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Maple Leafs Name John Tavares Captain

Oct 3, 2019 2:19 AM

John Tavares has been named captain of the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Toronto unveiled Tavares' new "C" as part of the pregame introduction for the team's season opener Wednesday against the Ottawa Senators. Forwards Auston Matthews, Mitch Marner and defenseman Morgan Rielly were named alternate captains.

Matthews scored twice in Toronto's four-goal second period, and the Leafs won 5-3.

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Capitals Spoil Blues' Banner Raising Opener

Oct 3, 2019 2:16 AM

After a 51-season wait, the Blues raised the banner for their first Stanley Cup in franchise history Wednesday.

The ceremony preceded St. Louis' season opener against the Washington Capitals, who won their first Stanley Cup one year earlier.

The Capitals spoiled the Blues' big night, overcoming an early 2-0 deficit and winning 3-2 in overtime.

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Ryan O'Reilly Wins Conn Smythe Trophy

Jun 12, 2019 11:36 PM

Ryan O'Reilly won the Stanley Cup and the Conn Smythe Trophy as the most valuable player in the NHL playoffs. O'Reilly scored the opening goal Wednesday for the St. Louis Blues in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final to help beat Boston 4-1 and give the franchise its first title in its 51st season.

O'Reilly set a Blues record with 23 playoff points, became the first player since Wayne Gretzky in 1985 to score in four consecutive Cup Final games.

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Blues Win First-Ever Stanley Cup

Jun 12, 2019 11:25 PM

Ryan O'Reilly and Jordan Binnington led the Blues to a 4-1 Game 7 win in Boston on Wednesday night to capture their first NHL championship.

O'Reilly scored a goal in his fourth straight game, and Binnington stopped 32 shots on goal in the victory.

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Bruins Win 5-1 To Force Game 7

Jun 9, 2019 11:08 PM

The Bruins cruised to a 5-1 win over the Blues on Sunday night to take Game 6 and force a Game 7 in Boston on Wednesday night.

Brad Marchand scored the first goal for the Bruins, while the club scored four 3rd period goals (Brandon Carlo, Karson Kuhlman, David Pastenak, and Zdeno Cara) to ice the game away.

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Blues Edge Bruins To Take 3-2 Series Lead

Jun 7, 2019 12:41 AM

Jordon Binnington stopped 39 shots as the Blues beat the Bruins by the score of 2-1 on Thursday night to take a 3-2 series lead back to St. Louis.

Tags: St Louis Blues, Boston Bruins, Game Recap, Misc Rumor, Team Achievement

Blues Even Stanley Cup Series With 4-2 Win

Jun 4, 2019 2:07 AM

The Blues evened the Stanley Cup Final 2-2 with a 4-2 victory on Monday night that was equal parts bludgeoning and buoyant. It continued a trend for St. Louis that has spanned the postseason, which is its ability to follow losses with strong efforts. Even losses as gutting as Game 3 last Saturday.

"It's the playoffs. You have to forget that game as quick as possible. It doesn't matter if it's 10-1 or 2-1. A loss is a loss. It's just another game," said forward Oskar Sundqvist, who returned to the Blues' lineup after being suspended for Game 3. "You need to refocus, and that's what we did."

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Bruins Rout Blues To Take Series Lead

Jun 2, 2019 2:07 PM

The St. Louis Blues had waited 49 years to host another Stanley Cup Final game. They will have to wait a little bit longer for a happier home memory, after the Boston Bruins blasted the Blues 7-2 in Game 3 on Saturday night to take a 2-1 series lead.

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Blues Win In OT To Even Series

May 30, 2019 11:52 AM

It was a win more than a half-century in the making. The St. Louis Blues defeated the Boston Bruins 3-2 in overtime to take Game 2, the franchise's first victory in a Stanley Cup Final game.

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Bruins Rally Past Blues To Win Game 1

May 28, 2019 12:55 PM

Sean Kuraly scored to break a third-period tie and assisted on another goal, and Tuukka Rask stopped 18 shots to help the Bruins complete their comeback from a two-goal deficit and win Game 1 by the score of 4-2.

Game 2 in the best-of-seven series is Wednesday night.

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Blues Advance To Stanley Cup Finals
Just five months ago the Blues had the fewest points in the standings of any NHL team.

Blues Win Game 5 As Sharks Injuries Mount
The Sharks played without key players in the third period as they lost 5-0 to the Blues in Game 5 of the Western Conference finals.

Tuukka Rask Leads Bruins Past Canes For Series Sweep
Bruins' goaltender Tuukka Rask had a 24-save shutout in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals on Thursday.

Sharks' Hertl Delivers On Game 7 Promise
Tomas Hertl scored on a short-handed goal in double overtime on Sunday, as the Sharks won 2-1 to force game 7 on Tuesday night.

Ovechkin Knocks Out Svechnikov In Game 3
Andrei Svechnikov, 19, is the youngest player in the NHL playoffs.

Lightning Win NHL Record-Tying 62nd Game
The Lightning beat the Bruins 6-3 on Saturday in the teams' regular-season finale.

Alex Ovechkin Has Eighth 50-Goal Season
Alex Ovechkin becomes the third NHL player to record eight or more 50-goal seasons, joining Mike Bossy and Wayne Gretzky, who each had nine.

Ryan Miller Has Most Wins By U.S.-Born Goalie
The Ducks beat the Capitals 5-2 on Sunday night.

Metro Wins NHL All-Star Game, Crosby Named MVP
Sidney Crosby scored four goals and had four assists on the night in San Jose.

Barry Trotz Moves Into Fourth Place On Win List
Islanders coach Barry Trotz picked up his 783rd career NHL victory on Monday night.

Patrice Bergeron Scores Two Goals In Return, Including 300th
Patrice Bergeron scored two goals in the Bruins 5-2 win over the Predators on Saturday.

Lightning Set NHL Record With 33 Second Period Shots
The Lightning took 33 second period shots in a 6-3 win over the Blackhawks on Sunday.

Blackhawks Start Season With Five Straight OT Games
The Blackhawks are the first team in NHL history to begin the season with five straight OT games.

Auston Matthews Scores 10th Goal In Leafs Sixth Game
Auston Matthews joins Mario Lemieux as the only players in the past 30 years with at least 10 goals in their teams' first six games.

Austin Matthews Ties NHL Five-Game Goal Record
Austin Matthews has scored nine goals in the Maple Leafs' first five games.

Marlies Win AHL's Calder Cup
The Toronto Marlies beat the Texas Stars by the score of 6-1 in Game 7 on Thursday night to win the Calder Cup.

Capitals Capture Stanley Cup, Ovechkin Wins Conn Smythe Trophy
The Capitals won their first Stanley Cup on Thursday night in Las Vegas, defeating the Golden Knights 4-3 on a third period goal by Lars Eller.

Capitals Win Game 4, Take Commanding Series Lead
The Capitals beat the Golden Knights by the score of 6-2 on Monday night, scoring three first-period goals.

Capitals Win To Take 2-1 Series Lead
Evgeny Kuznetsov scored the second goal in Saturday's 3-1 win over the Golden Knights.

Golden Knights Win Series, Advance To Stanley Cup Finals
The Vegas Golden Knights beat the Winnipeg Jets 2-1 on Sunday to capture the Western Conference series and advance to the Stanley Cup Finals.