Welcome to the Stanley Cup Playoffs Buzz, a daily in-depth look at the 2019 NHL playoffs. The Stanley Cup Final is set with the Boston Bruins and St. Louis Blues ready to play Game 1 at TD Garden on Monday (8 p.m. ET; NBC, CBC, SN, TVAS).
Here is the latest news:
- Nine of the 15 NHL.com experts to make their Cup Final picks believe the Bruins will win it all.
- Staff writer Tom Gulitti previews the Cup Final.
- Tuukka Rask vs. Jordan Binnington is one of the key matchups of the Final. Kevin Woodley takes a deeper look at the goalies in the series.
- Speaking of Binnington, he spent parts of last season playing for the Bruins' American Hockey League affiliate, writes Matt Kalman.
- Bruins forward and former Blues captain David Backes is expecting this to be an emotional series personally, writes Amalie Benjamin.
- There are plenty of juicy storylines in the Cup Final and Dan Rosen takes a look at them.
- How did the Blues get to the Final? Adam Kimelman charts their path.
Listen: Stanley Cup Final preview from NHL Fantasy on Ice podcast