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Stanley Cup Final Buzz: Blues win Game 5, close in on first championship

St. Louis led by spectacular Binnington; Bruins confident with backs against wall

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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 Blues took a 3-2 lead in the best-of-7 series with a 2-1 win at in Game 5 at TD Garden on Thursday.

Here are the latest headlines from the Stanley Cup Final:

-- The St. Louis Blues are one win from their first Stanley Cup, but know it won't be easy, writes Nicholas J. Cotsonika

-- Zdeno Chara was an inspiration for the Bruins, playing three days after taking a puck to the face, writes Matt Kalman

Video: STL@BOS, Gm5: Fans give Chara rousing ovation

-- The Bruins have their backs against the wall after losing two straight games, including Game 5 at home, writes Amalie Benjamin

-- Jordan Binnington tied a rookie record with his 15th playoff win, and he did it in spectacular fashion, writes Mike Zeisberger

Video: Binnington stops 38 shots in the Blues Game 5 victory

-- Zach Sanford, who grew up in the Boston area, enjoyed his first Stanley Cup Final game in his hometown, writes Louie Korac

-- Who's hot? Who's not? Shawn P. Roarke has the honor roll and stock report from Game 5

Video: Blues on cusp of first Cup title after 2-1 win

-- St. Louis defenseman Colton Parayko writes about the Blues' big win in his blog for NHL.com

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