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Stanley Cup Final Buzz: Bruins, Blues set for Game 5

Chara, Grzelcyk game-time decisions for Boston; St. Louis feels good about chances @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 on 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

-- Injured defensemen Zdeno Chara and Matt Grzelcyk each participated in the Bruins' optional morning skate Thursday and are game-time decisions for Game 5

-- Defenseman Robert Bortuzzo will replace Joel Edmundson in the Blues lineup for Game 5, writes Louie Korac

-- Dan Rosen provides 5 keys for Game 5, including the Blues need to get their power play going

-- The Blues feel good about their chances to win the Cup based on how they have done in the later games of previous series, writes Nicholas J. Cotsonika

-- The Bruins are prepared to play without Chara, because they have done so already this season, writes Amalie Benjamin

-- Which team has the edge in the series heading into Game 5? staff members debate the question

-- Defenseman Alex Pietrangelo is using his high hockey IQ to help the Blues in the Cup Final, writes Mike Zeisberger

-- Bruins forward Sean Kuraly discussed the anticipation of playing Game 5 at home in his latest blog entry for

-- Blues defenseman Vince Dunn is looking to build off his performance in Game 4, which was his first of the Final, writes Dan Rosen

-- Blues superfan Laila Anderson is going to have her own bobblehead, writes Tom Gulitti

-- Blues defenseman Colton Parayko discusses his friendship with Anderson in his latest blog entry

-- Fantasy editors Pete Jensen and Rob Reese have Game 5 predictions, DFS picks and a preview podcast.


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