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Stanley Cup Final Buzz: Blues eye win against Bruins, first championship

Game 6 could end years of frustration in St. Louis; Boston seeks to prolong series

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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 have a 3-2 lead in the best-of-7 series and can win the first Stanley Cup in their history with a victory in Game 6 at Enterprise Center on Sunday (8 p.m. ET; NBC, CBC, SN, TVAS).

Here are the latest headlines from the Stanley Cup Final 

-- Dan Rosen provides 5 keys for Game 6

-- Rookie forward Karson Kuhlman makes his Cup Final debut for the Bruins and veteran David Backes will be scratched for the second straight game, reports Tom Gulitti

-- Blues forward Robert Thomas will play in Game 6 after missing four consecutive games with an undisclosed injury, reports Louie Korac

-- The Blues can end decades of frustration if they win the Stanley Cup on Sunday, writes Nick Cotsonika 

-- Despite playing with multiple facial fractures, Zdeno Chara continues to be a rock for the Bruins, reports Tom Gulitti

-- Blues forward Vladimir Tarasenko did not practice Saturday following the birth of his son, but he is expected to play in the potential Cup clincher on Sunday, writes Tracey Myers

-- Defenseman Matt Grzelcyk's status for the Bruins in Game 6 is uncertain, writes Tracey Myers 

-- The Bruins top line of Brad Marchand, David Pastrnak and Patrice Bergeron has yet to score a goal at 5-on-5 in the Final, but they feel good heading into Game 6, reports Tom Gulitti 

-- The Blues will be without forward Ivan Barbashev, who was suspended for Game 6

-- Should the Blues win the Stanley Cup, who is the favorite to win the Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP? Dan Rosen breaks it down

-- Blues goalie Jordan Binnington is gaining in celebrity in St. Louis, but he is only concerned with winning the Stanley Cup, writes Mike Zeisberger

-- Where does Binnington's playoff run match up with others by rookie goalies in NHL history? Our NHL.com panel of experts weighs in

-- Winning Game 6 is all that the Bruins are thinking about, forward Sean Kuraly says in his latest blog for NHL.com

-- Charles Glenn is retiring as the Blues' National Anthem singer after 19 seasons and he is hoping to go out on a high note Sunday if St. Louis wins the Stanley Cup following his final performance, writes Nick Cotsonika

-- Blues defenseman Colton Parayko discusses being one win away from realizing a childhood dream in his latest blog for NHL.com

-- The Blues can win their first Cup on Sunday, but they have their emotions in check, writes Tracey Myers 

-- Gord Murphy is in the Coaches Room to discuss what the Bruins need to do to win Game 6 

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