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 Bruins won 4-2 in Game 1 on Monday. Game 2 is Wednesday at TD Garden (8 p.m. ET; NBCSN, CBC, SN, TVAS).
Here are the headlines from Game 1
-- The Bruins were down early but got up and took it to the Blues, their night summed up perfectly by defenseman Torey Krug's hit on Blues forward Robert Thomas, writes Nicholas J. Cotsonika
-- Sean Kuraly has made a habit of scoring big goals in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, and the Bruins forward scored perhaps his biggest yet in Game 1, writes Amalie Benjamin
-- The Blues are looking for answers to turn things around after getting outplayed and outshot during the final two periods in Game 1, writes Tom Gulitti
-- Bruins forward David Backes mixed it up with his former Blues teammates in Game 1, writes Matt Kalman
-- Former Bruins defenseman Don Awrey was a symbol of grit for Boston at Game 1, writes Dave Stubbs
-- Former Bruins forward and Hockey Hall of Famer Willie O'Ree is hoping Boston can bring home the Stanley Cup, writes William Douglas
-- Kuraly gives his thoughts on his goal and the Bruins win in his Stanley Cup Final blog for NHL.com
-- Blues defenseman Colton Parayko writes about his experiences in Game 1 in his blog for NHL.com
-- Who's hot, who's not after Game 1? Shawn P. Roarke gives his Stanley Cup Final stock report.
-- Lil Nas X and Chase Rice were rocking Boston long before the puck dropped for Game 1, writes Tom Gulitti in his Stanley Cup Final postcard
-- NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman said before Game 1 that the League will look at expanding video review, writes Dan Rosen