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Stanley Cup Final Buzz: Bruins-Blues preview, predictions

NHL.com staffers make picks for championship round

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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

 

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