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).
-- This is not the first time a team from Boston and a team from St. Louis have gone head to head for a championship, writes Nicholas J. Cotsonika.
-- The Bruins' sweep of the Blues in the 1970 Cup Final is remembered for the series-winning overtime goal from Bobby Orr in Game 4, but Dave Stubbs points out there was much more to those four games.
-- Who is likely to skate away with the Conn Smythe Trophy, awarded to the MVP of the playoffs? NHL.com writers make their picks.
-- Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy is using images of Bruins championship moments from the past to motivate his team, writes Mike Zeisberger.
-- Just how were the Bruins and Blues rosters built? David Satriano and Adam Kimelman take a look at the construction of each team.
-- The Bruins tuned up for the Cup Final with an intrasquad scrimmage on Thursday, writes Amalie Benjamin.
-- There are plenty of storylines in the Cup Final, writes Dan Rosen.
-- Who has the edge in the Cup Final? Tom Gulitti previews the series between the Blues and Bruins.
-- Who will skate away with the Cup? NHL.com writers and editors make their picks.