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Blues shut out Sharks in Game 5, on cusp of Stanley Cup Final

Binnington makes 21 saves, Schwartz gets hat trick for St. Louis

by David Satriano @davidsatriano / NHL.com Staff Writer

Schwartz's hat trick

STL@SJS, Gm5: Schwartz records hat trick in Game 5

WCF, Gm5: Jaden Schwartz scores three times to tally a hat trick and lead the Blues past the Sharks in Game 5

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SAN JOSE -- Jaden Schwartz had a hat trick when the St. Louis Blues defeated the San Jose Sharks 5-0 in Game 5 of the Western Conference Final at SAP Center on Sunday.

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injury

Karlsson, Pavelski injured for Sharks in Game 5 loss to Blues

Defenseman doesn't play final period; forward hit by Pietrangelo in third

by Shawn P. Roarke @sroarke_nhl / NHL.com Senior Director of Editorial

SAN JOSE -- The San Jose Sharks had four players injured, including defenseman Erik Karlsson and captain Joe Pavelski, during a 5-0 loss to the St. Louis Blues in Game 5 of the Western Conference Final at SAP Center on Sunday.

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Conference Final

Blues not ready to punch Stanley Cup Final ticket yet after Game 5 win

Still need one more victory against Sharks to secure first trip since 1970

by Nicholas J. Cotsonika @cotsonika / NHL.com Columnist

SAN JOSE -- Pat Maroon took a deep breath. The forward was born and raised in St. Louis. More than any other member of the St. Louis Blues, he knows the history, what this means.

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Conference Final

Sharks miss chance to grab series lead at home in Game 5 loss to Blues

Fail to build on first period, can't control emotions in third

by Tracey Myers @TraMyers_NHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

SAN JOSE -- Logan Couture considered the start, "OK."

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Conference Final

Schwartz shines for Blues in Game 5 win against Sharks

Gets second hat trick of playoffs, tops goal total from regular season

by Louie Korac / NHL.com Correspondent

SAN JOSE -- Jaden Schwartz's confidence is as high as it's been all season.

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Stanley Cup Final

Stanley Cup Final schedule

Bruins will host Game 1 on Monday, May 27 against Sharks or Blues

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The National Hockey League today announced the dates, starting times and television information for the 2019 Stanley Cup Final, which will begin on Monday, May 27, in Boston. Additionally, Stanley Cup Final Media Day will be held on either Saturday, May 25 or Sunday, May 26, in Boston.

The Stanley Cup Final will match the winner of the Western Conference Final, either the San Jose Sharks or St. Louis Blues, against the Eastern Conference champion Boston Bruins.

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Stanley Cup Final

Bruins expect Chara to be ready for Stanley Cup Final

Extended layoff between games should help defenseman who has undisclosed injury

by Matt Kalman / NHL.com Correspondent

BOSTON -- The Boston Bruins expect that 10 days off between games will be enough time for defenseman Zdeno Chara to recover from his undisclosed injury and be in the lineup for the start of the Stanley Cup Final.

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Sunday Long Read

Hughes, likely No. 1 pick in 2019 NHL Draft, gets big assist from family

Unique upbringing helps center develop skills that are 'off the charts'

by Mike G. Morreale @mikemorrealeNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

Patrick Kane isn't convinced the experts are 100 percent accurate in their comparisons between him and Jack Hughes.

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fantasy

Stanley Cup Playoffs fantasy picks

Jones undefeated when facing elimination this postseason; more DFS targets for Sharks-Blues Game 6 on Tuesday

by Fantasy Hockey Staff @NHLFantasy

NHL.com identifies daily fantasy hockey picks throughout the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs. Follow this page before and after games for news, lineup trends and injury implications for FanDuel DFS contests. For more fantasy coverage, visit NHL.com/Fantasy.

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playoffs

Rask 'in the zone' to help Bruins reach Stanley Cup Final

Goalie has won seven consecutive playoff games

by Dan Rosen @drosennhl / NHL.com Senior Writer

RALEIGH -- The Boston Bruins see how dialed in Tuukka Rask has been in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, how quick he's been laterally, how well he's seeing the puck, stopping it and playing it. 

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Short Shifts

Snoop Dogg wears Domi's Canadiens jersey at music festival in Montreal

Forward approves of legendary rapper's sweater worn this weekend

by Dan O'Leary @DanOLeary25 / NHL.com Staff Writer

One, two three and to the four, Snoop Doggy Dogg did a show in Montreal.

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Short Shifts

Sharks bring back Cheechoo to open door before Game 5

Franchise single-season goal leader gets big greeting from fans

by Pat Pickens @Pat_Pickens / NHL.com Staff Writer

Cheechoo opens doors for Sharks

STL@SJS, Gm5: Cheechoo pumps up crowd ahead of Game 5

WCF, Gm5: Former Shark Jonathan Cheechoo fires up the crowd and opens the door to San Jose's locker room prior to Game 5

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The San Jose Sharks brought back a big part of their historyon Sunday.

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Stanley Cup Final

Coyle reaches first Stanley Cup Final following trade to hometown Bruins

Forward acquired from Wild before deadline has 12 points in playoffs

by Amalie Benjamin @AmalieBenjamin / NHL.com Staff Writer

BOSTON -- As soon as Charlie Coyle heard that he was going to be traded -- to a Stanley Cup contender, he was told -- he started to believe. And when the forward found out that he was heading to the Boston Bruins, his hometown team and the place where his family still lives, he thought it might just be meant to be.

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fantasy

Fantasy rankings for 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs

Most valuable forwards, defensemen, goalies for basic postseason pools

by Fantasy Hockey Staff @NHLFantasy

NHL.com has updated fantasy player rankings for basic Stanley Cup Playoff pools counting points (goals, assists) for skaters and wins and shutouts for goalies. For more fantasy hockey coverage, visit NHL.com/Fantasy.

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World Championship

Fabbro preparing to earn full-time role with Predators next season

Defenseman prospect impressed in playoffs after turning pro

by Aaron Vickers / NHL.com Correspondent

KOSICE, Slovakia -- Dante Fabbro traveled far and wide this season to best prepare himself to earn a full-time role with the Nashville Predators next season.

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The Buzz

World Championship Buzz: U.S. earns place in quarterfinals

Larkin, van Riemsdyk, Eichel score in win against Germany

NHL.com @NHLdotcom

The 2019 IIHF World Championship in Slovakia is a showcase for NHL players of the present, past and future who are not involved in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The 16-nation tournament began May 10 and runs through May 26.

More than 100 NHL players are involved in the tournament this year, with star-studded Sweden looking to win its third straight championship. Jack Hughes, the projected No. 1 pick in the 2019 NHL Draft, is playing for the United States, along with Patrick Kane of the Chicago Blackhawks and Jack Eichel of the Buffalo Sabres.

Most of the World Championship games will be broadcast by NHL Network, including every U.S. game. The NHL Network schedule is here

The World Championship Buzz is NHL.com's hub for all the results and news from the tournament.

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Stanley Cup Final

Bruins return to ice trying to make most of time off before Cup Final

Cassidy looks to balance work, rest while waiting for Sharks-Blues winner

by Matt Kalman / NHL.com Correspondent

BOSTON -- Bruce Cassidy has found one unexpected benefit of the time off before the start of the Stanley Cup Final.

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column

Bruins to seek advice from Patriots on layoff before Stanley Cup Final

Will reach out to NFL's Super Bowl champions on handling 10 days between games

by Amalie Benjamin @AmalieBenjamin / NHL.com Staff Writer

BOSTON -- With 10 days off between Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Final and Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final, the Boston Bruins are in search of some advice, some counsel, on how to keep their players at their best, despite the long layoff.

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news

Roy expected to interview for Senators coaching job: report

Would be seventh candidate to replace Boucher, who was fired March 1

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Patrick Roy is expected to interview for coach of the Ottawa Senators next week, according to the Ottawa Sun.

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World Championship

Kakko believes he can be No. 1 pick of 2019 NHL Draft

Finland-born forward tied for lead in goals at World Championship

by Aaron Vickers / NHL.com Correspondent

KOSICE, Slovakia -- Kaapo Kakko is making his push to become the No. 1 pick in the 2019 NHL Draft.

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fantasy

Fantasy stock rising from 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs

Stone, Pacioretty form elite duo in postseason; Makar among top rookies, Hintz sleeper candidate for next season

by Fantasy Hockey Staff @NHLFantasy

NHL.com identifies players who have seen their fantasy value rise or bounce back as a result of strong production and/or lineup changes in the postseason. Fantasy owners should keep these players fresh on their minds for keeper decisions and early fantasy draft preparation, especially once average draft position data becomes available this summer.

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prospect

Memorial Cup: What we learned

Blues pick Toropchenko has hat trick, Kings prospect Durzi with three assists for Guelph

by Adam Kimelman @NHLAdamK / NHL.com Deputy Managing Editor

The Memorial Cup, a four-team round-robin tournament to determine the champion of the Canadian Hockey League, features the winners of the Ontario Hockey League (Guelph Storm), Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (Rouyn-Noranda) and Western Hockey League (Prince Albert Raiders), and the host Halifax Mooseheads of the QMJHL. The event is being held at Scotiabank Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia, from May 17-26, and features several NHL-drafted prospects and some eligible for the 2019 NHL Draft.

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playoffs

How Bruins got to 2019 Stanley Cup Final

Nineteen-game point streak, Marchand's best NHL season helped Boston win Eastern Conference

by Jon Lane @JonLaneNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

The Boston Bruins have an opportunity to win the Stanley Cup for the seventh time since entering the NHL in 1924.

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Gaming World Championships

NHL Gaming World Championship European competitors reach Grand Final

Will face U.S., Canada regional winners in Las Vegas on June 18

by Arda Ocal / Special to NHL.com

Editor's note: Arda Ocal, an Emmy award-nominated broadcaster and the voice of the NHL Gaming World Championship, will be covering the 2019 NHL Gaming World Championship for NHL.com. Here is his recap of the European regional finals:

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Short Shifts

'Jeopardy!' fail identifies Kings goalie Quick as a running back

Contestant whiffs on 2012 Conn Smythe winner's position

by Dan O'Leary @DanOLeary25 / NHL.com Staff Writer

Sorry, no.

Los Angeles Kings goalie Jonathan Quick has accomplished a lot over his 12 NHL seasons. But one thing he has never done is played running back in the NFL.

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news

Davidson named Rangers president

Resigns from Blue Jackets; had been goalie, broadcaster with New York

NHL.com @NHLdotcom

John Davidson was named New York Rangers president on Friday.

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playoffs

Mother's Day wins for Bruins defensemen on 'Quest For The Stanley Cup'

McAvoy, Grzelcyk honor their moms with flowers, victory in third episode of series

NHL.com @NHLdotcom

QFTSC: Bruins buy flowers for mom

Quest For The Stanley Cup: B's shop for Mother's Day

Watch episode three of "Quest For The Stanley Cup" on Friday, May 17, exclusively on ESPN+ in the U.S. and on YouTube.com/NHL in Canada

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Boston Bruins defensemen Matt Grzelcyk and Charlie McAvoy are sons as well as hockey players. With Mother's Day on the horizon, that means they take time out from trying to help the Bruins defeat the Carolina Hurricanes in the Eastern Conference Final to shop for flowers and gifts for their moms.

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World Championship

2019 World Championship schedule, rosters

International tournament to be held through May 26 in Slovakia

by Adam Kimelman @NHLAdamK / NHL.com Deputy Managing Editor

Sweden will try to win a third consecutive gold medal at the 2019 IIHF World Championship, to be held in Slovakia through May 26.

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This Date in NHL History

May 20: Sabres defeat Flyers in 1975 'Fog Game'

Plus: Lindros gets first playoff hat trick; first-year Golden Knights advance to Final

by John Kreiser @jkreiser7713 / NHL.com Managing Editor

1975 Cup Final, Gm3: Foggy Aud

1975 Cup Final, Gm3: Robert's OT goal ends fog game

May 20: Unusually hot weather in Buffalo caused thick fog to rise from the ice; Rene Robert's shot past Flyers Bernie Parent caused the OT win

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THIS DATE IN HISTORY: May 20

1975: The Buffalo Sabres overcome the Philadelphia Flyers and the fog in a 5-4 overtime victory in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final.

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