-league bench.
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From dead last to Stanley Cup final, Blues' glorious journey continues

The St. Louis Blues have been around a lot longer than the Vegas Golden Knights, but their journey over the past five months is almost as remarkable as the expansion team's run to the championship series a year ago.
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Canes have no answer for Bruins as East final ends without incident

the East final finished without any controversy. In a series finale, in which, ironically, there were five hand-passes detected and called, the Bruins skated off with a 4-0 victory and a four-game sweep of the Carolina Hurricanes in Raleigh, N.C. on Thursday.