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Stanley Cup Final Buzz: Bruins, Blues gear up for Game 5

St. Louis looks to wear down Boston, which could be without Chara @NHLdotcom

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 Blues and Bruins are back in Boston for Game 5 at TD Garden, which will be Thursday (8 p.m. ET, NBC, CBC, SN, TVAS). The best-of-7 series is tied.

Here are the latest headlines from the Stanley Cup Final

-- The Bruins are unsure if Zdeno Chara, who took a puck to his face in Game 4, will be able to play in Game 5, writes Tracey Myers

Video: Breaking down Bruins defense without Chara on backend

-- The Blues are hoping their chances of winning of the Stanley Cup will improve the longer the series goes on, writes Matt Kalman

-- The Bruins depth could be put to the test in Game 5 if Chara cannot play, writes Amalie Benjamin

-- Charlie McAvoy and the Bruins are feeling good about coming back home for Game 5 with the Cup Final tied, writes Matt Kalman

Video: McAvoy talks mindset ahead of Game 5

-- Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy will have to put his power-play expertise to work heading into Game 5, writes Tom Gulitti

-- The Blues made the most of their second chances to win Game 4, writes Mike McKenna

Video: Blues bounce back, even Cup Final with 4-2 win

-- Blues forward Ryan O'Reilly has rediscovered his love of the game and winning with the Blues, writes Dan Rosen

Video: Carlo, O'Reilly's two goals spotlight Game 4 action



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