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Stanley Cup Final Buzz: Bruins, Blues ready to decide champion in Game 7

Boston relies on experience; St. Louis at home on road

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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 2018-19 NHL season comes down to one game to decide a champion. Game 7 is at TD Garden in Boston on Wednesday (8 p.m. ET; NBC, CBC, SN, TVAS).

Here are the latest headlines from the Stanley Cup Final:

-- Dan Rosen provides 5 keys to Game 7 with the Stanley Cup on the line

-- For one team there will be ecstasy. For the other, agony. That is how it works for Game 7, writes Nicholas J. Cotsonika

-- Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy confirms it is likely that defenseman Matt Grzelcyk will play in Game 7 after missing the previous four games because of a concussion, writes Amalie Benjamin

-- Meanwhile, defenseman Joel Edmundson is back in the Blues lineup in place of Robert Bortuzzo, reports Tom Gulitti

-- NHL.com experts debate who will win Game 7 of the 2019 Stanley Cup Final

-- Game 7 of the Cup Final stirs childhood memories for members of Blues and Bruins, writes Dan Rosen

-- Bruins captain Zdeno Chara is focused on winning the Stanley Cup, not on setting a Game 7 record, writes Tom Gulitti

-- The Blues have won nine games on the road this postseason, so they are comfortable playing Game 7 in Boston, reports Tom Gulitti

-- Bruins rookie forward Karson Kuhlman is making the most of his chances to play in the playoffs, and has earned a spot in the Ga,e 7 lineup, writes Amalie Benjamin

-- NHL.com's fantasy staff has score predictions, DFS picks and a preview podcast for Game 7

-- The Bruins will be leaning on their 2011 Cup champions to try and gain an edge in Game 7, writes Amalie Benjamin

-- Blues veterans Pat Maroon and Jay Bouwmeester are grateful for a second chance to win the Cup in game 7 after Game 6 loss, writes Mike Zeisberger

-- Zeisberger catches up with Canadiens coach Claude Julien, who coached the Bruins to the 2011 Stanley Cup, to discuss what an inspiration Patrice Bergeron is to Boston.

-- In our latest Coaches Room column, former Ottawa Senators coach Paul MacLean discusses how the Bruins' edge in experience may be a deciding factor on who wins Game 7 

-- The Blues have been beating the odds all season, so they won't be overwhelmed in Game 7 against the Bruins, writes Dan Rosen

-- Suspended for the previous game, Blues forward Ivan Barbashev returns to the lineup in Game 7 and says he is ready to go in the biggest game of the season, reports Louie Korac

-- Bruce Bennett is photographing his 39th Stanley Cup Final, and will be behind the lens for Game 7, writes Dave Stubbs

-- Blues defenseman Colton Parayko discusses his mindset heading into Game 7 against the Bruins in his latest blog for NHL.com

-- Bruins legend Brad Park played in six Game 7s in his career -- none in the Cup Final -- and he shares his memories with Dave Stubbs

 

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