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Stanley Cup Final Buzz: Blues ready to host Bruins in Game 3

Lineup changes for each team expected in first championship-round game in St. Louis since 1970

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Welcome to the Stanley Cup Final Buzz, a daily in-depth look at the Stanley Cup Final between the Boston Bruins and the St. Louis Blues. The best-of-7 series is tied 1-1, with Game 3 at Enterprise Center in St. Louis on Saturday (8 p.m. ET; NBCSN, SN, CBC, TVAS).

Here are the latest headlines from the Cup Final 

-- For a lifelong fan of the St. Louis Blues, Game 3 at Enterprise Center on Saturday has been worth the wait, writes Nicholas J. Cotsonika 

-- Bruins forward David Backes, a former Blues captain, doesn't want to talk about the past, reports Tom Gulitti 

-- The numbers from the Bruins and Blues have been eerily similar through the first two games of the Final, which will be interesting to watch heading into Game 3, writes Dan Rosen 

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-- Blues forward Alexander Steen is trying to do what his father Thomas Steen, who played 950 games for the Winnipeg Jets, never did and win the Stanley Cup, writes Tim Campbell 

-- Zach Sanford is expected to be in the Blues lineup, in place of suspended forward Oskar Sundqvist, reports Louie Korac 

-- John Moore will likely replace injured defenseman Matt Grzelcyk in the Bruins lineup, writes Tracey Myers 

-- The Bruins will not be intimidated by the crowd at Enterprise Center, Boston forward Sean Kuraly writes in his blog for NHL.com 

-- Defenseman Colton Parayko talks about getting ready for the Blues first home game in the Cup Final since 1970 in his blog for NHL.com 

-- Our Stanley Cup Final postcard comes from one of the best spots to get some toasted ravioli in St. Louis 

-- Former Bruins center Ken Linseman likes what he sees from Brad Marchand and his former team, writes Dave Stubbs

-- Laura Branigan's business manager is enjoying the success of the late singer's song "Gloria," which has become the Blues anthem in the playoffs, writes Cristina Ledra

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